About the Fellowship

The Judah Fellowship is NCSY’s college campus initiative to engage our public school alumni following their high school graduation. This cohort of passionate and driven NCSY alumni connect to their fellow alumni in order to ensure their smooth transition to engaging Jewish opportunities on campus. Judah Fellows are growth-oriented leaders who prioritize the Jewish journeys of others as if they were their own.


Meet Our 2020-2021 Fellows


Judah Fellowship in Action:

• Participate in weekly online Torah learning with NCSY staff from across the country
• Conduct one on one “coffee dates” (in person and virtual) with NCSY alumni on campus
• Connect NCSY alumni to Jewish organizations on campus
• Facilitate leadership development classes
• Represent the fellowship at NCSY’s National Yarchei Kallah
• Publish Chanukah Dvar Torah companion
• Engage in weekly one on one mentoring with NCSY Staff
• Host freshman “meet and greets” for incoming students
• Host National & Regional online Pre-Yom Tov Shiurim
• Organize campus based Torah chaburahs
• Organize and lead annual training retreat
• Assemble and deliver door to door campus care packages
• Run NCSY alumni reunions on campus in collaboration with NCSY regional staffs


“NCSY Alumni has completely disrupted the traditional ideas of post high school engagement for public school teens by introducing the Judah Fellowship. Our public school alumni who joined the fellowship are not only more engaged in Jewish life on campus, they are leading the charge by proactively ensuring that their NCSY alumni peers actively benefit from campus Jewish resources as well. This program is a must for impacted NCSY public school alumni.”
-Rabbi Aryeh Wielgus, Director, Greater Washington NCSY

“The Judah Fellowship gave my NCSY Alumni the opportunity to continue the Jewish and personal growth they started in NCSY. It’s amazing to watch how their leadership is transforming Jewish community on campus. Everyone should apply for TJJAP, the essential first step of the Judah Fellowship.”
-Marc Fein, Director, TJJ AP

“The Judah Fellowship has given me an amazing outlet to continue developing the leadership skills that I began as an NCSYer. Because of the Judah Fellowship, the Jewish life on my campus has exploded and become one of the most important parts of our Jewish students’ college experiences. The support we get as Judah Fellows from NCSY staff and Jewish staff on campus allows us to revolutionize the way Jewish young adults continue with their Jewish growth and involvement.”
-Julia Wolf (West Coast), University of Oregon

“The Judah Fellowship has been an amazing experience for me. It has been so great watching this program grow so much and growing from it myself as well. Not only have I enjoyed getting to know people on campus and working on bettering Jewish life for students on campus, I also have made great friends through the program and have more opportunities to learn.”
-Matthew Friedman (Central East), Arizona State University- Tempe

For more information, email judahfellowship@ncsy.org