Rabbinical and Graduate Students: Preliminary Fellowship Schedule and Requirements

Preliminary Fellowship Schedule and Requirements

The following is a preliminary list of events, workshops, dates and fellowship commitments:

Orientation Programming

*Specific dates will be available shortly

Welcome and Introductory Webinar
Week of October 20, 2014, TBD

Three Preparatory Webinar Information Sessions
Week of November 3, 2014, TBD
Week of December 1, 2014, TBD
December 22, 2014, TBD

Educational Preparation (including short readings, video clips, and brief text studies done as individuals, in partner study, and/or web-based discussion)
Periodically, October through January
Participation in monthly Action Teams* meetings (either in person or virtually)

In-Person Orientation
Sunday, January 4, 2015 in NYC

8-10 Day Experience in the Developing World

Travel to Nicaragua
January 5–13, 2015 leaving from NYC

Post-Trip Engagement Activities

Take Action with AJWS: Two Days of Training and Lobbying in Washington, D.C. to build on current activism skills
Late April 2015

Post-Travel Workshops & Ongoing Engagement

Participate in six webinars, and one in-person Wellstone Action Regional Training tentatively scheduled:
Week of February 9, 2015 TBD
Week of March 9, 2015 TBD
Week of April 20, 2015 TBD
Week of May 18, 2015 TBD
Week of June 22, 2015, TBD
Week of August 10, 2015, TBD
Week of October 12, 2015, TBD

Post-Trip Commitments: Examples

Take Action with AJWS

  • Speak and/or write about the travel experience and AJWS’s campaign work

  • Generate local press
  • Attend local monthly Action Team meetings, take on leadership roles and plan campaign events
  • Participate in local meetings with elected officials
  • Organize local community to mobilize support for AJWS’s advocacy campaign
  • Fundraise for AJWS