Braman Israel Advocacy Fellowship


The Braman Israel Advocacy Fellowship — under the leadership of Rabbi Jaime Aklepi — is a prestigious program for highly motivated 12th graders to engage in constructive and effective dialogue about Israel.

The fellowship will focus on critical issues including:

• Advocacy for Israel.
• The Palestinian/Israeli Conflict.
• The BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanction) Movement.
• Challenges facing American-Jewish college students.


Fellows will attend the 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. and meet with world leaders, dialogue with international Israel experts and have the opportunity to lobby their members of Congress.



Graduates from this program will be prepared to enter college ready, willing and able to dialogue with other students about sensitive issues surrounding Israel. They will have the historical knowledge and current information to be agents in building a strong, positive Jewish presence in their college community through advocacy, dialogue, engagement and programming.

Students will be part of a cohort of support and a network for Israel engagement on their college campus.


Application to the fellowship is required. The Fellowship meets twice a month, with special programs during the year. Graduates of this Fellowship will have the opportunity to develop and implement Israel advocacy programs in college and receive a stipend. Fellows will also be eligible for scholarships when they take Judaic studies courses in college and for various Israel study abroad/internships.


Apply today for the 2018–2019 Fellowship

Download Application for the Braman Israel Advocacy Fellowship


For more information or to apply for the fellowship, Tamara Donnenfeld, Director of Lifelong Learning, 786.364.9416, tdonnenfeld@tbam.org.


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