Leaders of Today & Tomorrow:
Born from a rich tradition of fostering leadership, the Alexander Muss High School in Israel Impact Fellowship prepares a select group of high school students to take their place as future Jewish change-makers. When their study abroad is complete, fellows return home as ambassadors for Israel and the Jewish people, armed with the necessary tools to conduct recruitment events, promote the school and all that it stands for, and ready to embark on the next stage of life: college.
In addition to Alexander Muss High School in Israel’s signature experiential learning curriculum of 4,000+ years of Jewish and Israeli history, Impact Fellows participate in a specialized track that includes
Leadershiptraining on campus
- Workshops on critical thinking, social media, marketing, and public speaking
- Weekly writing and creative assignments to document their experience, used for publicity and promotion, and preparation for their college careers, all guided by coaches
- Collaboration with local professionals to speak at events upon their return home
We are seeking exceptional high school students who have demonstrated achievements in leadership, character, and academic endeavors. They should possess a deep and personal connection to Judaism, exhibit emotional stability and maturity, and actively participate in a variety of extracurricular activities. They should display both accomplishment and potential. Our impact fellowships have been created to prepare a critical mass of future Jewish leaders! The fellowships are making an investment in tomorrow’s Jewish leadership.
To select the students who will guide their peers into the next great era of Jewish communal activity, we are seeking exceptional teens who possess a personal connection to Judaism and exhibit emotional stability and maturity.
Current Regional Opportunities:
Philadelphia Impact Fellowship
Stephen Muss Impact Fellowship (Miami)
Washington State Impact Fellowship
How Does it Work?
- Find the fellowship in your community
- Apply or nominate a student
- Students fill out the standard AMHSI application
- Students must also answer short essay questions to illustrate who they are and what they are passionate about
The Jewish National Fund (JNF) Impact Fund
Established in 2015 the Impact Funds are established locally and make the fellowship program possible. Created by AMHSI–JNF to identify outstanding high school students, this program provides them with leadership training and a transformative Israel experience. This experience enables students to explore their identity and heritage as well as discover their own link within the chain of Jewish continuity. Fellows must complete pre-trip and post-trip requirements that help them develop key skills and tools to become the next generation of Jewish leadership.
For more information on how to establish your own fellowship, to support an existing fellowship, or to create an endowment for the fund, please contact Co-CEO, Leor Sinai, at [email protected].