Elevate your spring semester with engaging Leadership, Education, and Volunteering

Cleveland Hillel, Hillel at Kent State, and Jewish Federation of Cleveland have created the L.E.V. Campus Fellowship to enable college students to engage in leadership, education, and volunteering (the 3 pillars of the fellowship). 'Lev' (לֵב) is also Hebrew for 'heart.' The L.E.V. Campus Fellowship asks participants to give of themselves and nurture the Jewish community through acts of tikkun olam (repairing the world).

 

This 12-week, paid fellowship is open to college students affiliated with Cleveland Hillel and Hillel at Kent State's campuses including Kent State University, the University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University, Oberlin College, Cleveland State University, John Carroll University, and Baldwin State University AND all college-age students living in the Cleveland area while remotely at another school during the spring 2021 semester. 

 

We are proud to announce that 39 students are participating in the Spring 2021 cohort!

 

To learn about the summer cohort, contact L.E.V. Campus Coordinator, Rachel Marchese at lev@clevelandhillel.org

 


FAQ

1. What is the L.E.V. Campus Fellowship?

In a time when many students feel disconnected and want to give back while making a difference in their community, this is an opportunity to support personal Jewish leadership growth and resume development. Cleveland Hillel, Hillel at Kent State, and Jewish Federation of Cleveland have put together a fellowship to enable college students to engage in Jewish life, build personal and professional skills, and by doing so, will be compensated with a financial stipend.

2. Why L.E.V.?

In addition to being an acronym for leadership, education, and volunteering, the pillars of the fellowship, L.E.V. has a deeper meaning. 'Lev' (לֵב) is Hebrew for 'heart.' The L.E.V. Campus Fellowship asks participants to give of themselves and nurture the Jewish community through acts of tikkun olam (repairing the world).

 

3. Who can apply?

The L.E.V. Campus Fellowship is open to students studying at Kent State University, the University of Akron, or Cleveland Hillel campuses or any student living in Northeast Ohio, but studying at a different school. 

 

4. What’s expected of me?

(a) Leadership Requirement: Attendance at a minimum of 5 speaker opportunities, or participate in a semester-long leadership position (committee, micro-community, internship and attend 1 speaker opportunity.

  • Fellows will be offered 8-10 different opportunities to connect with leadership & professional development speakers and local community leaders. These sessions will enable students to build their resume and networking skills when many internships and employment are on hold. 

  • Learn from high-profile professionals and community leaders.

  • Develop personal and professional skills.

(b) Education Requirement: 8 Virtual Small Cohort Gatherings

  • Participants will be assigned into small groups facilitated by trained Jewish/Hillel educators.

  • Learn with & from each other, creating opportunities to build relationships with other peers in the fellowship.

  • Study relevant Jewish topics inspired by Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF) Chavurah (a proven and successful model).

(c) Volunteer Requirement: 25 hours minimum

  • Fellows will have access to a specially curated database of volunteer opportunities to choose from based on interests and availability. 

  • Volunteer opportunities will be offered as in-person (safety precautions observed), virtual, or as a combination of the two.

  • Make a difference in your community. 

 

5. What’s in it for me?

A stipend of $500 to be paid upon successful completion of the Fellowship.

 

6. What are the dates of the fellowship?  

Monday, February 5th-Friday, April 30th

7. How do I apply? 

 Applications are closed for the spring cohort.

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8. Whom do I contact if I have questions?

Contact L.E.V. Campus Coordinator, Rachel Marchese at lev@clevelandhillel.org

Call or Text

T: 330-678-0397

Address

613 E. Summit St.

Kent, OH 44240

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