Activate your summer 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 four-week, paid fellowship is open to college students from the greater Cleveland area or affiliated with Cleveland Hillel's campuses and Hillel at Kent State University and the University of Akron.
1. What is the L.E.V. Campus Fellowship?
In a time when many employment and internships are on hold, 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 LEV?
In addition to being an acronym for leadership, education, and volunteering, the pillars of the fellowship, LEV has a deeper meaning. LEV (לֵב) is Hebrew for heart. The LEV 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 LEV Campus Fellowship is open to all college age members of our community, from incoming first-year students to 2020 graduates. Students must be from the greater Cleveland area or attend a Cleveland Hillel campus, Kent State University, or the University of Akron.
4. What’s expected of me?
(a) Leadership Requirement: Attendance at a minimum 3 speaker opportunities.
Fellows will be offered: 5-6 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 in a summer when many internships and employment are on hold.
Learn from high-profile professionals and community leaders.
Develop personal and professional skills.
(b) Education Requirement: 4 Virtual Cohort Gatherings (target: 10/group)
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: 20 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?
Stipend of $500 to be paid at the conclusion of the Fellowship.
6. What are the dates of the fellowship?
Monday, June 29nd-Friday, July 24th
7. How do I apply?
Application will close on Thursday, June 25th at 11:59 pm EST. Apply here bit.ly/LEVfellowship
8. Who do I contact if I have questions?
Contact Sarah Foster, LEV Coordinator, at