The Silber Fellowship provides Jewish camp staff high-end internships, workshops, mentorship and leadership opportunities.
Silber Fellows will receive intensive professional development to help them become informal educators and leaders in the community.
Professional and Leadership Development (February-April)
Participants will be matched with a mentor through United Jewish Appeal’s (“UJA”) network of professionals, spanning across numerous industries and professions.
Program participants will engage in a leadership development webinar series, which will include:
To the extent COVID-19 conditions permit, program participants will be placed in internship opportunities that will reinforce the development achieved through the mentorship and webinar aspects of the program.
Placement Options (May/June)
Compensation: Program participants will receive a stipend
Internship placement at a local Toronto area business or organization. Opportunities may include private companies, non-profit organizations, or professional services firms.
Compensation: Program participants will receive a stipend or compensation based on opportunity
Fellows that select the Project Ten internship will have the unique opportunity to focus on informal educational programming and empowering the local community for 6 weeks in Uganda, Israel, Greece, Mexico or Ghana. The program is geared to Fellows looking for a future career in education.
Trip includes: Accommodations, food, water, city transportation, security, volunteer projects and learning opportunities.
Program Fee: Program participants pay $900 USD
Fees: All Fellows will be required to provide a $250 deposit, which will be refunded upon completion of the program and other post-program obligations.
Silber Fellowship is a program to provide a means for Jewish summer camp staff, returning to camp for the upcoming summer, to gain valuable experiences in leadership and skill development and career building opportunities within a field that is of interest to them.
Intensive professional, leadership and community development for Jewish summer camp staff to become informal educators and leaders in the community, including:
Fellows must be nominated by the Camp Director before completing an online application. Interested individuals must complete the online application (which includes submitting a resume, answers to short form question, bio and a photo). The application is accessible online through this website. Nominees will be notified by email to schedule an interview. Fellows chosen to participate in the Silber Fellowship will be notified by email and asked to sign a letter of commitment one week following the offer date and asked to submit a deposit.
Application Deadline: Friday, January 22, 2021.
Yes, applicants must be between the ages of 19-23 years old by January 2021 to be eligible for the program.
25 fellows will be a part the 2021 cohort.
Yes, this program is most certainly for you!
The program is open to GTA residents who have completed their 2nd year as a summer camp staff and between the ages of 19-23 years old by January 2021. Participants must have proof of employment for the upcoming summer with a camp affiliated with the Ontario Council for Jewish Camps prior to acceptance to the fellowship.
All Fellows will be required to provide a $250 deposit which will be refunded upon completion of the program. We offer you the opportunity to voluntarily donate all or part of your deposit to support future programming, however, this decision is made solely at your discretion.
The application deadline is January 22, 2021.
Applicants are welcome to apply to more than one placement, however, will only be able to accept and participate in one placement program.
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Silber Fellowship is a project of the Silber Family Centre in partnership with UJA Federation Genesis, Project Ten and The Jewish Agency for Israel.
Silber Family Centre Partner Camps: Camp George, Camp Gesher, Camp Northland, Camp Ramah, J Academy, Camp Shalom, Camp Moshava Ennismore, Camp Solelim, Camp Shomria, Camp Kadimah, Camp B’nai Brith Ottawa, The Jack and Pat Kay Centre Camp, Camp Moshava Ba'ir Toronto.