Israel Fast Track Fellowship

For more information on this programme please find the brochure here.

For further enquires contact Eli Gaventa, Head of Youth and Students.

The application deadline is the 3rd February. Please note that there are a maximum of 20 places on the fellowship and applications are processed on a rolling basis.

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UJIA Israel Fast Track is a programme like no other. Over three months you will go deeper into your understanding of Israel than ever before. It will help you stand out from the crowd, both in the Jewish community, in your university applications and your future career.

Now in its 5th year we are thrilled that in 2021 we’ve partnered with the IMPACT Israel Fellowship to deliver a multidimensional online learning and leadership experience. You’ll join with a small of group of peers from across the UK to engage with multiple perspectives on Israel and delve into challenging questions of identity and leadership. Over the course of 10 sessions you will be empowered to be leaders in the Israel conversation in the community, online and on campus.

You will also have access to Israeli politicians, activists, journalists and thought leaders. Participants should have a good basic knowledge of Israel before participating in the course. The course will look in-depth at Israel today from politics to history to society to the conflict and will develop participants as informed and inspired leaders.

In the program, fellows will have the opportunity to learn virtually from experienced educators and expert guest speakers from the UK and Israel, and you will debate and discuss collectively as a cohort and in Chaburot (group study).


There are 10 sessions in total and each session is either 2- or 3-hours taking place on Sundays across February, March, April and May. Sessions will predominantly take place virtually and will be 2 hours from 10:00 am to 12:00 am. If Covid-19 restrictions allow for in-person gathering of the whole cohort then sessions will be 3 hours and from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm.

Programme Dates for 2021

How it works

The Fellowship will be a completely online program for up to 20 fellows. As the Israel Fast Track Fellowship takes place entirely online, it is crucial for the educational experience to be diverse, engaging, and thought-provoking. We have constructed a plan that involves both live engagement and off-line small group tasks. Fellows will interact both individually, in small working groups and as a cohort. Fellows will be expected to participate in offline discussion and group work between Sunday sessions. This will be facilitated and supported by a UK based Madrich and mentor.

Is it for you?

If you are someone who wants to explore, in a serious, high-quality and in-depth way, the big questions surrounding Israel today, and you want to use this expertise to become an informed leader of your peers and in the community, then yes, this is for you.

You’ll finish the programme more knowledgeable about Israel, more reflective about its options, and more able to articulate how you feel about its issues.

We are actively seeking a diverse group for this programme. We want people from across the religious and political spectrum, and who have a range of views about Israel. As long as you are supportive of the existence of Israel as a Jewish state (broadly defined) and are willing to hear and engage with a spectrum of opinions, we want you to apply.

How much it costs?

The programme is very heavily subsidised and costs £250.00.

If your family’s financial circumstances are such that this cost would prohibit your participation on the programme, we have financial assistance available. Please tick the relevant box on the application form.

How do I apply?

To regTo register your interest in the programme and to receive the application form click below.

  • Applicants must be between 16-18 years old in the equivalent
  • school years 12-13.
  • Applicants must have the permission of a parent/guardian to apply.
  • Applicants must be able to commit to participate in all parts of the programme.

Applicants are welcome from across the UK.

The application deadline is the 3rd February. Please note that there are a maximum of 20 places on the fellowship and applications are processed on a rolling basis.