Leadership Development

Weinstein Fellowship

The George Weinstein Fellowship is the leadership development program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. It brings together a diverse group of young adults to learn the leadership skills necessary to become an active leader and decision maker in the Milwaukee Jewish community. Weinstein Fellows go on to leadership positions not only at the Federation but at synagogues and other Jewish organizations throughout the city.

Weinstein 6 Fellows

Fellows meet monthly to learn from professionals and volunteers in our community, as well as from each other. A key part of the curriculum is a highly subsidized trip to Israel in which Fellows meet with peers in our Partnership2Gether region, Sovev-Kinneret, as well as tour and learn about leadership through an Israeli lens.

The Fellowship was established by the Weinstein family to honor the memory of George Weinstein, a Milwaukee businessman and philanthropist who was committed to ensuring that the Milwaukee Jewish community goes from strength to strength across the generations. It has become a nationally-recognized program and is studied by other communities as a model for developing young leaders.

What you need to know about Weinstein 7

  • Interested and qualified candidates must submit an application by August 16, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling bases until closing date.
  • Program will run from September 2019 through July 2020.
  • Fellows will meet monthly in various locations throughout Milwaukee. Sessions will be approximately 1.5 hours and will take place in the evening.
  • The Israel trip dates are approximately late February/early March 2020. The trip will be about one week long.
  • The trip is highly subsidized by the Weinstein Family. Each participant is asked to contribute $1000 towards the cost of the trip. MJF will work with you to establish a payment plan if needed.
  • Non-participating spouses are encouraged to travel with the group to Israel at full retail cost, to be determined (though both spouses can also apply and be accepted as Fellows). Last year, the non-subsidized trip cost was about $3500, flights included. Prices may be different this time based on length of trip and flight availability.

Applications for the Weinstein 7 Fellowship will be available in June 2019. If you have questions about the Weinstein Fellowship, please contact YLD Director, Lauren Berger, at 414-390-5702.

Photos from Weinstein 6 Delegation Trip to Israel (March 2018)
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Weinstein 6 Delegation Trip to Israel

Photos from Weinstein 5 Delegation Trip to Israel (March 2016)
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Weinstein 5 Delegation Trip to Israel

Photos from Weinstein 4 Delegation Trip to Israel (Feb 2014)
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Weinstein 4 Delegation Trip to Israel

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