The Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship in Global Jewish Leadership

Applications for the 2018 Ralph I. Goldman Fellowhship will open in March 2017. 

Click here to learn more.

“There is a single Jewish world: intertwined, interconnected”

—JDC Honorary Executive Vice President Ralph I. Goldman, z"l

Are you the one?

The Ralph I. Goldman (RIG) Fellowship in Global Jewish Leadership is JDC’s premier leadership opportunity, awarded to one person annually, for young thinkers and doers -- writers, artists, policy shapers, business innovators, and community builders.

The Fellowship is a paid, professional opportunity to live and work in several overseas locations where JDC is active, providing an inside look at JDC’s global operations though individualized assignments.

Each Fellow works with JDC staff to identify and design their unique overseas placements, shaped by their skills, interests, and critical needs of communities overseas. 

Qualifications include:

  • Professional achievement in the candidate's chosen career
  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership and communication skills
  • Strong interest in international Jewish affairs and public service
  • Knowledge of foreign language(s) is a plus but not a requirement
  • Formal and/or informal Jewish education is a plus but not a requirement
  • Bachelor's degree and proven academic excellence. Master's degree a plus but not a requirement

Click here to learn more and request an application.

Read an interview with 2016 RIG Fellow Noa Tal on the chance to transform Jewish lives here

Read more about 2015 RIG Fellow Eliran Douenias efforts in Nepal here.

Read profiles of our current and past fellows here.  


Noa Tal

Noa Tal holds an MSc in Neuroscience and MA in Public Policy and Government, and combined BSc in Psychology and Biology, from the Hebrew University. During her studies, Noa became involved in social organizations and leadership programs, working to make Jerusalem a more tolerant, inclusive, young and vibrant city.

Following these experiences, she decided to change her academic and professional path to public policy. In parallel to studying at the honors program in Public Policy and Government, she started working in the Knesset as a Parliamentary assistant and as a professional consultant on the national budget.

For the past four years, Noa has worked in the Council for Higher Education, where she manages national projects, including the Israeli Centers of research Excellence program, and develops strategic plans for academic studies during high-school and army service.

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