The Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship in Global Jewish Leadership
Applications for the 2016 Ralph. I Goldman Fellowship are now closed. Check back to see updates from our current fellow, and to find out when the application period for the 2017 fellowship begins.
“There is a single Jewish world: intertwined, interconnected”
—JDC honorary executive vice president Ralph I. Goldman
Are you the one?
The Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship is JDC’s premiere leadership opportunity, awarded to one person annually, for young Jewish 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.
- 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.
Download our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Sheet here.
Read dispatches from 2014 RIG Fellow Adam Steinberg in the Philippines here.
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.