Apply today for JFREJ’s Grace Paley Organizing Fellowship (GPOF) for Jews of Color, Mizrahi & Sephardi Jews, Jews raised poor or working class, seniors and people with disabilities. We have a rolling application process, so the sooner you apply, the better your chances of being selected for the fellowship. The deadline for applications is Monday, August 6th at 5pm. If you have questions about the fellowship, email

GPOF is JFREJ's flagship leadership development program — an 7-month long fellowship for 8-12 Jews committed to social justice and community organizing. This year, the fellowship cohort will be entirely Jews of Color, Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews, Jews raised poor or working class, seniors and people with disabilities.

The fellowship is a unique opportunity for Jews committed to social justice to develop together as powerful community organizers and deepen their political analysis all while building relationships and community. The fellowship allows participants to build a shared analysis of how our personal experiences interact with broader systems of oppression while learning the foundational tenets of organizing. The monthly day-long workshops cover topics including racial justice, Jews and class, disability justice, feminist leadership and anti-Jewish oppression, as well as trainings in skills such as base-building, facilitation, campaign strategy and development, and fundraising. In addition to the monthly trainings, fellows will take leadership in on-the-ground campaigns for racial and economic justice.

The fellowship is provided free to the participants by JFREJ and requires commitment and a sustained interest in social justice movement building.

If you’re a Jew of Color, Mizrahi or Sephardi Jew, raised poor or working class Jew, a senior and/or a person with disabilities with a deep interest in justice, please apply! And everyone, please share this amazing resource far and wide.