• AISH UK Jerusalem Fellowship

    The Jerusalem Fellowship by Aish UK is our flagship programme established in 1993 and now celebrating its 30th year. Aish UK seeks to offer diverse immersive experiences to embolden and empower young Jews to ensure bright Jewish futures. Our trip offers a five and a half week all-inclusive Israel experience, including an outstanding 4 week internship opportunity. The trip offers an invigorating opportunity to explore the depth of Judaism and Israeli culture from a first hand perspective, whilst enjoying your independent living in Israel.



    This Onward Israel programme is operated through a partnership between the Beacon and Shapira Foundations and other leading philanthropists. It is organized by Jewish Futures together with Aish UK.

    During the trip, participants will take part in a four-week internship at top Israeli and multinational firms based in Jerusalem and surrounding areas, and build their resumes. Participants will work in a suitable bespoke internship opportunity while gaining a prestigious experience to aid future job applications.

    Aside from the internship component, participants will have the opportunity to spend a week in one of the premier Jewish learning institutions in the world. Situated opposite the Western Wall, the Aish Hatorah World Center is host to world-renowned educators and presenters in the world of Jewish Education. From on-site meditation facilities to rooftop lookouts, and a private cinema, the World Center is a dream location from which to explore areas of Judaism and Israel that you have never had before.

    Through these opportunities, as well as additional guest speakers, participants are offered  a phenomenal opportunity to explore and delve into their heritage and address the big questions Jews face in the modern world. Together with a dynamic team and like-minded peers, they will forge new, meaningful and longstanding relationships. A full summer of leadership opportunities and personal growth on the backdrop of the scenic and historic sites of the Modern State of Israel.

    Important Information

    All participants are responsible for the cost of and arranging their own flights and transport to the meeting point in Israel.

    Participants will be required to submit a 1000 NIS programme security deposit in cash upon arrival in Israel. Deposits will be refunded at the end of the programme pending good standing.

    Dates:  June 22 – July 30, 2023           

    Programme Cost: £1,400 – £1,800

    This is a subsidized price and includes accommodation in Jerusalem, Shabbat programmes, and activities. We have a Membership system, which will further subsidize the trip to the reduced amount of £1400 for. The actual cost of the programme is circa £4,000 but all applicants will receive the subsidized price. Aish UK is committed to providing access to those with leadership potential regardless of background and therefore further need based scholarships are available upon request.

    Accommodations: Apartments or dorm-style housing in central Jerusalem.

    The number of participants to an apartment or room is dependent on the size of the accommodations and number of participants on the programme.

    While meeting common standards, housing differs by year and even within a programme. To learn more about this, please visit our FAQs on the Aish website.

    About Aish UK:
    Aish UK is the largest jewish educational organization, catering to the 8500 students at UK Universities. Aish UK exists to make the wisdom, depth and beauty of Judaism accessible to every young British Jew, from when they are about to leave home until they build their own, empowering young Jews to build a brighter future for the community.

    Acceptance Criteria

    This programme is open for all 18-23 years old’s. To be applicable for the full trip subsidy students will have to have not spent 3 or more months in Israel as part of an educational or peer-programme (this includes semester abroad, gap year or any other Onward Israel programme). This doesn’t limit those students from coming on the trip.

    Fluent in English

    Applications are open to UK-based Jewish University students who are currently studying at University. Priority and extra scholarship is given based on current involvement in our Campus programs, and Aish UK’s membership system.

    Sample Internships:

    Internships are available in a variety of sectors including business, finance, law, media, architecture, politics, hi-tech, medicine and NGOs. All of these will be based in or near Jerusalem and are an ideal opportunity to build your CV and create a prestigious experience to aid future job applications.

    E.g. Data Analyst at a Venture Capital Firm

    Interior Architect Designer at a Real Estate Development FIrm

    Event management with a Events Company


    Not sure what type of internship you are looking for or unsure if you can find it in Israel? We will work with you to find the right match for your career path!

    For More Information

    Contact Rabbi Shauly Strom at sstrom@aish.org.uk WhatsApp: https://wa.me/447952567878 Programme Website: www.aish.org.uk/jfellows

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