JENE Fellowship

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Simi Valley, CA
United States

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The Brandeis-Bardin Campus (BBC) of the American Jewish University is located 45 min. from Los Angeles in Simi Valley, CA. The campus encompasses 2,700 acres of land of which less than 200 acres are developed and including a year round conference center with first class accommodations; swimming pools; tennis and basketball courts; climbing walls and an Alpine tower; batting cage and grassy soccer fields. The rest of the land includes a working farm with cows, horses, goats and chickens; a hydroponic and aquaponics garden; a 4,000 sq. foot organic garden and meditation orchard; citrus and avocado orchards; and the same ecosystem as that of Israel. 


This experiential training program will prepare you to be a Jewish educator who is able to transform the outdoors into a natural Jewish learning environment and to make nature a co-teacher in the classroom. You will learn through doing and then spend considerable time reflecting on what you did well and how to do it better. You will be continuously challenged to discover for yourself the value of Judaism in your life and how to share your discoveries with others. Fellows will spend 30 hours a week working in one of our NEW AQUAPONIC FARMS, organic gardens or other educational facilities and leading groups of visitors in learning experiences as well as taking time to reflect on the work that is being done, experiences that are being gained and placing it all in a Jewish context.

Description of Fellows Position:
Fellows work 30 hours a week. This work will include but not be limited to:

Learning organic gardening skills and caring for the garden and operating our NEW AQUAPONICS FARM
Learning basic construction and building program areas
Serving as educational staff for Jewish organizations and public schools coming to the Brandeis-Bardin Campus for Jewish and environmental programs.
Learning about the role of nature in Jewish tradition

Fellows will also learn basic wilderness survival skills, tent camping skills, fire building and making skills and receive training in archery certification.

Fellows must be highly motivated and eager to learn new skills
Interested in becoming experiential Jewish educators
Have a strong work ethic
Want to broaden and improve their teaching skills and understanding of experiential education
Have a desire to develop a deeper and more personal relationship with Judaism
Willing to live in a small, pluralistic Jewish community
Eager to live beyond an urban or suburban environment.

Room and Board 100$/week Stipend

Position Start Date:

Sunday, January 15, 2017

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How to Apply:


To apply, please send an interest email to

If you have any questions about our fellowship or the programs that we run, please contact Aryeh Goldman at (805) 582-4450 or

Or go to our online application:

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Room and Board 100$/week Stipend

Contact Name:

Aryeh Goldman

Contact Phone:

805 915 7699

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