LFT enables young Jewish leaders to develop skills to advocate on behalf of the Jewish people, Israel, and human rights, and to serve as positive change agents for their peers and community.

Graduates of LFT enter college with the knowledge and confidence to engage in dialogue regarding antisemitism and Israel. LFT participants will learn about past and current Israeli affairs, challenges and opportunities facing global Jewry, and how to utilize strategic networks in advocacy.

High school students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors during their LFT term are eligible to apply. There is no cost to participate. 


LFT consists of high-level, engaging, and participatory training sessions once a month, in-person, on Sundays from 3:00-5:30PM. 

Dates* for 2022-2023 LFT Year
November 6th
December 4th
January 8th
February 5th
March 12th
April 16th
May 7th

“Through LFT I’ve learned to combat anger and hate with love and reasoning. Not only have we learned how to combat anti-Israel rhetoric, but we’ve also learned to diffuse high tension situations with a calm thought process. We can use our knowledge and reason to become leaders in our future endeavors. We have been equipped with everything we need to succeed.”
- 2021-22 LFT Chicago Alum


*These dates are subject to change, but we will keep you informed with as much notice as possible. Our LFT students are also invited to take part in supplementary AJC opportunities.

Questions? Contact Corey Minkoff at minkoffc@ajc.org or (312) 646-6113.