LFT enables young Jewish leaders to develop skills to advocate on behalf of the Jewish people, Israel, and human rights around the world, 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.

Applications for the 2022-2023 year are now open!

Click here to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Students who will be sophomores, juniors, or seniors in high school during the 2022-2023 school year are eligible to apply. There is no cost to participate. 

LFT will consist of high-level, engaging, and participatory training sessions once a month on Sundays.

We plan to hold all our sessions for the 2022-2023 year in-person. However, the safety of our participants is our highest priority, and we may choose to switch to a virtual format should we need to. Our in-person sessions will take place from 2:00 – 4:30 pm PT at AJC’s office. We will provide individually wrapped, kosher snacks for in-person meetings. For virtual meetings, we will meet from 2:00 – 3:30 via Zoom.

Dates* for 2022-2023 LFT Year
Sunday, November 6th
Sunday, December 4th
Sunday, January 8th
Sunday, February 5th
Sunday, March 5th
Sunday, April 2nd
Sunday, May 7th

*These dates and times 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.

"Because of LFT, I have become a more nuanced and well-versed vocal advocate in the fight against antisemitism, and I feel confident in my ability to discuss sensitive issues regarding the Jewish people and the State of Israel both in college and beyond”
— David Kerendian, LFT Class of 2022.

Questions? Contact Alissa Bernstein at bernsteina@ajc.org.

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