Are you an outstanding rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior who is interested in Jewish advocacy?

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. AJC's goal is to ensure that graduates of the program enter college with the knowledge and confidence to engage in ongoing dialogue regarding antisemitism and Israel. Topics covered include past and current Israeli affairs, challenges and opportunities facing global Jewry, and how to utilize strategic networks in advocacy.

Applications for the 2020-2021 LFT cohort are now open! 

Applications are due August 2nd. Click here to apply.

LFT will consist of up to eight high-level, participatory training sessions once a month on Sunday afternoons beginning in Fall 2020. A majority of sessions will take place at AJC LA’s office in Brentwood. All sessions will include a Kosher meal.

Dates*

  • October 18
  • November 15
  • December 13
  • January 10
  • February 7
  • March 21
  • April 18

"LFT gave me the skills and information I need to be confident in my defense of Israel and the Jewish community" - Rebecca Yasha, LFT 2019

*These dates are subject to change, but we will keep you informed with as much notice as possible.

**In addition to the sessions, LFT students will be invited to participate in LFT Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. in the Spring of 2021. They will join LFT students from around the country to advocate on behalf of the Jewish people and Israel with senior government officials and policy experts.

***Our LFT students are also invited to take part in supplementary AJC opportunities.

Questions? Contact Brian Hertz at hertzb@ajc.org

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