Apply today to the Washington area’s leading
Jewish teen leadership program!

Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT), AJC’s innovative leadership fellowship for Jewish teens, enables young 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.

There is no cost to participate in LFT. Participants may be eligible for community service or SSL credit. LFT meets once a month, in-person, on Sunday evenings in downtown Washington, DC.

Apply today for the 2023-24 LFT DC Cohort!

LFT participants:

Learn to act confidently against antisemitism 

Analyze current events through a Jewish lens

Engage with diplomats, elected officials, and leading policy experts 

Improve their knowledge of Israeli history from a variety of perspectives 

What high schools have participated in LFT? 

                            Albert Einstein High School                   Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School   

                            Bullis School                                         Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School 

                            Fairfax School                                       Georgetown Day School 

                            Holton-Arms School                               Maret School 

                            McLean School                                       Montgomery Blair High School 

                            Richard Montgomery High School          Sidwell Friends School               

                            Thomas S. Wootton High School            Jackson-Reed (Wilson) High School          

                            Winston Churchill High School                W. T. Woodson High School                       

Dates* for 2023-2024 LFT DC Year:
November 12
December 17
January 21
February 18
March 10
April 28
May 5

LFT students will be invited to attend a multi-day advocacy fly-in in Washington D.C. in spring 2024. Please stay tuned for exact dates.


"Going into LFT, I thought that I already knew a lot about Israel and advocacy. LFT allowed me to gain more perspectives on issues I thought I was well versed in, as well as how to stand up for the issues that are important to me."  

– Nathan F, LFT DC Alumnus 
“I appreciate all that the program did for my teen's growth and development as a young Jewish adult!” 

– Lisa V, LFT DC Parent


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

Questions? Contact AJC Washington.

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