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Program Details:

The Diller Teen Fellows program is a year-long immersive global leadership program inviting teens from six continents and 32 communities to step up, lead their communities, and repair the world. Diller brings together a pluralistic, diverse group of up to 20 Baltimore teens and provide them with the tools, feedback, and guidance you need to experiment, collaborate, and grow as a leader all while exploring your own Jewish identity.

Dates: September 2024 – September 2025

Grades: 11th Grade

Cost: $3,500 – Financial Aid Available – The program cost is heavily subsidized thanks to the Hellen Diller Family Foundation and The Associated Jewish Federation of Baltimore. The program cost includes monthly workshops, 3-week summer seminar in Israel, multiple shabbatonim, and MORE!

Community Service Hours: 20 Hours

Applications: Applications for 2024-2025 programs closed on May 1

Diller Teen Fellows Will:

  • Travel to Israel for a unique, 3-week summer seminar
  • Participate in an exchange program with Israeli teens from our sister city, Ashkelon, in Baltimore
  • Participate in 12 mifgashim (workshops) over the course of the year
  • Be recognized as a young Jewish community leader
  • Build a strong connection with Jewish Baltimore and its various institutions
  • Complete a tikkun olam give-back project
  • Build relationships with other outstanding young people from across the Baltimore community and around the world


Application & Selection Process: Diller Teen Fellows is a competitive leadership program that accepts 20 teens from the Baltimore Jewish community. To be selected,

  • Applicants must submit their written application including 2 personal references online by April 16
  • Applicants must complete a 30-minute in-person interview with the Diller Coordinator and interview committee
  • Applicants must participate in a 2-hour, activity based group interview
  • Program acceptances will be announced the first week of June 2023.

For more information, contact Barak Stockler at [email protected]