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Puentes Leadership & Resiliency Fellowship Program Cohort 3 (2023)

Deadline:  December 11, 2022. 

Puentes Leadership & Resiliency Fellowship Program Cohort 3 (2023)

The PUENTES Leadership & Resiliency Fellowship Program provides participants with the opportunity to engage in a four-month leadership and resiliency development program with other Latin-Jews. The experience includes in-person and virtual learning workshops and community gatherings, and aims to empower participants to spark change in their communities.


  1. The 2023 cohort will gather for an in-person, opening and closing retreat, and will include eight virtual gatherings.
  2. The 2023 opening retreat will take place from February 3-5, 2023.
  3. The 2023 closing retreat will take place from May 4-7, 2023.
  4. Virtual Workshops will take place from  3:00-5:00pm PT/ 6:00-8:00pm ET on on Wednesdays January 18, February 1 & 15, March 1, 15 & 29, and on Mondays April 10 & 24.


The goals of this fellowship are to empower participants to:

  1. Examine their individual leadership philosophy,
  2. Sharpen their analysis of intersectionality,
  3. Learn from Jewish and Latino/x educators and narratives,
  4. Develop tools for resiliency, and
  5. Strengthen ties with other Latin-Jewish leaders.


As a result of participating in this fellowship, participants will gain:

  1. Access to the PUENTES alumni network of Latin-Jewish change-makers,
  2. Insight on a wide range of multicultural experiences from the Jewish and Latin communities,
  3. An understanding of how Jewish and Latin cultures are complementary to one another and can strengthen the way we lead,
  4. Tools to more confidently and passionately emerge as holistic community leaders with a strength for bridge-building, and
  5. Connections to local leadership opportunities.


  1. What is special about participating in the PUENTES Leadership & Resiliency Fellowship? Unlike other fellowships, PUENTES is a culturally-responsive, culturally-sustaining fellowship designed by and for Latin-Jews. Created with the Latin-Jewish community in mind, this fellowship examines Latin-Jewish intersectionality, elevates Jewish and Latin texts and scholarship, and places a special focus on resiliency building. 
  2. Who is eligible to participate in this fellowship? Anyone who identifies as Jewish and Latino/e/x is eligible to apply to participate in this fellowship. 
  3. Is this fellowship restricted to an age category such as young adults? The PUENTES Leadership & Resiliency Fellowship is open to anyone over the age of 21, and prides itself on being intergenerational. 
  4. How much time should someone set aside for this commitment? This experience begins with an in-person opening retreat and is followed by eight virtual gatherings and an in-person closing retreat.  
  5. Can this fellowship be adapted for a geographical region? Yes, and we have already adapted the experience for the Bay Area and Los Angeles communities.
  6. What is the cost of participation in this fellowship? Thanks to the generosity of our funders, PUENTES has been made possible with significant subsidization. The contribution for this experience is a sliding scale of $360-$720 based on your financial situation. In addition, there will be a stipend provided for travel to and from the retreat according to location and distance. 
The application process for Cohort 3 (2023) is now open!

Applications for the third cycle of the PUENTES Fellowship are now being accepted through December 11, 2022.


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Israel Wellington Jeremiah
Israel Wellington Jeremiah
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