Torah Bytes Fellowship Application
Torah Bytes is a monthly, online program in which USYers from across the continent come together to learn about and discuss Jewish texts, values, and other topics. In order to improve and grow this new program, USY is excited to introduce the Torah Bytes Fellowship. We will award this fellowship to one USYer in each region who is graduating high school in 2017 or later. This fellowship will improve the participant's planning, engagement, communication, teamwork, and teaching skills.

We will move to a model of two Torah Bytes sessions per month. A guest speaker will present during the first monthly session, and the next week we will divide regions into three smaller discussion groups. For the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year, each fellow will be responsible for leading and planning one of these small discussion sessions. Fellows will also work together to give input for topic choices and guest speakers.

Fellows will also be responsible for recruiting new USYers, and any Jewish high school students, to the program by personally reaching out to new people every month to join our learning sessions. Fellows will also help promote Torah Bytes in their region.

In addition to attending and participating in all Torah Bytes sessions, fellows will also attend a few online workshops of their own focused on learning and improving some of the skills listed above. This fellowship will place a heavy focus on leadership development in addition to the skills discussed above.

As compensation for all of their anticipated hard work , each fellow will receive a $250 USY Gift card, which they can apply to any regional or international USY event or summer program. Furthermore, fellows will receive a certificate upon completion of the fellowship and recognition at IC 2016. Finally, the fellowship will give participants experience in a diverse array of fields, and prepare participants for college and future jobs and internships.

In order to apply, please complete the following application by February 17. Feel free to ask your Regional Youth Director, email the Torah Bytes Coordinator, Andy Weissfeld,, or email the 2016 International Rel/Ed, Cara Kupferman, at with any questions.

Quick Re-Cap of Fellow Responsibilities:
-Recruit new USYers and Jewish high-school students to the program
-Attend each guest speaker session, your region's discussion group, and fellows meeting
-Plan and lead one discussion during one of the smaller regional group sessions
-Communicate with other fellows, regional and international Rel/Ed VPs, and USY staff responsible for Torah Bytes

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Cell-Phone Number
(123) 456-7890
Graduating Year
In one paragraph, please tell us why would you like to be a Torah Bytes fellow.
Please state three topic ideas, and describe each of them in one sentence.
How will you get people involved in Torah Bytes, and how will you use Torah Bytes in order to get people more involved in USY as a whole?
What would you like to gain from this leadership experience? How would you like to change and grow over the course of this fellowship?
Please let us know if there is anything else that we should know about you.
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