DFI Application Summary

A summary of the DFI Application and the questions asked appear here for informational purposes only (and may not be printed and submitted by mail). To apply, please visit dorot.fluidreview.com and login or register for a new account.


  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport Information


A personal photo in JPG format is required.


  • Email Addresses
  • Phone Numbers
  • Current Address
  • Permanent Address


A résumé in PDF format is required.


  • High School
  • Colleges/Universities Attended
  • Major/Concentration
  • Degree
  • Honors/Awards


  • Business / Organization
  • Position / Title
  • Dates
  • Responsibilities


  • How did you hear about the Dorot Fellowship in Israel? Please be specific... who specifically, what advertisement or website, etc.
  • In the event you are not selected as a Dorot Fellow, please tell us what else you are considering. (Please include options you are seeking: applications to graduate programs, jobs, other travel/learning opportunities, etc.)
  • In the event that you were not chosen as a Dorot Fellow, would you be interested in receiving information from/about other learning/leadership programs/programs in Israel?


  • Please list any formal Jewish education received in your elementary and secondary school years.
  • Please tell us the name of the school and its location, and the type of program.
  • Please list all time spent in Israel, including the names of Israel Programs (where applicable), dates and lengths of each visit.
  • Please list your travel abroad other than Israel. Include place(s), date(s), and program(s), if applicable.
  • Please rate your spoken language abilities.


Essays are limited to 750 words each — roughly two double-spaced pages.
  • Essay 1: Please introduce yourself. (Feel free to be creative.) Note: This is to be submitted as a video essay. (Maximum 3 minutes.)
  • Essay 2: What contributions do you wish to make in life? In what ways do you hope to influence your community or communities? In what ways do you wish to see society change? How might you be part of that change?
  • Essay 3: Please tell us how you would make use of the Dorot Fellowship to better empower yourself to participate in the social change you describe above. In what ways do you need to grow? What specific skills and characteristics do you need to develop to effect this change? How would you make use of the DFI to develop those particular skills and characteristics?


We recognize that leadership can be expressed in varieties of circumstances. Some express leadership via formal positions in organizations. Others express leadership through artistic creation, in the midst of social networks or via a wide array of other possibilities.

  • Please provide examples of formative circumstances in which you expressed/demonstrated leadership.
  • Please choose 3 of your previously listed expressions/demonstrations of leadership, and describe them more fully. What did you contribute? What did you learn? [Please also keep in mind that learning can come from both success and failure.]


In addition to reformers and innovators who will enliven the American Jewish landscape, the Dorot Fellowship also seeks artists whose artistic endeavors illuminate the values, the conflicts, the challenges and opportunities related to Jewishness in the 21st Century. If your contribution to the American Jewish landscape is manifest in the creative arts, please answer the questions below.

  • List your artistic practice in the public sphere over the past five years (publications, exhibitions, performances).
  • Please describe how your creative practice relates to Jewishness and/or leadership.


You will be asked to provide the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who might be contacted by Dorot for a recommendation on your behalf.

Please note that information may also be gathered from internet searches and via conversations with individuals to whom candidates are known (though not necessarily identified by candidates as references).