AEPi’s Jewish Leadership and Programming Department (JLPD) is excited to launch three programs this fall to keep our undergraduate Brothers interacting with one another whether they are in-person or virtual. We’re excited to announce the Israel Engagement Chair Cohort, Jewish Identity Chair Cohort, and Leven Leadership Fellow programs. These three opportunities exemplify our mission to develop leadership for the Jewish community. This year, more than any year in recent memory, our AEPi Brothers will need to rely on our shared Jewish values and traditions to bring us and our campus community together, especially when we are forced to stay apart.
If you’re an undergraduate Brother, take a minute to read about each of these and see if you’d be a perfect fit for one. Challenge yourself this semester and join other Brothers, like you, who are looking to put their leadership to the test to better themselves and their chapters.
While these three opportunities are only available to undergraduate Brothers, we encourage our alumni to recommend this program to anyone they work with that may benefit from participating.
Israel Engagement Chair Cohort
Does your chapter have an Israel Engagement Chair or someone who is passionate about Israel? If you’re looking for ways to involve Brothers in Israel engagement and education on campus, then this cohort is the perfect opportunity for you. The 2020 Israel Engagement Chair Cohort is looking for Brothers who wish to expand their knowledge of the Jewish state. Participants will meet twice per month with Brothers from all over the world to discuss philosophy, professional development and how to engage chapter Brothers about Israel and Israel-related programming. The Cohort will have their first meeting at the end of September and continue through the end of the semester.
Those interested in the Israel Engagement Chair Cohort should contact Ethan White to fill out an application. Spots for this are limited, so be sure to apply before it’s too late.
Jewish Identity Chair Cohort
Jewish identity is integral to our mission as the International Jewish Fraternity. If your chapter has a Jewish Identity Chair or someone who is passionate about campus Jewish identity and leadership, then this is the cohort for you! It’s no secret that anti-Semitism on campus has been on the rise for years and these attacks seem to hit closer to home each time. Now, more than ever, we need to rely on one another to fight these attacks on the Jewish community and bring everyone together.
The 2020 Jewish Identity Cohort is looking for Brothers who wish to expand their knowledge on their Jewish roots, values and thoughts. Participants will work with Brothers from all over the world twice per month, discussing how to engage their chapter Brothers so they embrace Jewish values and traditions. The Cohort will have their first meeting at the end of September and continue through the end of the semester.
Those interested in the Jewish Identity Chair Cohort should contact Moshe Lencer to fill out an application. Spots for this are limited, so be sure to apply before it’s too late.
Leven Leadership Fellow
Every year before AEPi International Convention, AEPi is proud to welcome chapter leaders for the Michael A. Leven Advanced Leadership Institute. The Leven Leadership Institute gives Brothers the essential tools to become a successful leader and manager. Now, AEPi is excited to build on this with Leven Leadership Fellows. This prestigious opportunity is only open to juniors and seniors.
As a Leven Leadership Fellow, Brothers will be responsible for learning from different leadership sessions and then taking what they learn and presenting on this to their chapter. Fellows will have an exclusive opportunity to learn about upcoming leadership opportunities and have a chance to promote these to the chapter in order to set a precedent of leadership amongst other Brothers.
Leven Leadership Fellows will also test the skills they learn along the way by creating their own leadership sessions. If you or one of your chapter Brothers have goal setting, divergent thinking and other leadership qualities at the forefront of your mind, this is the perfect opportunity for you!
Those interested in becoming a Leven Leadership Fellow should contact Kyle Whitlock to fill out an application. Spots for this are limited, so be sure to apply before it’s too late.