Looking to learn more about Israel, the Israeli people, and the rich and diverse culture of Israel? Join the Israel Learning Fellowship (ILF) to dive deep into the history, society, and politics of Israel while also making new friends and learning from exciting speakers and educators.

Each fellowship will consist of 8 weekly sessions, lasting 1.5 hours, and students will be paid $200 upon successful completion of their program. 


ILF 101 is perfect for students who know a little bit about Israel, but want more knowledge. This fellowship primarily focuses on important events throughout history that shaped Israel today. This fellowship is recommended for students who care about Israel, but might not be comfortable talking about Israel with friends or peers. They also might have just gotten back from a Birthright Israel trip or have never been to Israel before.


  • Intro Session

  • Zionism

  • Independence

  • 1950s-1960s

  • 1970s-1980s

  • 1990s-2000s

  • 2010-now


Introducing ILF 301! This fellowship was created for students who want to continue their Israel education journey and explore the state from a different angle. This fellowship is unofficially titled “unknown stories” because it focuses on topics and stories you wouldn’t normally hear about in the news or through typical pro-Israel programming. Our goal is for students to walk away understanding that Israel is so much more than David Ben Gurion, “the conflict” and cherry tomatoes. This fellowship is recommended for students who have completed ILF 101 (however, not a requirement) and/or students who feel like they have a decent foundation when it comes to their knowledge on Israel. ILF 201 is not a prerequisite and can be taken after ILF 301.



  • Unlikely Friendships and Rivalries 

  • The Netanyahus

  • Pre-State Militias

  • Forgotten Prime Ministers

  • Lone Soldiers

  • The Palestinian Declaration of Independence 

  • 18 Years in Lebanon

  • Women in Combat


Maddi Jackson, Director of Israel Education Programming, maddi@msuhillel.org

Neta Druker, Israel Fellow, israelfellow@msuhillel.org


Stipend: $200

To apply for the Israel Learning Fellowship, please fill out the form below.

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