Diller Teen Fellows (Diller) is a year-long teen leadership program for 10th and 11th graders. Throughout the Program and together with our counterpart group in Eilat-Eilot, Israel, Fellows will develop Leadership skills, explore their Jewish Identity and connections to Israel and engage in meaningful Tikun Olam/Social Justice opportunities. Additionally, selected Fellows will participate in two Seminars: one in Toronto (Spring) and one in Israel (Summer). The Diller experience empowers its teens to be active, effective leaders with a strong Jewish identity and a respect for pluralism.

Diller Teen Fellows Toronto

If you are currently in grade 9 or 10 or know current 9th or 10th graders who demonstrate leadership qualities and are dedicated to taking action in the community, sign up for Diller and we’ll be sure to be in touch before the next application season in May 2019.



Here are four reasons you should consider applying:




Participants are challenged to define their strengths, weaknesses, and personal leadership goals. The result? A meaningful experience they can apply to real world challenges.

Jewish Identity


Participants are encouraged to wrestle with their notions of Jewish identity and those of their peers. The result is a deeper understanding of what it means to be Jewish, both individually and collectively.



A peak experience of the program is the three-week Israel Summer Seminar that brings all participants together. The result is a unique and engaging experience with the diversity, vibrancy, and complex reality of modern Israel.

Tikkun Olam


​Participants are given the opporunities to create and lead tikkun olam projects close to their hearts. The result is the understanding that we are part of something bigger than ourselves and that it's our duty to create the change we want to see.


AND...two amazing seminars:

Jewish Communities Mifgash


This is a 10-day visit from the Eilat-Eilot Fellows to Toronto – You will get a chance to meet and socialize with your peers from Israel. During these 10 days, an Eilat Fellow will be hosted in your home in Toronto and you will both be involved in a Shabbaton (a weekend retreat) and other evening activities. When you will be in Israel, your Eilat Fellow will be your host. Click here to view the video!

Israel Summer Experience


Three weeks of traveling, volunteering and exploring Israel with the Eilat-Eilot Fellows, and the other 15 Diller partnerships. This seminar includes: one week of touring & exploring Israel, one week of International Congress (assembly of all Global Diller Fellows), and one week in Eilat-Eilot where YOU create the itinerary! Click here to view the video!

Make a difference in your life and in the lives of others

Contact Info: Hadas Hait-Barnea | Diller Teen Fellows Coordinator

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

phone: 416.635.2883 x5255

email: hhait@ujafed.org