On this page is a list of some of the questions that frequently arise regarding the Kohelet Fellowships. To view the answer to any of the following questions, simply click on the question link, the answer will appear below the question.
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Questions & Answers
I see that the program is now a 2 year experience. I participated last year and/or the year before. Can I apply this year?
Yes! Because the Kohelet Fellowships Program has been revamped, anyone who has participated in the past may still apply this year (2011-2012) for the new, 2 year experience. If you are accepted, you will be part of a cohort of fellows in your community who will participate together for 2 years.
This differs in each community and each school. You received a letter from your school with the details. Please contact the school for information.
Sorry, the Kohelet Fellowship Program works with schools, so only parents in participating schools can apply. However, we are expanding. Read about how to begin a conversation about bringing the Kohelet Fellowships Program to your community here: http://www.koheletfellowships.com/contact/request-fellowships.
Sorry, no. The Kohelet Fellowships Program is open to those 8th grade (only) parents who are in their 2nd year of the program. The fellowship is 2 years, so parents who apply now with a 7th grader (who is their oldest in the school) will be in their 2nd year next year.
Beginning in September of 2012, we have added a Preschool Pilot Program in some regions. Parents of students in synagogue, JCC and certain other preschools have been invited to join. Parents enrolled in the Preschool Pilot Program will participate in the program along with the day school parents. At the end of each successful year, instead of receiving a grant, the preschool pilot parents will bank their money. If and when the parents enroll the child in one of the area Jewish day schools, the school will receive their grant money, and it will be deducted from their tuition. Preschool Pilot Program applicants should use the regular application.
In order to receive the grant at the end of each of your 2 years, you need to fulfill all 3 of the Fellowship expectations for the year. Click here to review the expectations.
Fellows receive tuition breaks from their schools, funded by the Kohelet Foundation and its partners as a grant to each school. In mid-May, each school will receive a check and the names of the fellows who completed all of the expectations for the year. After giving fellows an opportunity to donate a portion back to the school, the school will credit the fellows’ tuition accounts. Please contact your school to learn exactly when and how your tuition account will be credited.
For fellows enrolled in the Preschool Pilot Program, if and when the parents enroll the child in one of the area Jewish day schools, the school will receive their grant money, and it will be deducted from their tuition.