Impact logo croppedThe Atlanta Impact Fellowship

Now Accepting Nominations and Applications



We are seeking outstanding candidates for the 2017 Atlanta Impact Fellowship, taking place in our Spring 2017 semester program.

January 21-May 25,2017

Application deadline: August 31, 2016 (Applications are currently closed)

Residents of the Greater Atlanta area that are entering their  junior year of high school in January 2017, are invited to apply.

The fellowship includes:

  • AMHSI Tuition*
  • Weekly leadership training with the CEO and staff
  • Workshops that teach tangible work/life skills and regular creative assignments to foster them

Upon returning, Fellows will apply their new skills and promote AMHSI-JNF programs such as:

  • Public speaking at local events
  • Serve as a liaison to media

Additional Information:

  • Raise $650 through JNF’s Plant Your Wayto Israel program
  • The application process will include an in-person interview.
  • International airfare to/from Israel is not included in the fellowship award.
  • All applicants will be expected to publicize their experience through AMHSI and JNF’s various social media platforms both during and after the Program.

Questions Contact us:

Alicia Press at or 954.817.7108

About the Sponsor

The Shirlye Kaufman Birnbrey AMHSI Impact Fellowship Program was created by Shirlye’s children: Jeff and Alison Kaufman, Richard (z”l) and Barbara Kaufman, Mark and Nancy Kaufman, and Karen and Craig Senf in memory of their mother, who always promoted the importance of funding Jewish schools. Born into a southern Zionist family, Shirlye’s life as a child was steeped in orthodox cultural, social, and intellectual Judaism in small town Georgia. She insisted on a strong formal Jewish education for her family and she adhered to her own strong beliefs by participation in and funding of many Jewish institutions. She was blessed with a wonderful life intertwined with a generous spirit. This fund allows her children to continue this legacy for future generations of Jews and the advancement of Jewish culture.

The Atlanta Impact Fellowship was also made possible by a grant from The JNF Boruchin Israel Education and Advocacy Center.

Read the blog of the 2016 Impact Fellows.

Atlanta Impact