The Manovill Fellowship will be offered virtually in the 2020-2021 academic year. The program is open to 11th-12th grade students who reside in Northern California. To request an application for the 2020-21 academic year, please complete our inquiry form and a staff person will be in touch.
Available only through JFCS, the Manovill Holocaust History Fellowship offers high school students in grades 11 and 12 a rare opportunity to study the Holocaust and patterns of genocide at the college level. Each year, 9 fellows are selected to conduct in-depth research into the nature of the Holocaust and patterns of genocide and to gain the skills that will allow them to serve as effective advocates for strengthening community in Northern California.
The seven-month fellowship emphasizes experiential learning. Participants hear from local Holocaust survivors, pursue research on topics of their choice, teach their peers, and learn to be advocates in their communities. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, students are credited with up to 40 hours of community service.
The Manovill Fellowship is named in memory of Lilly Manovill z”l, who courageously helped fellow Jews from the Budapest ghetto escape and survive. Lilly had a passion for research and supporting the community.
Standing Up to Hate
Watch this video to see how the Manovill Fellowship and other educational programs are inspiring our next generation to stand up against racism, discrimination, and antisemitism.
For questions or additional information, please contact Morgan Blum Schneider, Director, at MorganB@jfcs.org.