This is the final notice for applications to the JCRC Atlanta and the JCPA Frank Family Leadership Institute for 2016 and 2017.  The Institute educates a talented group of young leaders from around the country for involvement in the Jewish community relations field. This is an unique mentoring opportunity for emerging leaders who want to be active in the areas of public policy, public affairs, and intergroup/interfaith relations at both the local and national levels.

The chosen individual(s) will initially fly to Poland and visit Auschwitz/Burkenau.  From there, the group will go to Israel, and meet with government officials, policy experts, and other key individuals.  Then, in 2017, The Frank Fellows will be participating in the annual JCPA Conference to be held in Washington, DC.

The participants will be asked to make a $1,000 payment towards the cost of the trips, and the JCRC Atlanta will be contributing $500.  All other expenses are paid for by the Frank Family Foundation.

We are looking for our future leaders – individuals with the character, creativity, and critical thinking to affect future community relations work.  There is no set age requirement, though most applicants are between 30 and 45.

Past participants, including myself, have been inspired to become engaged in their JCRCs as well as the JCPA, working side by side with the top senior leadership of the JCPA in meetings and programs.  As President of the JCRC Atlanta, I am proud to count myself among the first group of Frank Fellows. The experience invigorated me, as well as another Frank Fellow, JCRC Atlanta Vice President Jon Barash, to become involved in local community relations work.  We hope you will help us identify some exceptional individuals who will have an impact on future community relations work. 

Please click on the flyer below if you want more information.  If you have any individuals you would like to nominate, or need further information, please reply to this message or email  

The application deadline is next Friday, July 15, 2016, so please don’t delay!

Best Regards,

Harvey J. Rickles
President, JCRC Atlanta

Frank Fellows Opportunity