Sinai Temple's heralded leadership program is getting bigger and better!


Nazarian Fellows are Sinai Temple teens who have demonstrated Jewish leadership, and shown a deep commitment to building the Jewish community both here and in Israel. In return, Fellows are given special opportunities to cultivate and nourish their leadership abilities, developing their potential into elite leadership skills.

What it takes to become a Nazarian Fellow:

Over the course of 1 school year an 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grader must:


    1)   Attend the annual Teen Center Leadership Retreat (September 6-8 at Camp Ramah)


    2)   Take 3 Chai school courses (1 if you attend Jewish day school)

          *1 of the Chai School courses must be an Israel course

          *Moving Traditions (Rosh Chodesh or Shevet Achim) counts in lieu of 1 course


    3)   Attend 3 of our Sinai Temple Teen Center programs


Your fellowship lasts 1 year. You may become a Fellow again each year.



Nazarian Fellows get more than an elite title and important resume item. They also gain exclusive access to the following programs:

  • December Nazarian Israel Leadership Mission ​

  • The Teen Center Leadership Council

  • Confirmation

  • Exclusive Chai School Courses

  • Exclusive access to Sinai Temple speakers

  • Priority on our Aipac Policy Conference teen delegation

  • Exclusive access to various community internships

  • Exclusive Shabbat Dinners and programs

  • Special Nazarian Fellow events throughout the year

Questions? Contact us at 310-481-3232 or

Chai School is a program of the Sinai Temple Teen Center and part of the L.A. Jewish Teen Initiative, co-funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jim Joseph Foundation with seed funding provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. Program partners include UpStart, Etzah, an Initiative of the AJU Graduate Center for Education, and BJE Impact.