BluePrint Fellowship



The COJECO BluePrint Fellowship is a highly selective year-long program for Russian-speaking Jewish adults ages 25-40 to explore personal and collective identity through the creation of community projects.

The Fellowship begins with a 3-day weekend retreat followed by exciting workshops throughout the year where the fellows meet other talented thinkers and social activists, gain a new perspective on the community’s historical context, learn new skills, and network with BluePrint alumni. In addition to being paired with a personal project mentor, each fellow is awarded a mini-grant of up to $5,000 for the implementation of a community project.

BluePrint projects from years past have been innovative initiatives that impact the Russian Jewish community in areas such as arts and culture, children and families technology, environmentalism, social justice, philanthropy, gender and sexuality, etc.

Applications for the 2014-2015 BluePrint Fellowship are now closed. Stay tuned for the announcement of the new cohort!

If you are interested in learning more about the COJECO BluePrint Fellowship, contact Iryna Gubenko at

BluePrint Series 2013-2014 – Upcoming Events

More about the COJECO BluePrint Fellowship

Fellowship Requirements

The Project

Idea Behind BluePrint

Meet the Fellows

2014-2015 Fellows and Projects

2013-2014 Fellows and Projects

2012-2013 Fellows and Projects

2011-2012 Fellows and Projects

2010-2011 Fellows and Projects

2009-2010 Fellows and Projects

COJECO BluePrint Fellowship Alumni

Connect with alumni in the BluePrint Facebook Group

Alumni Projects

We are excited to offer a new opportunity to creative Russian-speaking Jews who have
completed the COJECO BluePrint Fellowship and are interested in further contributing
to the New York Jewish community! Applications are now open to teams of 3-5 BluePrint 
Fellowship alumni who are interested in collaborating on a large-scale Jewish community 

Selected COJECO BluePrint Fellowship alumni projects will receive financial support of 
up to $10,000 per project, expert consulting, networking opportunities, assistance with 
marketing and outreach, as well as project-specific mentoring.

Applications are now closed. BluePrint Alumni projects will be announced shortly.


The COJECO BluePrint Fellowship is sponsored by the UJA-Federation of NY and  Genesis Philanthropy Group.