the global jewish service corps

WHAT IS THE JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps?

The JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps (JSC) is a year-long, paid opportunity for Jewish young professionals to volunteer overseas with JDC, the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian organization. Responding to international Jewish and humanitarian needs, JSC Fellows facilitate and create innovative programs using their unique skills and talents.


JDC works in over 70 countries around the world, and JSC Fellows have served in global Jewish communities, Israel, and in countries where JDC has non-sectarian projects.

Currently, Fellows are serving in locations like Argentina, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, India, Israel, Latvia, Poland, Rwanda, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Applications Deadline: December 31, 2018


  • Facilitating leadership training and program implementation for teen and young adult programs in Latin America, Europe, and the Former Soviet Union.
  • Providing strategic support in a variety of JDC offices in Europe and Asia.
  • Working with Israel’s most vulnerable populations including unemployed, youth-at-risk, elderly, and the disabled.
  • Running programs to enable orphaned youth to realize their maximum potential at the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda.
  • Developing Jewish enrichment programs for children and families across the globe.
  • Serving as a mentor and coordinator for volunteers serving in newly developed JDC Entwine Jewish Service Corps: Summer Fellowship.


  • College degree or equivalent and proven academic achievement.
  • Strong leadership, communication skills, adaptability, flexibility, and capacity to work independently.
  • Knowledge of other languages is valuable in many placements.

Applications for the 2018-19 JSC cohort are now closed. Applications for the 2019-20 JSC cohort will open in fall 2018. Please fill out the below form to receive an update when the application opens.

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Andrew Williams

Kharkov, Ukraine

Deborah Sachare

Israel-Unlimited - JDC Israel

Dov Boonin

Mumbai, India

Gabrielle Charnas

Krakow, Poland

Gili Fleekop

Ashalim - JDC Israel

Hannah Busis

Rwanda, Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

Hannah Greenwald

Rwanda, 2017-18 Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

Jessica Markowitz

Donner Perlman Fellow, Budapest, Hungary

Molly Kazan

Wolf Fellow, Riga, Latvia

Noah Wolf-Prusan

Rwanda, 2017-18 Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

Rachel Auerbach

Rwanda, 2017-18 Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

Ruthie Matanky

Istanbul, Turkey

Sage Knapp

Rwanda, 2017-18 Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

Sarene Shaked

Rwanda, Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

Stephanie Blitzer

Rwanda, Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

Sydney Switzer

Mumbai, India

Tuli Skaist

Istanbul, Turkey

Valentina Hemera

Yesod Fellow, Tallinn, Estonia