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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Alana Ben-Zeev

Tallinn, Estonia – JDC-BBYO Fellow

Aryeh Kalender

Riga, Latvia – JDC-BBYO Fellow

Hadas Zaken

Izmir, Turkey – JDC-BBYO Fellow

Hannah Greenwald

Rwanda, Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

Jake Berger

Helsinki, Finland

Jenny Friedland

Krakow, Poland

Judith Cohen

Budapest, Hungary – JDC-BBYO Fellow

Melanie Edwards

Israel – Tevet

Mollie Sharfman

Sofia, Bulgaria – JDC-BBYO Fellow

Noah Wolf-Prusan

Rwanda, Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

Oz Fishman

Israel – Cross Cutting

Rachel Auerbach

Rwanda, Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

Rachel Kraus

Israel – Israel Unlimited - Roslyn Z. Wolf Fellow

Rebecca Waller

Copenhagen, Denmark– JDC-BBYO Fellow

Ruthie Matanky

Istanbul, Turkey – JDC-BBYO Fellow

Sage Knapp

Rwanda, Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village

Samantha Levinson

Budapest, Hungary

Shira Chandler

Israel – Eshel

Sydney Switzer

Mumbai, India

Tamar Amar

Israel – Ashalim

Tuli Skaist

Istanbul, Turkey – JDC-BBYO Fellow

Yaella Rashba

Copenhagen, Denmark – JDC-BBYO Fellow