Jewish Service Corps - Multi-Week

The JDC Entwine Multi-Week Global Jewish Service Corps (JSC) fellowship is an opportunity to connect with overseas communities through an immersive volunteer experience for four to eight weeks.

Multi-Week Global JSC fellows work with local partners and experts in the field to develop and implement programs that address critical global issues. The program is ideal for recent college graduates, students with long breaks, or young professionals who are seeking a meaningful experience while engaging in service through a Jewish lens.

Through the Multi-Week JSC, we have opportunities to:

Upcoming Cohort Dates and Deadlines

Spring 2015: January 27 – March 24, 2015     
Application Deadline:
November 30, 2014

Summer 2015: June 16 – August 4, 2015
Application Deadline: April 15, 2015     

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Adam Davis

Adam is originally from Melbourne, Australia, and has been living in New York for over five years. Adam completed his Masters in Real Estate at NYU where he was active as a member of the student social committee and formed strong and lasting relationships. Adam established the New York office for Grocon, Australia's largest private development and construction firm. Additionally, Adam has established himself as a trusted “local” for private Australian families seeking US commercial real estate investments. In May 2013, Adam went on his first JDC Entwine Insider Trip for Young Professionals to Morocco, which was life changing on many levels, and which motivated him to establish a deeper involvement with Entwine. In October 2013, he was nominated to the Entwine Steering Committee and has represented the Steering Committee at JDC board events in Washington, DC and Jerusalem. After leading Entwine’s Inside Ethiopia trip this October, Adam will be participating in the 8-week Jewish Service Corps Multi-Week Fellowship in India. He feels privileged to be involved with JDC and is keen to grow the international awareness of Entwine, in particular amongst his Australian peers.

Debra Feinberg

Debra Feinberg is a recent alumna of the prestigious non-profit, Teach for America. Debra’s two years in the Charlotte Corps were met with great success, most notably, creating an innovative financial literacy curriculum that culminated in leading a team of students to pitch a business proposal to the billionaire tycoon Warren Buffett. While teaching, Debra completed her Masters of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education through the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, a change from her undergraduate degree in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Connecticut. Presently, Debra is combining her passions for social justice and travel and is devoting the next year to educating herself through service initiatives around the world.

Basya Gartenstein

Basya started an active pursuit to understand her Jewish identity at a young age. She was raised in a diverse family which embodies many sects of Judaism. That, along with her participation in varied Jewish programs, developed her versatile understanding of Jewish identity. When she was 16, she left her home in the US to study Jewish Philosophy in Safed, Israel. She served as a role model for incoming students, developed fluency in Hebrew, worked for a local artist, and took a Birth Assistant training course. Basya earned her BA at IDC Herzliya in Conflict Resolution and International Relations and was selected for the David Project Fellowship for Leadership in Public Diplomacy. She interned at The GLORIA Center for Middle Eastern studies, was a part of the IDC delegation for a Model UN Conference, and interned for the Institute of Counter Terrorism which furthered her policy analysis capabilities.

Rose Pollard

Rose is a recent graduate of Tufts University, now holding a degree in International Relations and Music. With her childhood and teen years focused on violin and voice, she enjoyed a satisfying journey finding a passion for international development and global health. It led her to direct a social justice initiative through Tufts Hillel focusing on food justice, conduct research on traditional remedies to chronic disease in the Dominican Republic, and intern at Partners In Health. After graduation, Rose worked at a Boston-based nonprofit incubator called the Next Mile Project, providing administration support and communications consulting. Rose immensely enjoys vegan food, biking, exploring new places, and playing folk music with others.

Elana Winchester

Elana grew up in a small town in New Jersey. She was active in her local community from a young age, leading programming for the children at her synagogue, organizing programs to visit local old age homes, volunteering at soup kitchens and helping to run her high school’s annual color war. Elana went on to attend Rutgers University where she studied Communication and French. She became the President of the Orthodox Community in her Hillel and created events like Cholympics (an annual cholent competition- yum!), Winter Wonderland, and Cupcake Wars. Since graduating, Elana has been pursuing a career in marketing where she used her communication and creative skills to drive new business, manage social media platforms and create innovative campaigns. She recently left her job to pursue a different path and her hope is to continue to bring her creativity and passion for connecting with others to the next stage in life!

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