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.
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.
Serve in India with JDC & Gabriel Project Mumbai!
Over 70% of Mumbai’s population of 22 million live in slums. These 15.4 million people have severely limited access to electricity, clean water, food, and basic education.
Help JDC impact the lives of children living in these slums through our partnership with Gabriel Project Mumbai. Through the JDC-GPM Fellowship, young Jews ages 18-30 can volunteer in India for four to eight week sessions.
What will you do?
- Work together to bring nutrition and literacy programs to children living in the slums of Mumbai
- Develop relationships with Indian Jewish peers through tailored programs at the JCC in Mumbai
- Explore Indian history and culture through trips, seminars, and courses
What will you be a part of?
- Help to deliver over 150,000 daily nutritious hot meals to 750 children aged 4-12 attending classes
- Enable children in the slums to participate in over 600,000 hours of learning
- Support the economic betterment of more than 200 women through micro-financed businesses
Multi-Week Entwine Global JSC fellows are responsible for expenses associated with their assignment, such as roundtrip travel and housing.
SUMMER 2014: June 10 - August 5, 2014 (Application deadline: March 31, 2014)
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Rebecca grew up in Sydney, Australia and attended Mount Sinai College Primary School (an Orthodox Jewish Day school), followed by Sydney Girls' High School (an academically-selective State High School). She then went on to earn her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney, which she completed in 2009. She has since worked for almost four years as a Physiotherapist across multiple clinical areas at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, which she has found interesting, meaningful and rewarding.
When Rebecca was 21, she studied for 6 months in a seminary to help her further understand and solidify her Jewish Heritage. Rebecca was involved in running Children’s Services at her local Synagogue, was a member and at one point President for her campus of the Australasian Union of Jewish Students at University, and currently plans on returning to Israel to further her study of Judaism in 2014.
Her goal is to increase happiness in others through helping them to feel validated, as well as empowering them to actualize their potential and achieve their goals in life. She is excited to achieve this goal and serve as an Multi-Week fellow with Gabriel Project Mumbai this spring.
Benjamin Jaeger was born and raised in Needham, Massachusetts. He recently graduated from Cornell University with a Masters of Engineering degree for Computer Science.
Throughout college he was a member of the Men’s Fencing Club and attended various competitions. In 2012, he was invited to travel to Israel with the UC San Diego Rady School of Management to learn about Israel’s unique and successful technology startup scene. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, running, and hiking.
In April 2014 he will be starting as a Software Engineer at Facebook in New York. Prior to beginning his career, Benjamin wanted to the opportunity to volunteer and is excited to be doing so with Entwine and Gabriel Project Mumbai.
Adina Lichtman is currently a student at NYU who is very involved in Jewish life on and off campus. She is studying Social Work and minoring in art. Adina is the Hillel Community Service chair and plans many activities such as PB&J making for the homeless, Blood drive, Friday visits to the Senior Center and many more. On Sundays Adina is the Art teacher at Hebrew School in a Special Ed program.
Adina recently started a new initiative on college campuses throughout NYC called Knock Knock' Give a Sock. This initiative collects socks from all different floors throughout NYC and brings them to different Drop-off Locations in NY on Dec 12th and all socks go to the Homeless. Adina often spends her time invested in activities that work with people in the community who need help.
Adina is taking a semester off of school before graduating in the spring, to have a meaningful volunteer experience and give back with Entwine and GPM.
Ilana Marcus loves teaching, volunteering, languages, ultimate frisbee, and creative writing. She graduated from Tufts University in 2009, where she studied computer science and Arabic. Ilana attended Gann Academy (The New Jewish High School) in Waltham, Massachusetts, where she participated in a pluralistic Jewish community.
Ilana took a gap year during which she served with City Year Boston, a full-time Americorps program. As a City Year corps member, Ilana taught a youth civics curriculum to fourth graders along with her teammates, writing lesson plans on active citizenship and supporting the after school homework program. Since graduating from Tufts four years ago, Ilana has been employed as a web developer, most recently working for a company that builds sites for major foundations and non-profit organizations. She has taken advantage of the 9-5 schedule and participated in a number of extra-curricular activities as a young professional. She volunteered as a math tutor, working with adults one on one to improve their math skills in preparation to take the GED high school equivalency exam. Next, she led an after-school class on website building for 7th- and 8th grade girls from underserved communities.
Ilana is excited to use her experience working with children and apply it to the volunteer work with GPM in the slums of India.
Shira Margolis, a graduate of The Frisch School, recently earned her degree at the Culinary Institute of America. She interned at The Spaghettis (an Italian restaurant in Jerusalem), at well-known Blue Hill at Stone Farms, and at award-winning ABC Kitchen in Manhattan. She has also worked at various events an independent caterer. Eager to contribute to the world around her, Shira spent some time doing community service in Jerusalem and in Ecuador. When she's not experimenting in the kitchen, Shira can be found immersed in her photography, entertaining her friends, or curled up and reading a novel.
Shira is excited to bring her passion, creativity, and culinary skills to Mumbai.