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JSC Summer Experience | ARGENTINA



Volunteer Placements

Le Dor Va'Dor

Le Dor Va' Dor is an old age home for elderly members of the Argentinian Jewish community. Fellows assist residents with art based occupational therapy and other programs as needed.

Sholem School

The Sholem School is a kindergarten for at-risk youth in Buenos Aires. Fellows assist teachers in the classroom and can work with specific children who need extra attention.

Tzedaka
Foundation

Tzedaka runs a pharmacy that provides much needed medications to Jews and non-Jews in Buenos Aires. Fellows work alongside elderly Jewish community members who volunteer to help organize and operate the pharmacy.

Other
opportunities

Serving food and spending time in innovative soup kitchen

Being companions to Holocaust survivors in local program

About the Jewish Community in Argentina

Argentina is home to Latin America's largest Jewish population, being the 7th largest Jewish population in the world. A prosperous community for most of its history, which dates back to the Spanish and Portuguese inquisitions, Argentina's Jews were devastated by the 2001 economic crisis that turned middle-class families into "the new poor" virtually overnight.

JDC responded immediately and efficiently to the Jewish community's sizeable needs, leveraging decades-long partnerships to expand existing relief services to aid those hit hardest by the crisis. Today, fifteen years after the financial crisis, Argentina's Jewish community is nearly self-sufficient, with the local Jewish institutions' overall health largely restored. As a result, JDC is phasing out of its responsibility to provide emergency relief and has resumed its historic role in Argentina as a community-development expert.

Cohort Dates:
May 17 – July 13, 2017
Application Deadline:
March 20, 2017

Desired Qualifications:
• Strong leadership, communication skills, and capacity for independent work
• Background or passion for working with vulnerable populations
• Experience working with young children and or elderly
• Basic Spanish is a must

 

Participation Fee: $1,000 This includes:
• Housing
• Group activities and excursions
• Airport pick up/drop off in overseas location
• Some meals
• Comprehensive health and emergency evacuation insurance
• On-the-ground staff support

This does not include:
• Int'l airfare
• Most meals
• Visa (not required for US passport holders)
• Local transportation
• Leisure activities
• Personal expenses

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The applications for the Multi-Week Jewish Service Corps - Summer 2017 session is now open!
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Contact jdcentwine@jdc.org for any questions

Entwine is a one-of-a-kind movement for young Jewish leaders, influencers, and advocates who seek to make a meaningful impact on global Jewish needs and international humanitarian issues. We do this by offering service experiences in Jewish communities around the world, educational events and programs, and leadership development opportunities. Entwine is an initiative of JDC, the largest Jewish humanitarian organization in the world. JDC works in 70 countries, specializing in humanitarian aid, Jewish community renewal and disaster relief. Learn more: www.jdcentwine.org

About the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC): For over 95 years, JDC has provided rescue, relief, and renewal for Jewish communities outside of North America, helped Israel meet the needs of its most vulnerable citizens, and offered a Jewish response to natural and man-made disasters and non-sectarian development needs around the world. JDC's work in over 70 countries is inspired by Jewish values of mutual responsibility, that kol yisrael areivim zeh l'zeh (all of Israel is responsible for one another), and tikkun olam, that Jews have an obligation to repair the world. Learn more: www.jdc.org

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