The Ruderman Family Foundation, one of JDC’s key partners, has a mission based on the belief that inclusion and understanding of all people is essential to a fair and flourishing community. Guided by Jewish values, the Foundation supports effective programs, innovative partnerships and has a dynamic approach to philanthropy in the areas of inclusion of inclusion of people with disabilities throughout society; strengthening the sense of commitment and responsibility towards the American Jewish community among Israeli leadership; and modeling the practice of strategic philanthropy worldwide.
To learn more, visit the Foundation’s website.
Israel today boasts one of the world’s most dynamic economies and one of the most diverse populations. Yet, it also has the second largest gap between the rich and poor in the OECD: 1.8 million men, women and children live below the poverty line and 39% of Israelis find it difficult to live on their current income.
JDC partners with the Israeli government to create strategies and solutions to combat the country’s biggest internal challenges. Through strategic interventions, JDC-Israel touches the lives of 1 in 4 Israelis, assisting the most vulnerable target populations such as: children and youth at-risk and their families, the elderly, immigrant groups, the chronically unemployed, and the disabled.
In this internship-type setting, Fellows will experience the inner workings of a nonprofit by assisting the Foundation with:
•Hosting donor and guest missions
• Background in English/grant writing
• Past experience working with NGOs and nonprofits
• Background in event planning
• Basic Hebrew is a plus
• Passion for program planning and engagement
Participation Fee: $1,000 *
• 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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