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Multi-Week Global Jewish Service Corps | ISRAEL

Support JDC’s Public Relations Department in Israel through photography, video and journalism by highlighting JDC’s innovative responses to Israel’s most pressing challenges.


Since its inception in 1914 in pre-State Palestine, JDC has supported the well-being of Jews who call Israel their home, initially providing critical relief and then helping to build a social and economic infrastructure in preparation for statehood. With the founding of the State of Israel, and over the course of more than six decades, JDC has worked in partnership with the state to address the needs of the country's most vulnerable populations, Jews and non-Jews alike.

JDC's work has evolved over time from that of a direct service provider to a developer of new social and welfare programs serving those least able to participate fully in society. JDC's strategic partnership with the Israeli government, on the national and local levels, as well as its partnerships with the nonprofit sector, allows it to maintain the unique and highly effective strategy that characterizes its work today. JDC-Israel develops new social service models to effectively address unmet and under-met social needs. Once developed, tested, and proven, these models are disseminated throughout the country as needed and integrated by JDC's Israeli partners as routine elements of the social services they themselves provide. 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.

Volunteer Placement

JDC Israel’s Public Relations (PR) Department brings stories of progress and struggle, of Israel’s vulnerable populations, to the forefront of Israeli media. The PR Department creates awareness of the social issues existing in Israel today and emphasizes JDC’s unique role in assisting to overcome these challenges.

The PR Department is looking for Multimedia Fellows to assist in this important task.

As a Multimedia Fellow, you will have the opportunity to travel around Israel visiting different JDC programs in the field. Fellows will collect stories, photos and videos that will then be utilized to expose and promote JDC’s work to the world. Fellows will engage with the struggles of Israeli society and discuss JDC’s action in remedying the situation on the ground.

At JDC Israel headquarters in Jerusalem, the Multimedia Fellows will work alongside PR staff editing and formatting the raw material collected in the field, into a presentable product used to promote JDC’s work around Israel today.

In addition to working in the community, Fellows will have educational programs, allowing them to learn and process their volunteer experience.

*JDC Global Leadership Grants JDC does not want the cost of the program to prevent your participation. If you are unable to contribute the full participation fee, we encourage you to apply for a JDC Global Leadership Grant (see JDC Global Leadership Grant section of online application). JDC willaward JDC Global Leadership Grants to a select number of participants on an as-need basis. Your decision to apply for a JDC Global Leadership Grant will not impact selection decisions. Beyond applying for a JDC Global Leadership Grant, we also encourage you to fundraise to cover the cost of your participation. We are happy to provide guidance as you reach out to friends and family to seek donations for this worthwhile experience.

Program Dates:
December 20 – January 10, 2017

Application Deadline:
November 1, 2016

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience or interest in working with at-risk youth populations
• Background or interest in education
• Background working with young children (pre-school, day care, nanny-ing etc)
• Basic Hebrew is a must
• Passion for program planning and engagement

Participation Fee: $1,100 (Global Leadership Grants available)*
This includes:

• Comprehensive overseas health and emergency medical evacuation insurance
• Housing
• Group activities
• Classes and excursions

This does not include:
• Airfare to and from Israel
• Meals
• Leisure activities

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The applications for the Multi-Week Jewish Service Corps - Winter 2016 session are now open!
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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:

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:

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