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Apply Now for JDC’s 2011-2012 Jewish Service Corps


Michael Geller / JDC Telephone: (212) 885-0838

Jamie Epstein / JDC Telephone: (212) 885-0849

For Immediate Release

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is accepting applications for its 2011-2012 Jewish Service Corps (JSC) through March 15, 2011. JSC is a year-long, paid, professional opportunity for recent college graduates and young professionals to directly engage with JDC’s global mission and actively fulfill the value of Jewish responsibility. JSC fellows play a hands-on role in addressing global Jewish and humanitarian challenges and building awareness while in the field and upon their return. Apply now at

“As we tackle critical social and economic challenges and foster Jewish life around the globe, we’re privileged to have a group of young people in JSC whose passionate dedication is helping to change the world, community by community. We look forward to welcoming a new group of JSC fellows this year, continuing our tradition of turning words of Jewish responsibility into action,” said JDC CEO Steven Schwager.

JDC currently has twenty-six JSC fellows serving in 12 countries: Argentina, Estonia, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Israel, Poland, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. Read blog updates from current JSC Fellows:

Molly—Serving in Berlin, Germany
Zara—Serving in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Erin—Serving in Jerusalem, Israel
Orly—Serving in Jerusalem, Israel
Elizabeth—Serving in Moscow, Russia
Esther—Serving in Tallinn, Estonia

About JDC

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.

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