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Apply Now For JDC'S 2012-2013 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 now accepting applications for its 2012-2013 Jewish Service Corps (JSC) through March 15, 2012 at www.jdc.org/jsc. JSC is a year-long, paid, professional opportunity for recent college graduates and young professionals to travel overseas and play a hands-on role in addressing global Jewish and humanitarian challenges. By engaging in a variety of community-building, educational, cultural, and development-related programs, JSC fellows gain an unparalleled understanding of pressing issues and simultaneously build awareness about their work while in the field and upon their return.

“At the heart of our lifesaving work and the Jewish community connections we foster around the globe, are the people who put that mission into action. We’re privileged to have a group of young Jews in JSC whose unparalleled passion for change ensures we transform lives everyday. As we recruit for a new group of JSC visionaries, we’re on the look-out for that kind of drive and enthusiasm,” said JDC CEO Steven Schwager.

JDC currently has twenty-five JSC fellows serving in 11 countries: Argentina, Ethiopia, China, Germany, India, Israel, Latvia, Russia, Rwanda, Turkey, and Ukraine. Read blog updates from a few of our current JSC Fellows:

Amy—Serving in Kiev, Ukraine: http://amygoestokiev.wordpress.com

Ari—Serving in Gondar, Ethiopia: http://arielbstein.tumblr.com

Barrett—Serving in Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, Rwanda: http://myrwandanjourney.blogspot.com

Hannah—Serving in Mumbai, India: http://ablondewalkedintobombay.blogspot.com

Jeanine—Serving in Shanghai, China: http://bilkulperfect.blogspot.com

Joey—Serving in Riga, Latvia: http://newconversations.tumblr.com

Michelle—Serving in Kharkov, Ukraine http://mishinukraine.tumblr.com

Sarah—Serving in Duisburg, Germany: http://sjberliner.tumblr.com

Shaun—Serving in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: http://shaunethiopia.wordpress.com

Sivanne—Serving in Jerusalem, Israel: http://sivannemass.blogspot.com

Yahel—Serving in Berlin, Germany: http://twostrudels.tumblr.com

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.

For more information, please visit www.JDC.org.

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