Two Year Education Fellowship
The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life is currently hiring new Education Fellows to serve in one of the most unique and innovative programs available in Jewish education today.
Throughout the South, many isolated Jewish communities struggle with no access to proper Jewish education or rabbinic services. These communities face problems quite distinct from those faced in large urban communities. Religious schools are run by an all-volunteer staff consisting of parents who often have little or no formal educational training. With its education program, the ISJL is committed to assisting these parents and helping to ensure that these young people will become life long participants in the Jewish community.
The ISJL’s education program currently includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The project seeks to infuse Jewish life into these communities by providing educational services and expertise for both children and adults, including the development and implementation of a standard curriculum of Jewish learning. The ISJL holds an annual conference designed to train these volunteer religious school educators and to implement the curriculum.
Fellow(s) will gain tremendous experience in Jewish Communal Services, education and the non-profit sector over the two year fellowship period. Qualifications include: college degree and active involvement in Jewish life or organizations. Salary, expenses and benefits. References required.
Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life
P. O. Box 16528
Jackson, MS 39236
ISJL Community Engagement Fellowship:
The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL), based in Jackson, Mississippi and covering a 13 state region, is seeking a Community Engagement Fellow. This is a two-year fellowship that will begin in Winter 2014.
The ISJL’s Community Engagement Department works with a variety of partners, from nonprofits to congregations to public schools, to develop and implement service projects that impact the quality of education in local school systems. These projects also provide opportunities for Jewish communities to partake in meaningful service and learn about some of the complexities that are at the root of issues affecting their own school system.
Fellows will divide their time between the ISJL office, congregational visits, and spending time working alongside communities throughout the region, particularly in schools and after-school programs.
- Who should apply? Recent college graduates, preferably with some experience in education. This is an equal-opportunity position and all are welcome to apply.
- Fellows facilitate community engagement by:
Visiting communities, helping to plan and implement service projects
Adapting and delivering program resources and materials
Developing relationships with community members and organizations
Creating and presenting materials to foster a community’s exploration of root causes of issues affecting education in their community, and best practices for addressing these issues
- Facilitating exercises where participants reflect on service experience
For additional information about the activities of the ISJL’s Department of Community Engagement and the Fellowship program, please send an email to Malkie Schwartz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (601) 362-6357.