The Jewish Service Corps

Frequently Asked Questions

Essential Information

The Jewish Service Corps is an immersive service year program for individuals ages 21-26 who are passionate about social justice and ready to engage in deep Jewish community. 

Corps Members are matched with leading nonprofits in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, or Washington D.C. While serving on the ground at organizations tackling crucial social issues, Corps members deepen their social justice framework through Avodah’s innovative curriculum and pluralistic communal living. 

Corps Members graduate with a year of real-world job experience, joining our active 1,400+ alumni network of Jewish social justice professionals that will continue to support their future careers and serve as their Jewish community for life. 

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Application timeline for the 2023-2024 Service Corps year

 November 16, 2022: Applications open

January 25, 2023: Priority application deadline

February 23, 2023: General application deadline

March 30, 2023: Final application deadline / Rolling admissions begins until all spots in the cohort are full.

September 6th 2023: Service Corps year begins

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the priority deadline to have the greatest chance of being matched with their top-ranked placement organization and/or cities. Applicants who apply by the priority deadline will receive an interview invitation Mid-February and will be informed of their acceptance Mid-April.

Still have questions?

Our Recruitment team is here to help you through the application process and will be available every step of the way, from start to finish. We know that everyone’s background and needs are different, and we’re here to answer any questions you may have.