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 Jewish community.

Corps Members live and learn together in intentional, pluralistic communal homes in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC. While they deepen their social justice framework through experiential programming and values-driven community building, Corps Members serve on the ground at local organizations tackling crucial social and economic justice issues. 

Corps Members graduate with a year of real-world job experience, joining our active 1,500+ 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 2024-2025 Service Corps year

 November 13, 2023: Applications open

January 23, 2024: Priority application deadline

February 28, 2024: General application deadline

March 27, 2024: Final application deadline / Rolling admissions begins until all spots in the cohort are full.

September 4-13, 2024: Orientation

September 18, 2024: Work begins

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the priority deadline to have the best 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 by Mid-February and will be informed of their acceptance by 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.