The Jewish Service Corps

Frequently Asked Questions

What cities could I live in?

Corps Members co-create intentional, pluralistic communities in Chicago, New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

What are the differences between the cities?

Each of our program cities has it’s own unique culture, history, and feel. New York City and Washington, DC are our larger program cities, with bigger Jewish communities as well as cohort sizes. Program cities often have different placements available depending on some of the justice issues that are particularly present in those cities – for example, we work with many criminal justice organizations in New Orleans, and many housing organizations in DC. New York City also features our Jews of Color Bayit.

Learn more about each city through our one-pagers:


New Orleans

New York

Washington, D.C.

If you need help deciding between cities or want to learn more about the types of applicants these cities normally attract, please feel free to reach out to us at It’s also very much okay to prefer multiple cities, or to not have a preference! During the selection process, we’ll base you on a city track based on both your preferences and the city we think is a strong fit for you. You are able to switch city tracks at several points throughout the selection process, so there is lots of time to learn more about our different program cities.

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 they’re here to answer any questions you may have.