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Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD) is seeking outstanding post-college graduates who want to learn, grow and contribute to an innovative, thriving, and dynamic human rights organization that has been on the cutting edge of disability inclusion for the last 30 years. Candidates must be thoughtful and concerned about the broader Jewish community. Applicants must be able to think flexibly and creatively and also be interested in ‘doing.’ This year-long Fellowship, in the intersection of the Jewish community and the disability inclusion movement, will support the Fellows’ development in working as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team aimed to meet the social and inclusion needs of Jewish individuals with diverse disabilities. This includes, but is not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental challenges, deaf and hard of hearing, physical disabilities, and medical health and mental health needs. The Joel Daner Yachad Communal Fellowship (JDYCF) aims to shape emerging leaders who plan to go into careers in social work, psychology, medicine, education, not-for-profit management, development, public relations, policy planning or organizational leadership; or those who hope to serve the broad Jewish community in a lay leadership capacity. ABOUT JDYCF & APPLICATION PROCESS 1. Fellowship Dates: September 2017 – June 2018 (Starting and End Date Flexible) 2. Stipend: $20,000 3. Application Requirements: • Post College • Strong GPA (minimum: 3.2; must provide transcript or notarized letter from university confirming GPA) • Personal statement (maximum 700 words or one page typed) • 2 letters of recommendation • Resume • Photo • Additional relevant information • Personal interview (by invitation) You can also submit supplemental application materials by mail to Yachad, 11 Broadway, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Attn.: Daner Yachad Fellowship 4. Application Deadline: March 15, 2017 Applicant: The ideal applicant should have a strong interest in social services and disability advocacy. Applicants may be on any career path such as social work or may be choosing to spend a “gap year” before continuing on in a career such as medicine, law, education, or business. Candidates must also be concerned about and dedicated to the global Jewish community. We are looking for a focused and motivated individual who possesses a vision for what they want to accomplish and the drive to perform. Our goal is to provide our fellows with the opportunity and guidance to establish, develop, and implement a plan that will create a lasting impact on Yachad and the global Jewish community. To apply go to Yachad.org/fellowship
Congregation Har Shalom is looking for a Director of Youth Engagement for next shool year. Are you who we are searching for? The Director of Youth Engagement at Congregation Har Shalom is responsible for engaging the congregation’s young people in the life of Har Shalom and creating compelling social, educational and religious programs. Congregation Har Shalom has a strong desire to build our Youth Program, engaging more young people and expanding our programming through innovation and creativity. The Director of Youth Engagement works to integrate youth activities and infuse Judaism into the many facets of our active, diverse congregation. The Director of Youth Engagement reports directly to the Director of Education and works in consultation with the Youth Commission and the Vice President for Education and Youth. The Director of Youth Engagement will have primary responsibility for the following program areas: • Creating a diversity of programs, including social, religious, educational and community service for the youth of our congregation. • Represent and advocate for the youth of our congregation • Overseeing the Congregation’s four youth groups: USY, Kadima, Machar and Bonim o Plan, advertise, and supervise activities for each group o Mentor the USY board and develop leadership programs o Encourage attendance at regional Kadima and USY events o Oversee Kadima Basketball League o Hire and supervise youth advisors o Serving as a liaison to the regional USY and Kadima office and an active presence in regional meetings and events. Attend the regional Kadima and USY conventions with the participants at Har Shalom. o Collect, track and submit all membership and event forms for congregational and regional activities. • Publicize youth events and accomplishments through social, electronic and written media. • Creating and maintaining a budget and calendar for the youth groups. Additional Responsibilities will include: • Implement youth Shabbat and holiday services and programs and partner with the Director of Education in promoting Shabbat attendance. • Participate as an active member, and as a representative of Har Shalom, in the professional youth community • Teach in the synagogue religious school program • Participate with the Har Shalom staff in general synagogue programming To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Jennifer Newfeld, Director of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pulling all-nighters anyway? Opportunities available for nighttime work as a paid Shomer. This role requires a person to be in a funeral home serving as a ceremonial "guard" over a deceased individual. The role does not involve any contact with the deceased, and is performed in a separate room - but nonetheless represents a significant mitzva performed for the deceased and their family. Requirements: ability to be present, behave respectfully and periodically recite psalms (English or Hebrew). Pay: $12/hr. Performed on a freelance basis. Shabbat and festival coverage needed too. Interested individuals should call Gidon van Emden at 202-476-0124.