Social Justice Opportunities

Social Justice Opportunities (Summer and Post-Graduation)

Are you looking for a summer or post-graduation opportunity to address social justice issues this summer or after graduation? Be in touch with MJ or Talia and explore these opportunities.

American Jewish Society for Service (AJSS)

The American Jewish Society for Service (AJSS) is seeking staff members over the age of 21 to lead immersive service-learning programs in communities across the United States. Position lengths can vary from two weeks to six weeks. Staff members are entrusted with mentoring, educating, and supporting a group of up to 24 co-ed high school participants.  The experience will be challenging, rewarding, and one of the best summers of your life. Learn more information about the responsibilities and qualifications of summer staff.

Pardes Institute

Pardes is an open, non-denominational Jewish learning community, with immersive Jewish learning opportunities in our Beit Midrash in Jerusalem (summersemester, and year) and some local programming as well, including a winter Spirituality Retreat.

Repair the World

The Repair the World Fellowship is an 11-month opportunity for young adults ages 21 to 26 to engage and challenge the Jewish community to address social justice issues through meaningful volunteering. Fellows will recruit, train, and serve alongside volunteers to bring about real community change around education justice and food justice. The fellowship takes place in four dynamic cities—Detroit, New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Repair the World will provide training, a living stipend, communal housing, health insurance, and other perks. Learn more and apply.

Yahel Social Change Program

The Yahel Social Change Program is accepting applications for 2016/17 our cohort, beginning in October 2016. Live and work alongside members of Israel’s Ethiopian-Israeli and Arab-Israeli communities and engage with Israeli social change initiatives through meetings with activists, social entrepreneurs and policy makers. The deadline to apply for this program is March 1, 2016.Learn more about the application process.


Amir is seeking young adults with a passion for education and social justice activism for its summer Fellowship. Amir Farmers run educational programming at one of our 30+ summer camp partners across North America, using the garden space as a medium for inspiring youth to serve their communities. Farmers come together at the beginning of the summer for a week-long Seminar to learn the nuts and bolts of gardening, as well as how to leverage Amir’s curriculum. Click here to learn more!Reach out to Alex Goldfarb with any questions you may have.

For more information please contact MJ Kurs-Lasky, Director of Student Life or Talia Orencel, Director of Engagement and Social Justice.