We are currently recruiting for the 2010–2011 Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship (RIG) -- the premiere opportunity for engaging young Jewish leaders in the work of the world’s largest Jewish humanitarian aid organization.
The Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship (RIG ) is awarded to one person annually and is a unique, paid, professional development opportunity to work in overseas locations where JDC is active, and engage with the inner workings of the world’s largest Jewish humanitarian aid organization.
JDC is looking for the best young Jewish thinkers and doers—writers, artists, policy shapers, business innovators, and community builders—there is no single profile that fits. We are looking for leaders in their field who have the promise to influence the future of Jewish life and the world.
For more information and to apply please go to http://www.jdc.org/ralph. The deadline is December 30, 2009.
JDC works in over 70 countries around the world.
Fellowship begins in September 2010 with an orientation period at JDC’s headquarters in New York, continues with two or more overseas assignments, and concludes in New York in September 2011.
So who is Ralph?
Ralph I. Goldman, an activist and leader in Jewish affairs all his life, is the heart and soul of JDC. Both Ralph and the ‘Joint’ were born in 1914, Ralph in Ukraine and the ‘Joint’ in New York City. Ralph has dedicated his life to the Jewish people. He assisted David Ben Gurion during the founding of the State of Israel. He served as the Executive Vice President of JDC during the 1970s and 1980s, where he established JDC’s critical role in Israel and brought vital assistance to Jews trapped behind the Iron Curtain. Ralph Goldman is a pivotal figure in global Jewish life. He is an inspiration to the world.