Goldring Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life Education Fellows work to create a common body of Jewish knowledge. The Institute assists teachers with implementing a comprehensive religious school curriculum. It also gives teachers bi-monthly travel opportunities to visit Jewish communities across the South and resources for leading Shabbat and holiday services. Additionally, the Institute creates religious school programming for all age groups, organizes and directs an annual education conference, and assists with community and cultural programming and recruiting new communities.
Goldring Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life Community Engagement Fellowship is a two-year fellowship, providing a tremendous opportunity for recent college graduates committed to social change to do meaningful, on-the-ground work. Based in Mississippi, Fellows will help develop and implement programs across multiple Southern states. Social issues addressed by ISJL Community Engagement programming include literacy, education, community involvement in sustainable change, and much more. Current initiatives include T.A.P. (Talk About the Problems), a peer mediation project; Read, Lead, Succeed, a literacy program; and Synagogue Partnerships, where ISJL staff work with partner congregations to develop effective local tikkun olam efforts.
Challah for Hunger alumna, Amanda Winer, was a Community Engagement Fellow after graduating from Binghamton!