Birmingham, UK, 22 – 28 December 2017

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Are you thinking about working professionally in a European Jewish community or organisation?
Then we want you!

Yesod is excited to launch our first Springboard programme at Limmud Festival 2017 UK. This initiative aims to bring together up to 20 young adult Jewish community activists with an interest in working professionally in Jewish communities and organisations across Europe. This programme will include a special Yesod Springboard programme over Shabbat and dedicated Springboard sessions each day on Sunday to Wednesday, with plenty of time to enjoy the amazing Limmud UK experience. We will explore what it means to be part of an important and valuable profession, meet with successful Jewish community professionals from around the world, and develop new connections with people like yourself. Plus a chance to find out more about what Yesod can do for you!

The week-long Limmud Festival is a phenomenal residential Jewish learning and networking opportunity with over 3,000 people and over 1,000 diverse Jewish topics and styles. This is the original and largest Limmud in the world, where you can meet Jewish professionals and activists from around the globe. From politics to performance, new approaches to Jewish texts, daily Chavruta learning, history, social action, community development and more, there is something for everyone and you will have plenty of time to enjoy the opportunity.

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Detailed Information

Who: Applicants must have an interest in working professionally in a European Jewish community/organisation or as a Jewish educator and should be able to demonstrate Jewish community activism or a Jewish professional role for one year. This might be, for example (but not limited to!), taking a significant role in youth movement work, student unions or setting up a grassroots initiative; Junction Makers; Moishe House residents or Moishe House Without Walls hosts; and Minyanim coordinators.

Applicants must be 21 years old or over. If you are a student, you must be in the last year of university.

Applicants must have a high level of English in order to fully participate in the Festival and Yesod Springboard programme as all sessions will be delivered in English.

Are based in one of the following European countries: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.

When: Friday 22 – Thursday 28 December 2017

What: Yesod will sponsor participation at Limmud Festival 2017 UK. Each place, valued at over GBP £500, includes accommodation (shared twin rooms in the Hilton hotel where the main programming will be), meals and access to the Festival programme from 22 -29 December 2017. Organised return Limmud transport is also included if you choose to use it from London or the airport to the Festival. Participants may upgrade to a single room at their own cost, subject to availability, with direct payment made to Limmud.

Where: Pendigo Lake, Marston Green, Birmingham, West Midlands B40 (Close to Birmingham International Airport), UK.

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Your Commitment

Yesod Springboard participants are required to take part in the following activities:

You will need to pay for your flight, visa costs and local travel costs in your country of origin. However, selection does not depend on your ability to cover flight costs and we want to ensure that financial difficulty does not prevent any successful applicants from participating. If you think that you will struggle to cover these costs, please complete the relevant questions on the application form and Yesod will contact you to discuss a travel subsidy if you are selected to take part.

Please note that Yesod Springboard participants will not be eligible to receive financial subsidy from Limmud as European Limmud volunteers in addition to Yesod sponsorship.

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How to apply

Applications are now closed.

Yesod will contact successful applicants by Friday 20 October together with information on how to register for your place at Limmud Festival.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

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