The OLAM Jewish Service Alliance (JSA) Study Trip, powered by Repair the World, is an exclusive trip to Rwanda for key JSA members whose organizations are committed to making service a defining part of Jewish communal life. The study trip is an opportunity to encounter the work of various Jewish organizations and individuals engaged in global service and international development, and to explore the connections between local and global service. The application must be submitted by October 31st.
Please share your preference
Attendance on this trip requires full vaccination against Covid-19 (two vaccines and a booster). Please upload a photo of your vaccination card.
Please upload a photo of your passport. Please ensure that it is valid
from the day of entry into Rwanda.
Name of your direct supervisor
Email of your direct supervisor
Bio & Headshot
Please note: Your headshot and bio will be shared with the rest of the cohort, published on the OLAM website, and may be used for promotional purposes.
Please upload a recent headshot.
Please share a short biographical sketch of yourself written in the 3rd person. Include your current title and organization. Limit of 250 words.
The following questions are an opportunity for OLAM to get to know you more. OLAM wants to understand how a global experience complements your current professional role and how global responsibility and service fit into your organization's goals.
Please upload a 1 minute video telling us why you would like to participate in this program and what you hope to gain from the study trip, both personally and professionally. 35 MB limit.
If you get an error message when you submit the application, please submit the application without the video and then send the video to Amy (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line 'Study Trip Video Application.'
What is your current role and responsibilities at your organization as it relates to service? What constituents do you serve (age, demographics, etc)?
1) your organization's relationship with Repair the World and
2) your organization's current efforts regarding service and social justice programming and initiatives. (250-word limit)
Does your organization currently have a focus on global issues and responsibility? If yes, please describe. If not, where do you see global efforts fitting into your organization's agenda and programming in the future?
Agreement & Understandings
I acknowledge that full participation in the program includes:
3 pre-trip webinars, each 1.5 hours
2 post-trip debrief webinars, each 1.5 hours
The entire study trip to Rwanda
Approximately 7-10 hours of prep work prior to the trip, and approximately 4 hours after the trip
Sharing about my experience with my organization and the greater Jewish community, through social media posts, and/or public writing and presentations
Committing to taking action in one (or more) of the following areas after the study trip: global service experiences, creating connection points between local and global service, applying learnings to local programs, and/or implementing global conversations and education into our programs.
I understand that I will be responsible for the following expenses: 1) the program registration fee 2) necessary vaccines 3) additional health insurance 4) souvenirs 5) food outside of program hours 6) visa fee 7) add-on excursions before or after the study trip. These may be paid by me or my organization.
I am responsible for any fees associated with flight upgrades, adding an additional leg to the flight, change of dates, or cancellation.
I am a full-time professional working within the Jewish community and I have been in my current role for at least a year. If my professional status or situation changes prior to the study trip, I will inform OLAM, and if relevant, I will work with OLAM to determine how I can implement learnings from the study trip in my new role or organization.
In my professional capacity, I oversee/implement programming focused on service and social justice, and am connected to the Jewish Service Alliance.
By electronically signing below I certify that all information contained in this application is true, correct, and complete to the best of my knowledge.