Learn, Teach, and Inspire

The University Fellowship provides university students with the opportunity to become essential members of the JFCS Holocaust Center staff. Fellows mentor students, conduct research in the Tauber Holocaust Library and Archives, and create innovative lesson plans. The JFCS Holocaust Center annually reaches more than 20,000 students across Northern California.

Fellows learn to write curriculum, engage high school students in the lessons of the Holocaust, and develop their own interactive workshop to be taught to students participating in a JFCS Holocaust Center program. Fellows work 10 hours a week and occasional evenings and Sundays (October through June). Upon completion, fellows receive a stipend of $5,000 and course credit when applicable.

The application period for the 2018-2019 fellowship will open in August 2018. If you are interested in applying, please complete our Inquiry Form >

For more information, contact: Yedida Kanfer, Manager of Library, Archives, and Education Services, at YedidaK@jfcs.org, 415-449-3748.

Fellowship responsibilities may include the following:


  • Current undergraduate or graduate student at a Bay Area university or college
    • Familiarity with the history of the Holocaust
    • Completed or currently enrolled in related courses (Holocaust studies, genocide studies, and/or Jewish history)
  • Experience working with youth and an interest in teaching
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Intermediate computer skills
    • Microsoft Office proficiency required
    • Tech-savvy / quick learner
    • Familiar with social media
  • Creative, professional, and mature attitude
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with a variety of people
  • Strong organizational / time management skills, and attention to detail

Read what last year’s Fellows had to say about their experiences >

Special support and funding are made possible by the Albert Jerassy University Fellowship Fund and the Lilly Manovill Tauber Endrei Education Fund.

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