Service Learning:

Are you interested in getting academic credit for engaging in service within the broader Los Angeles community? Civic engagement enables students to develop relationships with community partners either through independent study or innovative service learning courses. These relationships can enhance academic study and may include internships or lead to future employment opportunities. The Center for Jewish Studies also offers scholarships for civic engagement research.

Jewish Studies Service Learning courses:

GERMAN 19 Sem. 2 FIAT LUX Interviewing Holocaust Survivors in the Digital Age, Todd Presner, Winter 2016
Class with Holocaust Survivors Inspires UCLA Student Film Project

HISTORY M188SL/JEWISH STUDIES M188SL Jews in Los Angeles’ History/Los Angeles in Jewish History, Caroline Luce, Winter 2016

SOCIOLOGY 191V Sem. 5: Iranian Jewish Life in Los Angeles, Saba Soomekh, Spring 2015

RUSSIAN 191 /JEWISH STUDIES 177: From Russia with Love? Russia’s Jews Remember Soviet Past, Naya Lekht, Spring 2016


These classes are made possible, in part, by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

Civic Engagement Opportunities:

Juniors and seniors may arrange credit for work with these partners through an Internship Course . The deadline to enroll is Friday of week 2.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the site directly. When making an inquiry, follow any guidelines suggested. Otherwise, introduce yourself with your major/ year and explain that you were referred by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies. Include a sentence or two about why you are interested in working with this organization and your complete contact information. Attach your resume.

American Jewish Committee Goldman Fellowship includes international and regional placements. June – August. $3,000 plus travel expences.

Anti-Defamation League Internship opportunities available in their Los Angeles office for undergraduate students in the following departments: Education, Civil Rights, and Community Service. Graduate students are needed for a Speakers Bureau position and Development/Fundraising positions. Contact Wendy Ohye at

Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows. Three week study trip. The application is due mid-January.

California Institute for Yiddish Culture Internships to assist with events and cataloging Yiddish books, .

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Go one one-to-one outings twice a month. Apply online.

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles JFS offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities designed to match the unique interests of our volunteers with the needs of our clients and professional staff working in areas such as older adults, food & housing, shelter services, child & family services, and disability services. Application

KOREH LA The Jewish Federation project provides one-to-one reading partners in public schools. Contact (323) 761-8153 or

LA Museum of the Holocaust offers a range of different opportunities for students who would like to get involved in these areas: Research & Curatorial, Education, Social Media & PR, and Visitor Services. Application

Stand With Us Emerson Fellowship This network of trained pro-Israel student leaders, chosen from over 50 campuses, utilize their skills and energy to to run effective pro-Israel events.

Wende Museum Internships in Museum studies.

Civic Engagement Research Scholarships

As part of its Civic Engagement Initiative, the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies invites undergraduate students to apply for summer scholarship funds. Research should connect academic work with the broader community. Eligible research may include traditional historical projects requiring library and archival research, as well as creative endeavors such as museum exhibitions, interviews/oral histories, blogs, videos, or digital media projects.

This support is made possible by the Frey Scholarship Fund for Undergraduate Students in Jewish Studies. Freshmen, sophomore, juniors, and seniors may apply. Students in all majors are eligible as long as the project is focused in some way on Jewish Studies.

Please contact for more information.