Slifka Think Tank Fellowship 2021

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The Think Tank represents Slifka Center’s efforts to contribute to the larger world of ideas by bringing the Jewish and American intellectual traditions into dialogue with one another. In this role you will work closely with Slifka’s senior leadership – the Executive Director and Howard M. Holtzmann Jewish Chaplain at Yale – to create programs and published materials that offer new perspectives on the major questions facing the Jewish community and the world. The position will begin in summer 2021 and continue through mid 2022, with the potential of renewal.


What You’ll Do:

  • Work closely with the Howard M. Holtzmann Jewish Chaplain and Executive Director to  design, plan, and implement new, intellectually ambitious programs that link Slifka Center to the most important contemporary conversations and ideas
  • Facilitate working groups of students on Israel/Palestine and climate crisis
  • Build working relationships with diverse students and, as relevant, other members of the Yale community
  • Coordinate the editing and publishing of written and video works as needed
  • Work 10 hours/week during the school year, including weekly visits to Yale’s campus


What You Will Bring to the Job:

  • A demonstrated commitment to creating new Jewish ideas and relationships
  • Ability to work in a flexible, digital workspace
  • Ability to juggle multiple demands and types of responsibilities simultaneously
  • Strong organizational, communication, and project-management skills
  • Ability to visit New Haven on a weekly basis
  • Familiarity with Google Docs, Microsoft Office, and ability to learn new software quickly
  • Yale affiliation preferred


What You Will Receive:

  • A salary of $1,000 monthly
  • A unique opportunity to participate in and shape a new set of educational programs unlike any that exist on college campuses 
  • Relationships with well-connected, exciting Jews engaged in creating new ideas and communities
  • Mentorship and professional development

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Rabbi Jason Rubenstein at

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