Erica Shaps Jewish Service Corps Fellow

Erica Hope Shaps is currently serving as an Entwine Jewish Service Corps Fellow with the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Through this role, she is addressing socioeconomic issues in Israel as part of JDC's TEVET employment initiative.

Erica recently graduated from Brandeis University cum laude with highest honors in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies and International & Global Studies with a minor in Peace, Conflict & Coexistence Studies. As an Interfaith Youth Core Fellow, she co-founded the Brandeis Interfaith Group (BIG) and served as Campus Relations Coordinator on Hillel Board. Most recently, she was the director of development and a co-founder of Brandeis Visions for Israel in an Evolving World (bVIEW) an initiative depolarizing campus conversations about Israel and encouraging students to be forward-thinking regarding the Middle East.

You can find her personal blog at