Live the Questions: A Service-Learning Curriculum for the World Partners Fellowship in India


Live the Questions is the core curriculum for the World Partners Fellowship, a 10-month-long international volunteer fellowship in India for recent college graduates and young professionals. Live the Questions serves as the educational foundation for the fellowship and helps deepen and enrich participants’ time in India. The participant edition includes Jewish texts and contemporary articles that prepare volunteers for their experience and help them explore a range of ethical issues related to volunteering in the Global South. The facilitator edition also includes lesson plans, facilitator's notes and annotations on the texts. While the material in Live the Questions is geared to volunteers participating in a Jewish service-learning program in India, much of it can be applied more broadly to a general Jewish social justice context and to secular volunteer and travel abroad programs.

To curate the curriculum, AJWS staff members Julie Gersten and Will Nassau have written a blog post series highlighting specific best practices in writing effective service-learning curricula with examples from Live the Questions. The series is posted by Repair the World, and available online here.

AJWS is pleased to make copies of its service-learning curricula available to the public. To request a copy, please email with your address and specify which curriculum you would like to receive. You will be asked to make a $36 donation ($18 for alumni of AJWS service programs) to cover the cost of shipping.