Watch + Listen + Learn | The JDC Entwine Blog

Around the world, JDC’s work is changing people’s lives. And on any day of the week, Entwine participants are integral in making this difference. This is a space to learn about overseas needs from the young adults who are seeing it first-hand. Thanks for visiting and joining our global conversation.

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Communicating Without Words

Our parents and teachers have always taught us the importance of expression and connection through language and words. We spend the bulk of our academic pursuits strengthening our vocabularies with elaborate SAT words, and reading the works of famous novelists in efforts to understand every element of the human condition...

What Holds Us Together

As a trip member on JDC Entwine's first national college trip, I met the other trip members only upon arrival in Bulgaria. Soon after, we became quickly immersed into the Jewish culture of Bulgaria by being briefed on the region's most pressing issues, its most vibrant programs, and experiencing Sephardic...

JDC Receives the Presidential Award in the Philippines

There’s a particular kind of surrealism when you look back at moments in life and almost can’t quite believe the particular event was real. Sometimes though, this occurrence happens during the moment itself. On Friday afternoon, 5th December, I was privileged to shake the hand of the President of the...

Inside Israel 2014

Day one and two We arrived in Jerusalem full of anticipation, settled in with some ice-breaker sessions and got to know one another a little better. We also received a warm welcome from Charles Ribakoff, chair of the JDC-Israel Committee who told us how happy he is to have us...

To Visit a Song

Made my way to Beltsy today, a place I had only known from a popular American Yiddish theater song I first heard three years ago, never imagining I would ever visit. Managed to teach Hanukah songs to a small group of local retirees. Schmoozed in a mongrel Yiddish-Russian-Hebrew with a...

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