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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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Rosh Hashana in Eesti

The following is an excerpt from my blog, The Baltic Babushka, a journal of my JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corp year in Estonia. You can read the full post and keep up with my updates here . It was Rosh Hashanah right when I got here. The first Rosh...

Agahozo-Shalom

Packing up and getting ready for Rwanda, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I was off to volunteer, working with orphan children at  Agahozo-Shalom , a youth village in a relatively remote part of the world.  Mentally, I prepared myself to teach and educate.  Boarding the plane in New York,...

No Half Measures: Reflections on Inside Rwanda

The Rwanda of 2014 is not a country that does anything in half measures. The scenery is strikingly beautiful, the animals amazing, the people genuinely kind-hearted and welcoming and, sadly, the poverty and vulnerability that effects large parts of the population, all too clear to see. Even in the commemoration...

A Jewish Revival for All Ages

When I hear about the “Jewish revival” in Russia, it’s easy to imagine new families exploring their identities or young individuals more malleable to change. I just assumed current eighty or ninety year olds who chose to stay in Russia would not be interested in making Jewish communal groups a...

A Little Bit of Paradise

This week I visited a little bit of paradise. Located in the land of one thousand hills, overlooking Rwanda's Lake Mugesera, Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village stands in stark contrast to the country's brutal history. Founded in 2008 by philanthropist Anne Heyman , ASYV serves as a life force for Rwanda's most...

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