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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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Reconnecting with Morocco

      I sit aboard a silver, cylindrical time machine which, through the marvel of modern technology, transports me back sixty seven years in eleven and a half short soaring hours.       In 1948, with the birth of the Jewish state, my father’s parents and 263,000 other...

Inside Ethiopia 2014

In October 2014, nineteen motivated young Jewish professionals from across the globe (Argentina, Australia, France, Hungary, Israel, Canada, England and the United States) were selected to take part in JDC Entwine's Inside Ethiopia trip. The program was a mix of education and service work designed to allow participants the opportunity...

Questions (and Some Answers) about Service

When I first told my family and friends that I was going to Bulgaria, the first question they asked me was, “why?” This was usually followed up by, “where?” And in general, I would respond with a shrug and say, “volunteerism,” and point to Bulgaria on a map. But in...

Skin of the Teeth: Celebrating Diaspora in Jewish India

My JDC Entwine Inside Jewish India trip began long before I boarded the flight to Mumbai. Much like other defining experiences, I was both overly prepared and utterly clueless for this life interlude. Staunch warnings, blurbs of excitement, overlong recommendations and countless reminders flooded my inbox and my Facebook feed...

Life Lessons & Learning in India: Tikkun Olam

Mahatma Ghandi said it best.... "Be the change you wish to see in the world". This post started months before I set foot into India. A friend from the San Francisco Jewish Community told me about the inspiring work JDC was doing all over the world, and suggested I check...

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