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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.


An Argentinian Perspective of Leadership & Philanthropy in Israel

Written by Sebastian Palatnik, Inside Israel: The Eugene J. Ribakoff Fellowiship in Leadership & Philanthropy alum. Sebastian is an entrepreneur, cofounder of the company CLINC and a director of TechTrek. He studied Entrepreneurship at Tel-Aviv University and is a former Nahum Goldmann Fellow. Over the past 10 years, there has been huge...

Finding The Unexpected in Rwanda

Written by Inside Rwanda alum, Bobby Gross I wasn’t sure what to expect from my trip to Rwanda. It was difficult to see past the long list of shots I needed to get, and the upcoming 24 hours of travel to get to the country. I looked forward to seeing my sister,...

An Occupational Therapist in Georgia (the country)

Entwine alumna Paige Bookoff traveled with Entwine on Inside Jewish Georgia & Azerbaijan this past July. Growing up in Baltimore, MD, she was an active member of her Jewish community and, today, lives in San Diego, CA where she works as an occupational therapist with children with disabilities. Paige became...

Reflections from Houston to Havana

Written by Jessica Starkschall, Inside Jewish Cuba 2017 Alum I have the most complicated bookends to the 2017 JDC Entwine trip to Cuba.  However, in between these bookends, are pages of the most captivating story of 30 young professionals who visited the majestic city of Havana, culminating in a Shabbat with...

Ride For The Living

From 2015-2016 Jennifer Singer served as a Global Jewish Service Corps Fellow in Krakow, Poland working at JCC Krakow .   While a JSC Fellow in Krakow, I’ve had many meaningful experiences. Krakow today has an active, thriving, and growing Jewish community, and that’s something of a miracle, considering the...

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