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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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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...

Muraho (hello!) from the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village

Written by: Darren Rabinowitz, JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps Fellow at the Agahozo - Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) in Rwanda   Welcome to Rwanda!  It has been three weeks since the four JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps (JSC) Fellows, Shayna, Lauren, MC, and Darren (me) have arrived in...

When West Meets East: A Powerful Trip to St. Petersburg

Written by: Gary Fayman (alumni of Inside Jewish St. Petersburg in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles) It’s almost 9pm. Fatigue consumes me. The plane is quiet, and almost everyone is asleep. As I get up to stretch, I look out the window. The breathtaking sunset glistens...

Lessons learned from unexpected places

Written by:  Alec Leve,  JDC Entwine-Gabriel Project Mumbai Multi-Week Fellow I gained a lot from my six weeks as a JDC Entwine-GPM Multi-Week Fellow in India. I met and built relationships with numerous people, I learned how to live on my own in a big city and foreign country, I...

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