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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 on Finland

Reflections on Finland   I wish I could make this complete, but as I’ve already shared my horrendous travel story with the group, it has to go here too. First up – shout out to the parents who got out of bed at 3am to take me to the airport...

Experiencing JDC's Israel by Anjelica Ruiz

The first time I went to Israel was on Birthright. It was only three months after my conversion was completed and I fell in love with the country almost immediately. In my mind, Israel seemed like a better version of the U.S. in terms of social and racial equality. This...

Thoughts from before my trip to Finland and Estonia

There really isn’t long to go now, and I should think about packing the suitcase I’ve left open on the bed in my spare room. Perhaps I should explain that statement, in a few short days, I’ll be boarding a plane to Holland, and then onto Helsinki to meet up...

Ponderings in the Philippines by Jamie Silverman

I was in the Philippines last week. Even as I write that sentence out, it seems surreal that a mere week ago, I was in that paradisiacal environment, volunteering with and learning about the Filipino culture and meeting the warm, welcoming people who reside there. And though a week later,...

Our Jewish Bollywood Love Story: How this JSC Fellow discovered her home thousands of miles away By Kimberly Duenas (JSC Fellow, Mumbai, 2013-2015) Just like other love stories, it is appropriate to begin ours with ‘once upon a time.’ But unlike others, I should probably say, ‘once upon a time...

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