Inside Jewish Argentina & Chile | 2018

July 30, 2018 - August 5, 2018

Applications for this trip are now closed. Check out our other Summer 2018 Insider Trip - Inside Jewish Cuba
 
Explore Latin American community and culture...while not breaking the bank!
 
Discover how the locals engage in robust Jewish life in Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Engage with the rich cultures, strong institutions, and inspiring Jewish leaders, young and old, who make up two of Latin America’s most developed Jewish communities. Experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of the region from local markets to a hike in the Andes. 
 
This dynamic trip offers the best of both worlds - dig deep into the culture of two Latin American communities while not digging deep into your wallet! Perfect for those looking to experience a different kind of Entwine travel.
 
Itinerary Highlights:
  • Engage with Jewish young adults through visits with Moishe House Buenos Aires and LAZOS (an organization for young adults).
  • Experience a truly unique institution – Bomba Israel in Santiago, the only Jewish firehouse outside of Israel.
  • Visit Jewish schools and clubs in Santiago for meaningful exchanges with local students and young professionals.
  • Experience Buenos Aires’ famous sites – Plaza de Mayo, Recoleta Cemetery – and trendy neighborhoods such as Palermo, La Boca, and San Telmo.
  • Soak up the natural scenery of the Andes on a half-day hike overlooking Chile’s largest city – Santiago.
  • Learn about JDC’s critical interventions during and following the 2001 economic crisis in the areas of medical and welfare assistance, jobs training, elder care, and beyond
  • Stay in hostels to experience local hospitality & meet other international travelers.
  • Immerse in Latin American culture like a local - dance tango, stroll through craft markets, drink Malbec, and enjoy asado a la parilla (BBQ)!
Participation Fee: $1,000 USD*
(This trip has been highly subsidized in order to provide greater access and opportunity. Average actual cost of an Entwine Insider Trip is estimated at $4,500/person.)
 
Participation fee includes:
  • Local transportation within Argentina and Chile and transportation between Santiago and Argentina
  • Most meals
  • Rooming accommodations in hostels (note: the participation fee covers accommodation in shared rooms; participants may elect to stay in a single room for an additional fee if available)
  • Site visits, briefings, tours, etc.
  • Medical and emergency evacuation insurance
*Please note that your participation fee does not include int’l airfare to/from South America.
 
To learn more click here for a FAQ.
 
For participants interested in extending their trip and planning additional excursions either before or after the group experience, we are happy to connect participants to JDC's preferred travel agent. All costs and logistics for any extensions would be organized through the travel agency and in addition to the participation fee.
 
About JDC in Argentina: Argentina is home to Latin America’s largest Jewish population, the 7th largest in the world. A prosperous community for most of its history, which dates back to the Spanish and Portuguese inquisitions, Argentina’s Jews were devastated by the 2001 economic crisis that turned middle-class families into “the new poor” virtually overnight.
JDC responded immediately and efficiently to the Jewish community’s sizeable needs, leveraging decades-long partnerships to expand existing relief services to aid those hardest-hit by the crisis. More than 10 years later, with the local Jewish institutions’ overall health largely restored, JDC has resumed its historic role in Argentina as a community-development expert.
 
About JDC in Chile: Chile is home to the third-largest Jewish community in South America. Jewish immigration to Chile began in earnest in the 1840s. The first Jews who arrived in Valparaíso, a coastal city near Santiago, were from Europe, especially from Germany and France. Chile’s diverse Jewish community today, made up of both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews, is mainly located in Santiago, with Jewish families also living in cities such as Concepcion and Valpariso-Vina. The community supports a JCC, two Jewish day schools, and synagogues. In 2010, JDC, which provides technical assistance to many Latin American countries including Chile, intervened to aid in the relief effort after an 8.8 magnitude earthquake devastated parts of the country.

 

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