Inside Jewish India: Seattle Area Young Professionals

May 22, 2018 - May 30, 2018

Click here to apply. Application deadline February 5, 2018. 

Inside Jewish India, in partnership with JConnect, is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for young professionals from the Seattle area to experience the far-off, magical, and vibrant Jewish community of Mumbai. Participants will experience the complexity of Indian society today, and connect with members of the small, but mighty local Jewish community.
Participation Fee: $1,500 (Please note this is a highly subsidized trip)
The trip cost includes:
  • Roundtrip International Airfare from Seattle
  • Local transportation within India
  • Meals
  • Hotel Accommodations (note: the participation fee covers accommodations in double rooms; participants may elect to stay in a single room for an additional fee)
  • Site visits, briefings, tours, etc.
  • Medical and emergency evacuation insurance
Itinerary Highlights:
  • Experience the diverse Indian Jewish communities of the Cochin, Mumbai and Konkan regions -- including the isolated Bene Israel
  • Learn about JDC’s welfare assistance programs through home visits in Mumbai and to the Bayiti Old Age Home
  • Engage with the children from the slums of Mumbai to learn about JDC's international development work with partner organization, Gabriel Project Mumbai
  • Learn about traditional Indian culture through a henna ceremony, yoga, kalippriyu, Bollywood dance and vegetarian feasts
  • Visit Mumbai's famous attractions including the Gate of India, Banganga Tank, the Hanging Gardens and more
Trip Dates: May 22 - 30, 2018
To learn more click here for a FAQ.
About JDC in India: India, the world’s fastest growing economy and most populous democracy, is a colorful mosaic of coexisting cultures and faiths. India’s Jews—who trace their roots as far as 2,000 years back—are among them, openly practicing in larger communities in Mumbai and Thane and much smaller ones in cities including Pune, Gujarat (Ahmedabad), Kerala (Cochin), Delhi, Kolkata and the Konkan Villages.Because of India’s huge population and significant poverty, the country’s limited government-run social services are massively overloaded. The Jewish or Bene Israel community lack the welfare infrastructure to meet all of the needs of poor, elderly, and vulnerable Jews among them. JDC, operational in India for over four decades, partners with various local organizations to ensure the development of critical care for Jews in need and a viable future for the community.

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