Inside Jewish Georgia | 2018

April 29, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Applications are not yet available for this trip

Inside Jewish Georgia is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the renewal of Jewish life in the post-communist society of Georgia. On Inside Jewish Georgia, participants will learn about JDC's vital work with Jewish populations in this unique pocket of the Former Soviet Union.

Click here to view the full sample itinerary.

Itinerary Highlights:
  • Discover the Jewish communities of Tbilisi and Gori, as well as peripheral towns along the way 
  • Engage with local peers and spend Shabbat with young professional leaders at Hillel Tbilisi
  • Partake in home visits and deliver much-needed supplies to elderly community members
  • Learn about the history of Communism in the region with a visit to the Stalin Museum
  • Lead activities and discussions for at-risk children, teens, and parents served by Georgia's Jewish Family Service
  • Experience Georgia's rich culture through local cuisine, traditional dance, and exploring Tbilisi's cobblestone streets and fairytale-like architecture
  • Travel the Georgian countryside for wine tasting and a visit to medieval castles and monasteries.

Participation Fee: $1,500 USD (not inclusive of flights)

The trip cost includes:

  • Local transportation within Georgia
  • 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

To learn more click here for a FAQ.

About JDC in Georgia: More than two decades after the fall of Communism, JDC works with Georgia's local Jewish communities to create opportunities for Jews to reconnect to their tradition. After Georgia obtained independence in 1991, JDC stepped in to help the community build a strong Jewish infrastructure and care for its needy and elderly. More recently, events have also required JDC's intervention like a 2002 earthquake and political instability stemming from the Russian-Georgian war of 2008. JDC played a central role in helping the Tbilisi Jewish community and surrounding communities caught in the midst of the fighting. Today, JDC provides lifesaving humanitarian interventions, and is revitalizing Jewish life through its work with Jews of all ages from nursery school programs to young adult engagement initiatives.


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