Inside Jewish India 2015

January 18, 2015 - January 27, 2015

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.

Plus: You'll experience our work with children from Mumbai's slums, alongside our parters at Gabriel Project Mumbai.

In India with Entwine, you'll experience JDC's programs in the fields elderly assistance, leadership development for young Jewish Indians and various other community programs housed at the JDC-supported Evelyn Peters Jewish Community Center.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2014

Trip Chairs: Mia Belman & David Shahmoon

Watch a great video from India's Jewish community encouraging YOU to visit here!

And check out Diaspora Diaries: India for a 4-minute look at Indian Jewish life.


  • Inside Jewish India 2014 alum Mike blogged about his experience here.
  • From another participant: "This trip will change all of us for the better - what we have witnessed has been humbling. I am taking away a renewed vigor for Jewish life and Jewish community both locally and globally.

Learn more about JDC's work in India here.

See our full list of trips here.

By Dan Heching on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 4:02:03 PM

My JDC Entwine Inside Jewish India trip began long before I boarded the flight to Mumbai. Much like other defining experiences, I was both overly prepared and utterly clueless for this life interlude. Staunch warnings, blurbs of excitement, overlong recommendations and countless reminders flooded my inbox and my Facebook feed...

By Laura Dannels on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 6:11:18 PM

Mahatma Ghandi said it best.... "Be the change you wish to see in the world". This post started months before I set foot into India. A friend from the San Francisco Jewish Community told me about the inspiring work JDC was doing all over the world, and suggested I check...

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