Inside Jewish Ukraine 2017: Moishe House Young Professionals Trip

October 23, 2017 - October 30, 2017

Email jdcentwine@jdc.org for more information.

On Inside Jewish Ukraine, a select group of Moishe House Young Professionals will gain a well-rounded understanding of Jewish life in Ukraine today. Travel with a cohort of likeminded peers to engage with young Jewish leaders in Odessa and Kiev, Ukraine’s biggest commercial port and capital city.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Gain a unique insight into the challenges and opportunities facing Jewish communities in Ukraine and understand how they continue to function and plan in an environment of instability

  • Engage in a cultural exchange with local young Jewish leaders participating in Moishe House, Metsuda, Hillel, the Jewish Volunteers Connection and JUICE

  • Participate in home visits to elderly community members and young families to learn about JDC's Hesed welfare model

  • Take excursions to Babi Yar and the Holocaust Museum to gain historical context of the Jewish community in Ukraine 

  • Explore the rich culture of Ukraine through city tours of Kiev and Odessa, sampling local cuisine, a night out at the ballet, and outings on the Black Sea!

Click here to view the full sample itinerary.

Trip Dates: October 23-30, 2017

The trip includes:

  • Roundtrip Airfare from New York City
  • Local transportation within Ukraine
  • 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.

Click here to learn about Jackie Shapiro's (Inside Jewish Ukraine 2016 Alumna) experience in Ukraine. 

About JDC in Ukraine: Ukraine is home to the third largest Jewish community in Europe—the fifth largest in the world. Like much of former Soviet Jewry, Ukraine’s Jews have survived the pogroms and the Holocaust, and outlasted Communist Jewish oppression. Today, though the country is struggling with economic turmoil, continuing tension with neighboring Russia and aging infrastructure, its Jewish community is growing, working tirelessly to assist its needy and to foster leadership among its most dedicated.

Watch an informative video about the Jewish community of Odessa here.

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