Maryland Hillel to Ethiopia

January 9, 2013 - January 17, 2013

Partner: University of Maryland Hillel

The University of Maryland Hillel is exploring Ethiopia’s social challenges first-hand.

Participants will address JDC’s critical humanitarian interventions in the areas of potable water, education, and health, and learn what it takes to create strong, sustainable international community development.

By Lexie Kahn on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 1:22:18 PM

Lexie Kahn, left, volunteered in Ethiopia with JDC Entwine and UMD Hillel in 2013. More on our college trips here . During my interview for the University of Maryland Hillel and JDC alternative break to Ethiopia, I was asked why I wanted to go on this trip. My freshman year...

By Terps in Ethiopia on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 7:30:35 PM

Brina Furman, left, is raising money for JDC's Clean Water Initiative in Ethiopia. Take a minute and think about your day to day. You probably woke up and used the bathroom, sitting on a flushing toilet and washing your hands with running water. Then you probably brushed your teeth with...

By Terps in Ethiopia on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 11:16:32 AM

This month, JDC-U at the University of Maryland held a "Shabbat Around the World" Friday night dinner on campus. Each table represented a different region of the world where the JDC serves and had corresponding JDC facts and figures. Additionally, the JDC-U board passed around photos from our recent trip...

By Terps in Ethiopia on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 3:47:34 PM

Today I celebrated my 22 nd birthday in the beautiful city of Gondar. One year ago today, I never would have thought I would have the opportunity to have an experience like this. It was definitely my most unique birthday thus far and I feel so fortunate to have been...

By Terps in Ethiopia on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 2:45:54 PM

Today we went to work. We split up into two groups: one group went to a small village on the outskirts of Gonder to build a school library with the local people and the other group drove far out to a rural school to teach English through interactive games. Many...

By Terps in Ethiopia on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 2:39:56 PM

The whole day I continually had to remind myself that it is only Monday. Only five days have passed, and still I feel that I have been exposed to more than I have been for the four other weeks of my break combined.  Yesterday, as you read, we arrived in...

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