- City tours with the opportunity to see palaces, mosques, museums and ancient waterways
- Visit Sisli Synagogue and meet with Jewish youth leaders, elderly and children at risk
- Learn about small Jewish communities in majority Muslim countries
Istanbul, Almaty and Astana contain some of the most exciting and unique Jewish communities in the world. Come with us as we spend several memorable days seeing the sights of modern and ancient Istanbul. We'll tour the Blue Mosque, the Ayasofya, shop in the Grand Bazaar ... and much more. We'll be hosted by the Jewish community and celebrate a beautiful Shabbat evening with their leadership. And we'll have time to see some of the incredible work of JDC and the Jewish community in reaching out to their neighbors.
In Almaty, we'll see the life-changing programs of JDC in the Hesed (welfare center) and JCC, visit the homes of community members, and enjoy high-level briefings on Central Asia and its Jewish challenges. We'll spend a day in the new capital city, Astana, with its incredible architecture and striking buildings. And we'll see the cultural highlights and tourist sites of a rapidly changing and renewing former-Communist country.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see two warm Jewish communities - we hope you join us! For more information please contact Dov Ben-Shimon, JDC's Executive Director for Strategic Partnerships, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JDC Ambassadors is a unique network of caring and visionary individuals and families who provide strategic leadership and support to JDC. For more information about Ambassadors, go to http://jdc.org/ambassadors or contact Rebecca Neuwirth, Director of Ambassadors, at email@example.com or (212) 885-0878