Odessa and Moscow
Odessa, Ukraine and Moscow, Russia
More information: Rebecca Neuwirth, Director of JDC Ambassadors, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover emerging, flagship Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union.
Visit at-risk elderly and children in the seaside city of Odessa and provide them with warm meals and a sense of connection to a caring community. In Moscow, the heart of modern-day Russia, witness the rebuilding of urban, sophisticated Jewish life that is both strongly Jewish and uniquely Russian.
Under the combined Soviet leadership and threats of the Nazi party, Jewish life had been repressed for decades. Today, the Jewish community, still many in number, is scattered and struggles to find a balance between freedoms as Jews and as citizens of their new homeland. Many Jews in Ukraine and Russia have been learning about traditions and religious practice enthusiastically, while working to create a stable life.
Registration deadline: September 19, 2014
$4,500 per person double occupancy
$5,200 per person single occupancy
(covers ground transportation, unique visits, hotels, meals, and guides, does not include domestic European flight)
Participation requires a meaningful gift to help JDC’s rescue, relief, and renewal programs around the world.
* All trips are subject to change.
**Priority for JDC Ambassadors trips are given to members of our Ambassadors Circle and Society.