Travel With JDC

Odessa and Moscow

Odessa, Ukraine and Moscow, Russia

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JDC Ambassadors

More information: Avital Muth, Ambassadors Missions, at ambassadors@jdcny.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.

In 1991, the fall of communist rule in the USSR brought hopes and new freedoms to the region, and also sparked significant economic challenges for both Russian and Ukrainian peoples.  

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

Costs:
$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)
Deposit: $1,000

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.

For more details on this travel opportunity or for registration information, please contact: Avital Muth, Ambassadors Missions, at ambassadors@jdcny.org

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