JDC Events & Travel

JDC Ambassadors: Bike Hungary & Romania

30 Jun 2019 Apply

Love to travel the world? Want to change the world? Call us at 212.885.0878
or email Ruth Penan at ruth.penan@JDC.org for more information.

Join JDC Ambassadors on a tour of Eastern Europe’s dynamic and resilient Jewish communities- on two wheels!  We will be biking from Hungary to Romania with Backroads Bike Tours and making a special side trip to Camp Szarvas, the Jewish summer camp that has been proclaimed by thousands of campers, “the happiest place Earth.”

Cost: Starting at $4900 USD

Cost includes ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals,  site visits, guides, and processing fees; they do not include cost of airfare between countries or transatlantic flights. Costs represent real expenses for JDC.

Participation requires a meaningful gift (minimum $5,000 USD per person) to help support JDC’s rescue, relief, and renewal programs around the world. JDC Board Members and 2019 Ambassadors are exempt. Please contact us for more information.

Learn how JDC incubates and empowers communities across Eastern Europe

About JDC in Hungary: In the aftermath of World War I, JDC responded to the dire needs of Jews ravaged by hunger, disease, and war. In more recent decades, JDC has offered assistance to Hungarian Jews in the darkest days of World War II, during the communist era, and now in the aftermath of communism’s fall.

While Hungary has built a well-established network of Jewish organizations, there continues to be a need to enhance communal life and advance the community toward self-sufficiency. JDC works in Hungary to provide social services to the neediest, expand Jewish renewal and outreach activities, and promote community development.

Trip co-chairs: Ellen and Frank Hagelberg and Gary Zimmerman