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Join JDC Ambassadors as we return to Siberia with a special visit to the Kamchatka Peninsula for a once in a lifetime experience at the edge of the continent.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Tour Novosibirsk, the third largest city in Russia, including the acclaimed Ice Town Festival
  • Spend an afternoon with Active Jewish Teens Network
  • Home visits with JDC Hesed Clients in Novosibirsk and Kamchatka
  • Shabbat in Novosibirsk 
  • Witness the Volcanoes of Kamchatka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 

Mission Chairs: Cheryl Fishbein & Phil Schatten, Susan & Michael Fromm 

Dates: January 22-30, 2019
Destination: Novosibirsk, Siberia and the Kamchatka Peninsula
Costs: Single Occupancy: $3300; Double Occupancy per person: $2950

Optional Pre-Mission Visit in Moscow
Dates: January 20-22, 2019
Costs: Single Occupancy: $1450; Double Occupancy per person: $1250

Optional Post- Mission Visit in Vladivostock & Japan
Details: January 30 – February 3, 2019
Costs: Single Occupancy: $3450; Double Occupancy per person: $2750

Cost Includes: ground transportation, unique visits, hotels, meals, guides and processing fees; they do not include round trip airfare to Russia or flights within Russia. Costs represent real expenses for JDC.

Participation requires a meaningful gift (minimum $10,000 USD per person) to help support JDC’s rescue, relief, and renewal programs around the world.

Read excerpts of David’s travel journal during his February 2017 mission to Siberia

About JDC in the former Soviet Union: For nearly three decades, JDC has been operating in the former Soviet Union (FSU) to provide support to the most impoverished Jews in the region, and to help nurture the reviving local Jewish communities. JDC-FSU endeavors to meet the profound needs of the most vulnerable Jews and the Jewish communities in the region, by providing comprehensive care services and Jewish community activities throughout the FSU.

Across the FSU, JDC-facilitated networks of volunteers help to care for elderly and provide other services in their communities. As a new generation connects to Jewish life through programs like the JDC-BBYO youth movement partnership Active Jewish Teens, they are learning that “giving back” is an essential aspect of what it means to be part of a caring global Jewish community and gaining the skills needed to shape Jewish life in their communities.

*Trips subject to change