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Join JDC on a life changing visit to Ukraine – home to the third largest Jewish community in Europe—the fifth largest in the world

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Insider’s briefing of JDC’s role and strategy in Ukraine
  • Tour Jewish Kiev including the Maidan Independence Square and Brodsky Synagogue
  • Home visits with JDC Hesed Clients in Kiev
  • Meet young, community leaders from Moishe House and JUICE, incubators for volunteerism and meaningful Jewish experiences for young adults
  • Join the annual AJT Conference in Kiev and the thousands- strong teen movement changing the face volunteerism across Europe and the FSU

Destinations:   Kiev and Odessa (optional post-trip)
Dates: November 4- 9, 2018

Costs: Odessa & Kiev: Single Occupancy: $2,165; Double Occupancy per person: $1,665

Optional weekend in Kiev: Single Occupancy: $1,495; Double Occupancy: $995

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 2018 Ambassadors are exempt. Please contact us for more information.

Learn more about how JDC builds community in Ukraine’s capital city

About JDC in Ukraine and 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