Young Professional Trips

Travel with JDC and experience our work first-hand. We’re currently accepting applications for Inside Ethiopia.

Here’s our full list of trips for young professionals in 2012. For more information on any of these trips email

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Inside Ethiopia

Inside Ethiopia – a JDC service trip for young professionals – is an opportunity to explore Ethiopia’s current challenges first-hand. This is your chance to contribute to JDC’s critical humanitarian interventions in the areas of potable water, education, and health, and learn what it takes to create strong, sustainable international community development.

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Gain insight into humanitarian challenges and interventions while exploring issues of clean water, public health, and education
  • Serve in JDC’s medical and nutritional programs
  • Learn about JDC’s historic role in rescuing Ethiopia’s Jewish community
  • Engage in a cultural exchange with leading professionals and peers
  • Explore the historic sites of Gondar
  • Experience Shabbat with Dr. Rick Hodes, JDC Medical Director & CNN Hero
  • Indulge in Ethiopian coffee, injera, and folk dance

Space is limited! Subsidies available! Email for an application.

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Inside Jewish Argentina [APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED]

Young Professionals Service Trip to Argentina
Dates: August 5 – August 12, 2012

The Jewish community of Argentina is the largest in Latin America. After the Argentinean economic crisis in 2002, JDC has worked closely with local organizations to support this Jewish community through a difficult time.

This summer, travel to Argentina with JDC. Along with a group of your peers from the United States, you will volunteer with JDC programs to address community needs; meet with local leaders to discuss communal challenges; and explore the culture and history of this vibrant country.

Apply now: email for an application and cost information. Subsidies are available.

Application deadline: April 29, 2012


Young Professionals Trip to Cuba
Dates: August 30 – September 3, 2012

Cuba’s Jewish community is small yet vibrant. Following years of religious suppression in the country, the community – with the support of JDC – is strengthening its institutions and providing material support to members of the community in need.

This August, travel to Cuba with JDC. Visit the island’s historic synagogues and institutions. Discuss community needs with local leaders. Exchange with local young adults about unique Cuban culture and traditions. Explore Havana’s museums, historic neighborhoods and night clubs.

Apply now: email for an application and cost information. Subsidies are available.

Application deadline: April 29, 2012

Inside Jewish Moscow


National Young Professionals Trip to Moscow, Russia

July 1-8, 2012

What does Moscow’s Jewish community look like today? What issues do they face? Join JDC, the world’s largest Jewish humanitarian aid organization, for a trip exploring the renaissance of Jewish life in Moscow and explore what it means to develop Jewish communal life in a post-communist country. Interact with local leaders, connect with Russian peers, and enjoy the region’s culture and cuisine.

Space is limited. Subsidies available.

Email for application.

Inside Haiti


National Young Professionals Service Trip to Haiti
Dates: April 16-22, 2012

Travel to Haiti with JDC. Gain first-hand insight into challenges facing this country two years after the devastating earthquake and take part in JDC’s humanitarian interventions. Volunteer in areas of medical assistance, educational support and humanitarian relief, and interact with community leaders and recipients of JDC support.

Application deadline: February 5, 2012

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