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When West Meets East: A Powerful Trip to St. Petersburg

Written by: Gary Fayman (alumni of Inside Jewish St. Petersburg in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles) It’s almost 9pm. Fatigue consumes me. The plane is quiet, and almost everyone is asleep. As I get up to stretch, I look out the window. The breathtaking sunset glistens...

Lessons learned from unexpected places

Written by:  Alec Leve,  JDC Entwine-Gabriel Project Mumbai Multi-Week Fellow I gained a lot from my six weeks as a JDC Entwine-GPM Multi-Week Fellow in India. I met and built relationships with numerous people, I learned how to live on my own in a big city and foreign country, I...

Rwanda Recap

By Sherry Stolar I honestly am not sure what I expected when I decided to apply for JDC Entwine’s Insider Trip to Rwanda, but there’s no way I could have anticipated how truly meaningful the journey would be, and the lasting effect it would have on me. Perhaps I’m still...

Reflections on Estonia

So, today I’m sat at home, reflecting on the fact that last week I was in Estonia. To get to Tallinn from Helsinki, you take a ferry. It takes two hours and it was a surprising chilled out ride and gave all of us a chance to reflect on what...

Reflections on Finland

Reflections on Finland   I wish I could make this complete, but as I’ve already shared my horrendous travel story with the group, it has to go here too. First up – shout out to the parents who got out of bed at 3am to take me to the airport...

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