Inside Jewish Cuba | 2018

August 30, 2018 - September 3, 2018

Applications for this trip have now closed. 
 
Gain an exclusive pass to Cuba – an island so close in proximity but that remains a mystery to many. 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. Understand Communism’s continuing impact on local culture and society. Explore Havana’s museums, historic neighborhoods and night clubs.
 
Click here to view a sample itinerary.
 
Itinerary Highlights:
  • Tour the island’s historic synagogues and Jewish institutions and learn about the renewal of Jewish life despite continuing challenges.
  • Understand JDC’s humanitarian assistance and welfare programs through a visit to the Tzedakah Community Pharmacy.
  • Participate in conversations with local young leaders about their uniquely Cuban Jewish culture and way of life.
  • Enjoy a truly memorable Cubano Shabbat experience with the local community.
  • Engage with local teens and young professionals for a day trip to the beach and a special Havdalah dance party.
  • Drink mojitos and dance to Afro-Cuban beats, visit museums and art galleries, and stroll through Havana’s historic neighborhoods.
 
Participation Fee: $1,500 USD
(This trip has been highly subsidized in order to provide greater access and opportunity. Average actual cost of an Entwine Insider Trip is estimated at $4,500/person.)
 
Participation fee includes:
  • Airfare from Miami to Cuba (participants are expected to arrange their own travel to Miami)
  • Local transportation within Cuba
  • Meals
  • Hotel Accommodations (note: the participation fee covers accommodations in double rooms; participants may elect to stay in a single room for an additional fee)
  • Site visits, briefings, tours, etc.
  • Medical and emergency evacuation insurance
To learn more click here for a FAQ.
 
About JDC in Cuba: Communist Cuba today is undergoing its most dramatic transformation since the early 1990s, when the suspension of Soviet subsidies unraveled the country’s economy, plunging its citizens into dire poverty. Among the societal changes of these two decades has been the rebirth of religious life—including a Jewish renaissance—encouraged by JDC’s re-entry into Cuba in 1991 to help the community rebuild itself from the ground up and offer its neediest members vital assistance. Among the societal changes of these two decades has been the rebirth of religious life—including a Jewish renaissance—encouraged by JDC’s re-entry into Cuba in 1991 to help the community rebuild itself from the ground up and offer its neediest members vital assistance. Cuba’s Jewish community is centralized in Havana, with smaller, active communities in Camaguey, Cienfuegos, Guantanamo, Sancti Spiritus, Santa Clara, and Santiago de Cuba.

 

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