Inside Jewish Argentina 2018 with Texas Hillel

March 11, 2018 - March 18, 2018

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This is a uniquely crafted global Jewish service program tailored specifically for undergraduate students from the Texas Hillel. On Inside Jewish Argentina participants will gain an in-depth understanding of Latin America’s largest Jewish community, a community that is diverse, vibrant, and strong. Buenos Aires features a rich Jewish history, strong institutions, innovative programming and inspiring Jewish leaders, young and old. 

Click here for a sample itinerary 

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Experience Buenos Aires’ famous sites – Plaza de Mayo, Recoleta Cemetery – and trendy neighborhoods such as Palermo, La Boca, and San Telmo
  • Learn about JDC’s critical interventions during the 2001 economic crisis in the areas of medical and welfare assistance, jobs training, elder care, and beyond
  • Modern dance with elderly community members at AMIA, the main Jewish communal organization of Argentina
  • Understand the impact of the 2001 crisis through a briefing with local experts
  • Engage with young Jewish adults through a visit to Moishe House Buenos Aires and an interactive program with BBYO teen participants
  • Dance tango, drink Malbec, learn how to make empanadas and enjoy traditional asado (BBQ)!

Participation Fee: 2,000 USD*

The trip cost includes:

  • Roundtrip International Airfare from Houston to Argentina
  • Local transportation within Argentina
  • Meals
  • Hotel Accommodations (note: the participation fee covers accommodations in double or triple rooms)
  • Site visits, briefings, tours, etc.
  • Medical and emergency evacuation insurance

*Participants will be expected to submit a non-refundable deposit of $800 upon notification of selection. 

To learn more click here for a FAQ, or e-mail Rebecca Mather at

About JDC in Argentina: Argentina is home to Latin America’s largest Jewish population, the 7th largest in the world. A prosperous community for most of its history, which dates back to the Spanish and Portuguese inquisitions, Argentina’s Jews were devastated by the 2001 economic crisis that turned middle-class families into “the new poor” virtually overnight.

JDC responded immediately and efficiently to the Jewish community’s sizeable needs, leveraging decades-long partnerships to expand existing relief services to aid those hardest-hit by the crisis. More than 10 years later, with the local Jewish institutions’ overall health largely restored, JDC has resumed its historic role in Argentina as a community-development expert.

Learn more about JDC’s work here.

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