Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Siberia and Shanghai

I’m taking a small group to Siberia and Shanghai this coming September. It will likely be one of the most stunning and memorable missions/visits you’ll ever get the chance to experience.

We’ll see some incredible sights, visit with the local Jewish communities, and much more.

If you want to join ... email me or call me. Space is limited.

Fly to the Far East and uncover Jewish life in unexpected places. 

Connect with Jews living in Shanghai who are building a dynamic new Jewish community in the heart of China. Provide warm meals to impoverished children and elderly in Birobidzhan—the region Stalin envisioned as a Jewish state and today is still home to thousands of Jews, many of whom depend on JDC support.

Dates: September 5-11, 2014
Cost: $6,200 per person single occupancy; $5,400 per person double occupancy(covers in-country travel, unique visits, hotels, meals, and guides; does not include transatlantic flight or flight between Khabarovsk and Shanghai)
Deposit: $1,000

  • Spend Shabbat evening with young Jewish students from the Khabarovsk Hillel.  In the Former Soviet Union, JDC has helped establish 27 Hillels, playing a key role in Jewish renewal.
  • Participate in Havadalah ceremony with Khabarovsk’s Moishe House.  MoisheHouse is a network of homes around the that provide meaningful Jewish experiences for young adults.
  • Visit the city of Birobidzhan, the capital of the Jewish Autonomous Region.  In 1927, the Soviet authority planned to create a homeland for the Jews. Today, this community offers Jewish cultural courses, organizes Shabbat celebrations, and is home to many different Jewish institutions.
  • Experience a home visit to the elderly Hesed clients.  Meet face to face with Jewish elderly and learn about their critical needs and JDC’s commitment to caring for them.
  • See sites of Jewish heritage in Shanghai, including Ohel Moshe Synagogue, built in 1927.
  • Enjoy a day excursion to Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town built during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Participation requires a meaningful gift to help support JDC’s rescue, relief, and renewal programs around the world.

* all trips are subject to change
** Priority for JDC Ambassadors trips are given to members of our Ambassadors Circle and Society. 

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