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A Global Jewish Service Corps Fellow re:entwines

May 23, 2018 12:00am
By Lauren Gross, former Global Jewish Service Corps Fellow at the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda

I chose to spend a year as a JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps Fellow in Rwanda because I knew it would transform the way I think and behave – as a life-long traveler, a female, a millennial, a friend and family member, and as a Jewish person. And it did that, and more.

Israel’s First Social Impact Nudgeathon

April 30, 2018 12:00am
By Oz Fishman, Senior Global Jewish Service Corps Fellow

They say that if you give a person a fish, she’ll eat for a day. But if you teach her how to fish, she’ll eat for a lifetime. But the creator of this idiom overlooked a critical question: how do you get someone to want to fish?

An Argentinian Perspective of Leadership & Philanthropy in Israel

January 29, 2018 12:00am
By Sebastian Palatnik, Inside Israel: The Eugene J. Ribakoff Fellowship in Leadership & Philanthropy alum. Sebastian is an entrepreneur, cofounder of the company CLINC and a director of TechTrek

Over the past 10 years, there has been huge growth in the number of travel programs for Jewish young adults, focusing on everything from culture and tradition to tourism. Out of a personal desire to seek new challenges, I discovered The Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), and their young adult initiative, JDC Entwine who works to connect young Jews to the global Jewish community and foster a sense of global responsibility through their programs.

Finding The Unexpected in Rwanda

October 26, 2017 12:00am
By Bobby Gross, Inside Rwanda alum

I wasn’t sure what to expect from my trip to Rwanda. It was difficult to see past the long list of shots I needed to get, and the upcoming 24 hours of travel to get to the country. I looked forward to seeing my sister, Lauren, who has been serving as a Global Jewish Service Corps Fellow with Agahozo Shalom Youth Village (ASYV), but wasn’t sure what to expect.

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