access jewish


an inclusive trip for young adults of all abilities

September 16-24, 2024

Join young adults who are passionate about disability inclusion on an accessible journey in Budapest! In partnership with the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Adaptations program, take in the sights and sounds of this iconic city through the historic Jewish Quarter, sample local cuisine and visit the Dohány Synagogue, one of the largest synagogues in the world. Connect with local leaders and learn more about the notion of collective responsibility that’s present within this vibrant Jewish community.

Please Note: This journey is open to participants of the Adaptations program and participants nationally. Our trip will focus on people who are connected to the disability community, which includes:

  • People with disabilities
  • Friends and family members of people with disabilities
  • People who care about disability justice and access



  • Explore the intersection of Jewish values and disability justice with peers who want to connect with global Jewish responsibility.
  • Take in the sites of Budapest, including its historic Jewish quarter, now home to an electric array of restaurants, historic ruin bars and galleries.
  • Visit the Dohány Synagogue, one of the largest synagogues in the world, and the Mozaik Jewish community Hub, the innovated Jewish co-working space making waves in the non-profit world in Hungary.
  • Gain an in depth understanding of diverse community programming being offered to the local Jews (through JDC supported programs), such as the Balint JCC and Aurora.
  • Sample the delicious Hungarian cuisine and wine and take some time to slow down and absorb the local culture.
  • Exchange with Hungarian local young professionals and community leaders to gain a unique perspective of current challenges, their efforts to find solutions, and the notion of collective responsibility.

“This trip was fantastic — Hungary is one of my favorite countries! The most impactful part of this trip was hearing stories from people who rediscovered their Jewish roots and then became involved in Jewish life. I’m grateful I got to know some of these community members!”

— Past Inside Jewish Hungary participant


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Significant subsidies available—inquire during interview process.


Local transportation within Hungary


Hotel accommodations

Site visits, briefings, tours, etc.

Medical and emergency evacuation insurance

This trip was developed using principles of universal design so as to increase accessibility for all. Please note that your participation fee does not include international airfare. Travel and cancellation insurance is required.

Trip Dates

September 16-24, 2024

Application Deadline:

June 20, 2024

About JDC

JDC (the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee or “The Joint”) is the leading Jewish humanitarian organization, working in 70 countries to lift lives and strengthen communities. We rescue Jews in danger, provide aid to vulnerable Jews, develop innovative solutions to Israel’s most complex social challenges, cultivate a Jewish future, and lead the Jewish community’s response to crises. For over 100 years, our work has put the timeless Jewish value of mutual responsibility into action, making JDC essential to the survival of millions of people and the advancement of Jewish life across the globe. Learn more at

About Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Adaptations Program

Adaptations is a dynamic, supportive, social community for neurodiverse adults at the Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Diverse Abilities (CDA) at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. Through structured social and recreational programs, Adaptations provides multiple pathways to fostering independence, finding your passion, and experiencing the richness of community.

COVID-19 Protocol

The safety and security of our participants is of the utmost importance. JDC Entwine will be following rules and regulations set forth by local government officials. Trip participants will agree to abide by all COVID protocols set forth by both governing bodies and JDC Entwine staff and partners. Travel always assumes some risks and participants are aware of the medical risks associated with travel. This trip is subject to COVID protocol updates, changes, and cancellation.

For more information on Entwine’s COVID-19 Policy for Insider Trips, see here.

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