inside jewish

germany & poland

in partnership with Hillel UW

March 19-26, 2023

Witness the modern Jewish renaissance of Germany and Poland. Experience how 70 years after the darkest period of Jewish modern history, young Jews across Europe are raising their communities out of the ashes and into a new era of revitalization and strength. Explore how JDC’s programming has grown to support the community throughout history, from the basic human needs of DP camps, to the innovative programming of today. Enjoy the sights and sounds of these two bustling European cities!


  • Participate in JDC’s ongoing Jewish renewal efforts through communal activities at the vibrant JCCs in Warsaw and Krakow, Poland.
  • Learn about JDC’s pivotal role during and after the Holocaust to save Jews and support post-war refugees in Eastern Europe.
  • Stroll through Poland’s beautiful synagogues together with community members.
  • Learn how JDC used its expertise and experience in rescue and relief to quickly mobilize and assist refugees fleeing Ukraine.
  • Grab a pint and fill your belly at Markethalle Neun, Berlin’s food truck market.
  • Explore historic sites including the Polin Museum, erected on the site of the former Warsaw ghetto, the Berlin Wall, and Check Point Charlie.

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you.”

– Anthony Bourdain


$1,000 (includes airfare)


Local transportation within and between Germany & Poland


Hotel accommodations

Site visits, briefings, tours, etc.

Medical and emergency evacuation insurance.

*Please note that your participation fee includes international airfare. Additional travel insurance is required.

Trip Dates

March 19-26, 2023

About JDC in Europe

In the wake of the wars and Communist rule that divided Europe over the past century, JDC has worked to rebuild shattered lives and fractured Jewish communities throughout the continent. Today, JDC has partnered with local communities throughout the region to tackle the current realities of new borders and accelerated change. From Berlin to Bucharest, JDC provides critical assistance to meet the vital needs of Jews at risk, help foster self-sustaining communities, and pave the path for the next generation.

COVID-19 Protocol

The safety and security of our participants is of the utmost importance. To protect our participants and the communities which we visit, JDC Entwine requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for program participation. Additionally, 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. Learn more.

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