the Stephen and Sheila Lieberman Global Leaders Trip

January 22-29, 2024

Join JDC Entwine and leaders around the world on Inside India! In the cosmopolitan city of Mumbai, participants discover how Hindu, Muslim and Jewish traditions intersect. Celebrate Shabbat with Mumbai and Ahmedabad’s vibrant Jewish communities, indulge in local cuisine, enjoy Bollywood music and dance, and learn about India’s innovative approaches to social change.

This trip has been generously funded by Stephen & Sheila Lieberman. A portion of trip participants will be recruited from global communities that JDC works in.


  • Learn about innovative approaches to the challenges of women’s and children’s empowerment, employment, education and public health through visits with JDC partners, SEWA (Self Employed Women’s Association) and Gabriel Project Mumbai, an organization working in the Mumbai-Kalwa slums and in the rural village of Mokhada.
  • Experience India’s diverse culture and Hindu, Muslim and Jewish traditions though local cuisine, Bollywood music & dance and colorful textiles.
  • Celebrate Shabbat with Mumbai and Ahmedabad’s small but vibrant Jewish communities.
  • Soak up the energy of Mumbai, India’s most cosmopolitan city, with visits to the Gateway of India, Banganga Tank, the Mumbai Art District, and more.
  • Visit the beautiful temples and cultural sites of Ahmedabad, a city in northern India, including Sabarmati Ashram, the spiritual home of Mahatma Gandhi.

“I spoke no Hindi and she spoke no English, yet we communicated perfectly with smiles, contributing to each other’s happiness. It was the purest moment of hospitality I have ever experienced.”

– Inside India Participant


North American Participants: $1,000 USD
U.K. Participants: $850 USD
International Participants: $500 USD

Participation fees not inclusive of international flights. Limited travel subsidies for international participants to help offset the cost of flights are available upon request during the application process. Please reach out directly to [email protected] to inquire.

This trip has been generously subsidized with support from Stephen & Sheila Lieberman.


Local transportation within India


Hotel accommodations

Site visits, briefings, tours, etc.

Medical and emergency evacuation insurance

*Please note that your participation fee does not include international airfare. Travel and cancellation insurance is required.

Trip Dates

January 22-29, 2024

About JDC in India

India, one world’s fastest growing economy, is a colorful mosaic of coexisting cultures and faiths. India’s Jews—who trace their roots as far as 2,000 years back—are among them, openly practicing in larger communities in Mumbai and Thane, and in much smaller ones in cities including Pune, Gujarat (Ahmedabad), Kerala (Cochin), Delhi, Kolkata and the Konkan Villages. Because of India’s huge population and significant poverty, the country’s limited government-run social services are massively overloaded. The Jewish community lack the welfare infrastructure to meet all the needs of poor, elderly, and vulnerable Jews among them. JDC, operational in India for over four decades, partners with various local organizations to ensure the development of critical care for Jews in need and a viable future for the community. 

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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