in partnership with REALITY
April 17-24, 2023
Together with 30 other REALITY alums, reconnect with the REALITY network and deepen learnings from your Israel journey through the fascinating historical context of the Indian Jewish community. You’ll learn how JDC, the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian organization, works with local partners on innovative solutions to critical social issues, such as women’s empowerment, poverty and hunger, and sustainability. And of course, you’ll have the opportunity to explore India’s diverse and vibrant culture through the lens of cuisine, music, dance, city life and the beautiful temples and historical sites of both Mumbai and Ahmedabad!
Please Note: This journey is only open to REALITY alumni.
- Learn about the innovative solutions to social welfare issues JDC is incubating in Israel and piloting in India and across the world.
- Deepen your understanding of the 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); Om Creations, a non-profit fostering holistic and educational rehabilitation of differently-abled young women from age 20 onward; and Gabriel Project Mumbai, an organization working in the Mumbai-Kalwa slums.
- Experience India’s diverse culture and Hindu, Muslim and Jewish traditions though local cuisine, Bollywood music, dance and colorful textiles.
- Enjoy a unique Indian style Shabbat celebration.
- Connect with the stories of Indian Jewish community members and their relationships to the land of Israel.
- 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.
“India is a magical place unlike any other place in the world and whether you invite it in or not, it will challenge you, shock your senses and teach you difficult life lessons. You will leave India a better version of yourself because of this experience.”
– Past Inside India with REALITY Participant
$1,500 (airfare not included)
($300 of participation fee will be donated to JDC’s efforts in India)
Local transportation within India
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.
April 17-24, 2023
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