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Bosnia & Croatia

for Seattle-area young adults
June 12-19, 2022

Applications for this trip are currently closed. Sign up to get notified about future trips.

Join Jconnect and JDC Entwine on a journey to the Balkans! On Inside Jewish Bosnia and Croatia, you’ll immerse yourself in global Jewish culture with a group of other Seattle-area young adults. During this trip, explore JDC’s work in Bosnia and Croatia, visit Jewish communities, meet with community leaders, and tour this breathtaking region.

Apply today to embark on this unique journey and gain insight into diverse perspectives from around the world!

Please Note: This experience is being offered exclusively to those residing in the Seattle area. 


  • Gain insight into JDC’s pluralistic strategy and learn the history of the daring rescue missions they conducted for both Jewish and non-Jewish citizens during the Yugoslavian war in the early 1990s.
  • Meet the small but vibrant Jewish communities of Sarajevo and Zagreb and get an inside look at the programs and young leaders in JDC’s Junction Europe Network.
  • Learn about the JDC-founded WHEP (Women Health Empowerment Program), which serves women’s health needs in Bosnia & Herzegovina and has since become the independent organization, Think Pink.
  • See one of the world’s oldest Sephardic illuminated haggadot- the Sarajevo Haggadah, and visit historic Jewish landmarks throughout Bosnia & Croatia.
  • Enjoy the landscape of the Balkans- from the cobblestoned streets of Zagreb to the pristine coastline of Split. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Plitvice Lakes National Park and Sarajevo’s Old Town.

“ Travel carries with it the curse of being at home everywhere and yet nowhere, for wherever one is some part of oneself remains on another continent.”

– Margot Fonteyn


$2,000 includes roundtrip airfare from Seattle*

*Please note participants are expected to travel roundtrip on the arranged group flight.

(This trip is highly subsidized in order to provide greater access and opportunity. Average actual cost of an Entwine Insider Trip is estimated at $4,500/person)


Roundtrip international airfare from Seattle and local transportation within Bosnia & Croatia
Hotel accommodations
Site visits, briefings, tours, etc.
Medical and emergency evacuation insurance

*Additional travel insurance highly encouraged

Trip Dates

June 12- 19 2022

Application Deadline

Currently Closed

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 Jconnect Seattle

Jconnect Seattle is a pluralistic community for Jewish 20-30somethings, offering young adults the opportunity to build relationships, engage in Jewish life and holiday celebrations, and explore Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. With monthly events for Shabbat and holidays, plus opportunities for social justice work, outdoor activities, arts and culture, and leadership development, Jconnect connects hundreds of Jewish young adults in Puget Sound.

COVID-19 Protocol

The safety and security of our participants is of the utmost importance. JDC Entwine requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for program participation and 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.

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