for LGBTQ+ young professionals
November 14-21, 2023
Explore Argentina and connect with other LGBTQ+ young professionals through a one-of-a-kind Insider Trip. Engage with the rich culture, powerful history and inspiring leaders that make up this unique Latin American Jewish community.
JDC Entwine is committed to building a movement that is reflective of the diversity of the Jewish people, and seeks to make a meaningful impact on global Jewish humanitarian issues, starting in locations that serve as beacons of Jewish inclusion globally.
Argentina is a leader in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in Latin America. In recent decades, Argentina passed a comprehensive transgender rights law, became the first country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage, and worked to create accessible social and financial spaces for people in the queer community. This trip allows participants the opportunity to learn more about these issues, understand the role Jewish communities play in supporting LGBTQ+ rights, explore JDC’s work in Argentina, and grapple with what it means to identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community in a complex and ever-changing world.
- Explore Buenos Aires, home to the largest Jewish community of Latin America.
- Learn about JDC’s critical interventions during the 2001 economic crisis in the areas of medical and welfare assistance, jobs training, elder care, and beyond.
- Engage with Argentine peers through discussions with JAG (Judios Argentinos Gays), an organization established with the assistance of JDC in 2004 to promote inclusion and diversity within and outside the Jewish community.
- Gain an in-depth understanding of challenges to equal opportunity and self-expression in Latin America at DAIA (Delegacion de Asociaciones Israelitas Argentinas), which aims to fight discrimination & protect human rights.
- Enjoy an inclusive Shabbat experience at Comunidad NCI-Emanu El, the first religious institution to host a same-sex Jewish marriage in Latin America.
- Dance tango, drink Malbec, enjoy traditional asado (BBQ) & experience Fuerza, a traditional Argentine dance.
“I was excited to experience the unity of my Jewish and my gender-nonconforming identities, and to be able to return home and share with others that the two identities don’t have to be mutually exclusive.”
— Past LGBTQ+ Trip Participant
$1,500 (airfare not included)
This trip has been highly subsidized in order to provide greater access and opportunity. The average actual cost of an Entwine Insider Trip is estimated at $4,500/person.
Additional scholarships are available on an as-needed basis. There will be a way to apply for additional funding as part of the application process.
Local transportation within Argentina
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.
November 14-21, 2023
About JDC in Argentina
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 jdc.org.
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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