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Gen Z ages 21-27

August 15-18, 2024

Join other young adults ages 21-27 and gain an exclusive pass to Cuba — an island so close in proximity but that remains a mystery to many! Immerse in local culture by exploring Havana’s museums and historic synagogues, drinking mojitos and dancing to Afro-Cuban beats, and enjoying a memorable Cubano Shabbat experience. Hear from local young adult leaders about the renewal of Jewish life in this vibrant country!

Please note: This trip is designed for Gen Z participants. Entwine defines this age range as 21-27. If you identify as Gen Z and are outside of this age range, we encourage you to apply!


  • Learn about the renewal of Jewish life, despite continuing challenges.
  • Understand JDC’s humanitarian assistance and welfare programs through a visit to the Tzedakah Community Pharmacy.
  • Participate in conversations with local young leaders about their uniquely Cuban Jewish culture and way of life.
  • Enjoy a truly memorable Cubano Shabbat experience with the local community.
  • Engage with local teens and young professionals for a day trip to the beach and a special Havdalah dance party.
  • Drink mojitos and dance to Afro-Cuban beats, visit museums and art galleries, and stroll through Havana’s historic neighborhoods.

“No matter what happens, travel gives you a story to tell.”

– Jewish Proverb


$1,500 (airfare to Miami not included)


Airfare from Miami to Cuba (participants are expected to arrange their own travel to Miami) and Cuban entry visa


Hotel accommodations

Site visits, briefings, tours, etc.

Medical and emergency evacuation insurance

*Please note that your participation fee includes roundtrip airfare between Miami and Cuba. Participants are expected to arrange their own travel to Miami. Additional travel insurance is required.

Trip Dates

August 15-18, 2024

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

COVID-19 Protocol

The safety and security of our participants is of the utmost importance. 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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