inside jewish

finland & estonia

June 5-12, 2023

Join us for the journey of a lifetime in the Baltics on Inside Jewish Finland & Estonia! Together with like-minded young professionals, discover the beauty of these countries who have risen from the ashes into vibrant and sustainable communities. Jewish life has staged a remarkable recovery in recent decades — we’ll witness this through impactful community visits, vibrant architecture and breathtaking historical sights.


  • Learn about the triumphs and tribulations of the Jewish communities of Finland and Estonia, and witness the dynamic reemergence of Jewish life after being nearly extinguished during the Holocaust and Soviet eras.
  • Take in the breathtaking architecture of Tallinn, Estonia and revel in its medieval stone walls, bell towers and cobblestone streets.
  • Learn about JDC’s work with Jewish communities in Northern Europe and the ways they continue to partner and support these communities.
  • Explore the historical centers of Helsinki — feel the sea breeze while walking along the colorful Market Square and marvel at the sea fortress, Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Take an active part in community life and get involved in local programming with young adults, elderly and children.
  • Learn about the fascinating history of Jewish soldiers in the Finnish Army during WWII and Estonia’s Jewish rebirth after WWII and the Soviet era.

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


$1,750 (airfare not included)


Local transportation within and between Finland and Estonia


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

June 5-12, 2023

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. 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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