inside jewish

georgia & azerbaijan

for Seattle-area young adults

September 2-9, 2024

Join JDC Entwine and Jconnect Seattle on this faraway journey to Georgia & Azerbaijan to experience all that the Caucasus region has to offer! Soak up a culture full of diverse languages, religious minorities, and ethnic groups while learning about the renewal of Jewish life in post-communist societies through visits to local institutions and conversations with community members.

Please Note: This trip is in partnership with Jconnect Seattle and is being offered exclusively to those residing in the Seattle area.


  • Discover the Jewish communities of Tbilisi, Gori, and Kutaisi in Georgia.
  • Engage with local community members and spend Shabbat with young professional leaders at Hillel Tbilisi.
  • Participate in home visits and deliver needed supplies to elderly community members to learn about JDC’s Hesed welfare model.
  • Spend a day at a JDC-supported community center and help lead activities and discussions for at-risk children, teens and parents served by Georgia’s Jewish Family Service.
  • Experience Georgia’s rich and unique culture and cuisine through khachapuri, wine, traditional dance and exploring Tbilisi’s cobblestone streets.

“I rarely interact with senior citizens in my local community and this trip reminded me how important it is to make connections with every generation. I was able to see the power of Judaism and I now feel a responsibility to help other Jews around the world!”

– Past Insider Trip Participant


$500 (airfare not included)


Local transportation within and between Georgia & Azerbaijan


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

September 2-9, 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

About Jconnect

Jconnect Seattle is a pluralistic community for Jewish 20-30-somethings, 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. 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. For more information, see here.

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