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for Twin Cities-area young adults

November 6-13, 2023

Join JDC Entwine and YALA Twin Cities of the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Jewish Federations as we explore the beautiful country of Greece, a land of sun and sea. Together, we will embark on an in-depth exploration of the Jewish community in Greece and gain insight into JDC’s work in the region. Immerse yourselves in the tastes, sounds, and vibes of Athens and Thessaloniki.

Please Note: This experience is being offered to Jewish young adults in their 20s and 30s residing in the Twin Cities area. 


  • Explore ancient Greek civilization through visits to the Acropolis and various ancient ruins scattered throughout Athens.
  • Experience the rich history of the Greek Jewish community by visiting Jewish sites throughout Athens.
  • Gain first-hand understanding of the Jewish community’s current challenges through meaningful site visits and briefing with JDC professionals and local community leaders.
  • Take in the stunning sights, sounds and tastes of this Mediterranean country.
  • Learn about JDC’s long history of assistance to the many waves of immigrants and refugees in Greece.
  • Travel with a group of Twin Cities-based young professionals and form friendships that will last a lifetime.

“ 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


$1,250 (airfare not included)


Local transportation within Greece


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

November 6-13, 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

About YALA Twin Cities

YALA Twin Cities is the young adult department of the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Federations. It is a community hub that supports the growth of Jewish young adults and organizations in the Twin Cities in the areas of leadership, volunteerism, philanthropy and community connection. Entwine and YALA Twin Cities has a three year partnership agreement: 2022-2024.

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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