ReJoint Ukraine

Alumni Leadership Experience

September 16-23, 2024

Join JDC Entwine on a unique and elevated leadership experience in Ukraine. ReJoint Ukraine is a program designed exclusively for past participants of Entwine’s global immersive experiences. Explore how JDC has tackled challenges facing the Jewish world and beyond for over 100 years through the lens of its innovative work in Ukraine. Along with a group of community leaders, examine themes in global impact, leadership, sustainability, community-based development, philanthropy and more.



In a time of isolation, the Jewish community of Western Ukraine have continued to show up for one another and are eager to connect with the global Jewish community. Throughout seven days with Entwine, trip participants will have the unique opportunity to connect with the Ukrainian Jewish community through learning, volunteering and celebration. Itinerary highlights include:


  • Meet in Poland for a pre-trip briefing and learn about JDC’s Ukraine response in bordering countries.
  • Take a train from Poland to Lviv, Ukraine. Learn about the history of Galician Jews, the modern life of the Western Ukrainian Jewish community and how their life has changed since the conflict.
  • Enjoy traditional Ukrainian food and learn about local customs through meeting with community members.
  • Join a Leadership seminar for Jewish young professionals as they celebrate life and community in such challenging times.

“ 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


$500, $1,000 or $1,500

Participants have three options: $500, $1,000 or $1,500, each requiring an additional $750 donation. We encourage participants to contribute what they can, allowing those with less capacity to pay a lower fee — learn more here.


Local transportation within Ukraine


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 16-23, 2024

Application Deadline:

June 28, 2024

About JDC in Ukraine

At the nexus of distinct cultures, histories, and continents, Ukraine is a multifaceted society. And from the snow-tipped Carpathians to sun-bleached Odesa, JDC has been proud to serve Ukraine’s Jewish population for more than 100 years — supporting Jewish life, caring for elderly and vulnerable populations, and cultivating the next generation of Jewish leadership. Just as Ukraine’s Jews have deep roots, so does JDC in Ukraine. JDC has a long history of working with Ukrainian Jews that dates back to shortly after the group’s founding more than 100 years ago. JDC provided aid to Jews (and Ukrainians) impacted by war, famine, and other challenges. Additionally, JDC established Agro-Joint in 1924 to create Jewish agricultural colonies and industrial schools in Ukraine and Crimea.


Thanks to JDC-supported Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Hesed social welfare centers, Active Jewish Teens (AJT) chapters, volunteer centers, and more, Jewish life in Ukraine continues to thrive today. Even as the Ukraine crisis rages on, we’re proud to help strengthen Jewish life and support the country’s most vulnerable Jews, from Kyiv to Kharkiv and beyond. Learn more about JDC’s work in Ukraine.

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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