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JDC Entwine’s Virtual Meeting Place for Young Adults

The Thread is JDC Entwine’s virtual meeting place for young adults. It is a deep dive into the global Jewish world right at your fingertips. Use this space as a touchpoint to stay connected to Entwine’s network and communities around the world. The ideas and conversations here are all interconnected. Scroll through the content to learn about global Jewish communities and contribute to our thread. The conversations, events, podcasts and even coffee dates will be ever evolving and reflective of what matters to you, our community. Join us in continuing the thread that connects us all.

At Entwine, we firmly believe in living out the timeless Jewish value of mutual responsibility; it’s what we’re all about. At a time of great uncertainty, with the entire global community managing a public health crisis unprecedented in most of our lifetimes, JDC is committed to mobilizing and responding to the crisis.

Click here for regular updates on JDC’s global response. 

The Line Up

  • Entwine Exclusive

    Date: Wednesday April 1, 2020 AT 11:30AM EST Join this week’s “Entwine Exclusive”, featuring Asher Ostrin, JDC’s Interim CEO, and Kate Belza O’Bannon, JDC Board Member, to learn how JDC is leading the global Jewish response in Jewish communities around the world to cope with the COVID19 crisis. Tune in on Facebook live or on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/109988688 Join us

  • Entwine RSJ Podcast

    In this episode, Margarita speaks with Caroline and Matt, who joined her on last fall’s JDC Entwine trip to Ukraine to experience revitalized Jewish life there since their families immigrated to the US to escape Soviet oppression. Asher Ostrin, interim CEO of JDC weighs in on how he started showing up for Soviet Jews after a meaningful trip to Israel inspired him to take action in a direction that would eventually lead to his impactful career with the Joint. Listen

  • Global Jewish Young Professionals Spotlight

    Date: Tuesday March 31, 2020 AT 12:30PM EST Join Joey Leskin, Director of Abroad Experiences at KAHAL, as he explores what organizations and people can do to engage in a new age of social distancing. Coming Soon

  • Entwine Exclusive with Asher Ostrin

    Date: Wednesday April 1, 2020 AT 11:30AM EST Join this week’s “Entwine Exclusive”, featuring Asher Ostrin, JDC’s Interim CEO, and Kate Belza O’Bannon, JDC Board Member, to learn how JDC is leading the global Jewish response in Jewish communities around the world to cope with the COVID19 crisis. Join us
  • Entwine Exclusive

    Join Entwine’s 2020 RIG Fellow Josh Yudkin from his yearlong service in Israel as he discusses how he’s using his background as an epidemiologist to advise JDC’s team working in the Former Soviet Union and GRID program during this time of crisis. Watch Now

  • Entwine Exclusive

    Date: Wednesday April 1,2020 AT 11:30AM EST Join this week’s “Entwine Exclusive”, featuring Asher Ostrin, JDC’s Interim CEO, and Kate Belza O’Bannon, JDC Board Member, to learn how JDC is leading the global Jewish response in Jewish communities around the world to cope with the COVID19 crisis. Tune in on Facebook live or on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/109988688 Join us

  • Entwine RSJ Podcast

    In this episode, Margarita speaks with Caroline and Matt, who joined her on last fall’s JDC Entwine trip to Ukraine to experience revitalized Jewish life there since their families immigrated to the US to escape Soviet oppression. Asher Ostrin, interim CEO of JDC weighs in on how he started showing up for Soviet Jews after a meaningful trip to Israel inspired him to take action in a direction that would eventually lead to his impactful career with the Joint. Listen

  • Global Jewish Young Professionals Spotlight

    Date: Tuesday March 31, 2020 AT 12:30PM EST Join Joey Leskin, Director of Abroad Experiences at KAHAL, as he explores what organizations and people can do to engage in a new age of social distancing. Coming Soon

Read

Try starting your day by reading a poem! The Poetry Foundation has a great “Poem of the Day” that can incorporate a little bit of word magic into your morning. Get your friends in on the new reading habit and discuss the poem in your group chat!

Watch

Feel connected! Take inspiration from these communities singing together from their balconies in different cities across Italy. Despite the challenges, they’re still finding ways to connect to one another through music.

Explore

Did you know the JDC office in Jerusalem is right next to The Israel Museum? The Israel Museum is offering virtual tours of their exhibits. Plan time to take a virtual museum tour with a friend and then video chat to discuss what you saw.

Content is updated regularly. See The Full Line Up for more

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