virtual insider trips
in partnership with NuRoots, an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
April 11 – 15, 2021
Explore Argentina and connect with a group of Los Angeles based Jewish young professionals through this one-of-a-kind Virtual Insider Trip. Have you ever wanted to travel but skip the jetlag? Gain direct exposure to the Jewish community in Argentina with exclusive access to guest speakers and the vibrant Argentinian community. As a group, we will delight in the sights, sounds, and tastes of Argentina through sensory experiences such as cooking lessons and musical performances, all while learning how we can contribute and support the global Jewish community during this time of distance.
Application deadline is March 14, 2021
The full participation fee for this program is $120. JDC Entwine and The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles are happy to offer a pre-subsidized rate of $54.This fee includes:
- local speakers and guides
- cultural activities
- a donation to community members
- materials and supplies, including a welcome package
- Visit the colorful center of Jewish life in Latin America, Buenos Aires, virtually.
- Meet local community members for a truly intergenerational experience – from teens to young professionals to seniors – and learn about challenges and opportunities facing them today.
- Learn from JDC Latin America staff about their current strategy across the region and critical response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Che! Enjoy Argentina’s unique culture and culinary traditions through an empanada making demonstration and a tango class
“ 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
What is a Virtual Insider Trip FAQ
Am I able to participate if I cannot attend all the sessions?
Our expectations for joining an Entwine Virtual Insider Trip are that participants will be available for the entire program. Typically, this consists of about 10 hours over the course of five days. We have worked closely with our staff in the regions to craft a full experience and each component contributes to the overall goals of our program. If the timing does not work out for you, no problem! We will find another trip you can join that works with your schedule.
What is the anticipated time commitment of this program and do I need to take days off work to participate?
Entwine Virtual Insider Trips typically run from Sunday to Thursday and require a time commitment of about 10 hours. The bulk of the time will take place on Sunday and there will be about 1-1.5 hours on the weekdays we will ask you to join us for. Taking off work will depend on your schedule and the time zone of the region we are visiting. We will share all schedules and necessary information with you in advance if the trip.
What materials/ technology do I need to join the trip
Our primary platform will be Zoom. You will need to join from a computer with a web camera in order to access many of the interactive features being utilized. We will also use WhatsApp to communicate with the group.
Can I participate if I have already traveled with JDC Entwine to Argentina?
Yes! We welcome new applicants as well as alumni on our Virtual Insider Trips.
Does participating in this program preclude me from being able to participate in a future in-persontrip?
Entwine’s goal is to ensure that all participants in our programs take the learning from the experience and apply it to their local communities. One of the things we look for in returning applicants/alumni is how they were able to bring their global experience home. You are more than welcome to apply to any future trips and we are excited to see how you have taken this experience with you so that we can properly assess if another Entwine program is a good fit.
About the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and NuRoots
Based on Jewish values, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles convenes and leads the community and leverages its resources to assure the continuity of the Jewish people, support a secure State of Israel, care for Jews in need here and abroad, and mobilize on issues of concern to the local community, all with our local, national, and international partners.
NuRoots, the young adult engagement initiative of The Jewish Federation of Greater LA, mobilizes people to create and find meaningful Jewish community across Los Angeles. Through one-on-one coffee conversations, creative gatherings, and immersive global travel to Israel and beyond, we shape and offer a myriad of pathways to help young adults on their Jewish journey feel part of something greater than themselves.
About JDC in Argentina
Argentina is home to Latin America’s largest Jewish population, the 7th largest Jewish population in the world. A prosperous community for most of its history, which dates back to the Spanish and Portuguese inquisitions, Argentina’s Jews were devastated by the 2001 economic crisis that turned middle-class families into “the new poor” virtually overnight.
JDC responded immediately and efficiently to the Jewish community’s sizeable needs, leveraging decades-long partnerships to expand existing relief services to aid those hardest-hit by the crisis. More than 10 years later, with the local Jewish institutions’ overall health largely restored, JDC has resumed its historic role in Argentina as a community-development expert.
JDC’s COVID-19 Response
The coronavirus pandemic has created a public health crisis unprecedented in most of our lifetimes, leading to vast emergency humanitarian needs worldwide. As the global Jewish 9-1-1, JDC’s 106 years of expertise and experience responding to crises is needed more than ever. Right now, we are addressing emerging needs and helping communities adjust to this new reality, and ensuring that JDC workers around the world can continue to serve the tens of thousands of people who depend on us every day. Every day, disadvantaged Jews around the world depend on JDC for lifesaving services including homecare and basic necessities like food and medicine. In this new reality, they face even greater struggles and JDC is working to ensure our vital services continue and additional needs are addressed. In North Africa, JDC is providing ongoing assessment of risk and community needs, as well as crisis management planning for the many needy and vulnerable community members.
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