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Junction provides international opportunities for young people from all over Europe to learn, grow, and thrive.


Junction, an initiative of the JDC, the Schusterman Foundation, and YESOD, seeks to empower young Jewish adults and professionals to engage with the pan-European Jewish community by providing innovative international opportunities that connect them to each other and to meaningful, relevant, and forward-looking Jewish spaces.



We envision diverse experiences for European Jews who are dynamic, inspired, and innovative, and take an active part in pan-European Jewry in order to foster global Jewish life, relevant for the present and future.


What we do

We organize international gatherings throughout the year in the following categories, each in a Jewish frame:

  • Professional/personal development and exploration
  • Education and exchange of ideas and expertise
  • Cultural discussion and celebration

We engage networks of young people in the longer-term through micro-grants and other opportunities to lead their own initiatives.

We introduce participants to diverse, modern and positive ways to experience being Jewish.


The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (Schusterman) is a global organization that seeks to ignite the passion and unleash the power in young people to create positive change for themselves, the Jewish community and the broader world. Schusterman pursues its mission by working collaboratively.

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The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. Since 1914, JDC has exemplified that all Jews are responsible for one another and for improving the well-being of vulnerable people around the world.

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Yesod is a new initiative offering young Jewish adults in Europe with the network, knowledge and skills to help them create vibrant and meaningful Jewish life in their communities and across Europe

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