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Gesher Reflections

Many experiences of, many reflections about Gesher 2016

May 5-8 marked Gesher, which took place in Halkidiki, Greece. Jewish young adults from all over the world came together for four days of exploring, discussing, celebrating, and getting to know each other. Below are reflections about what Gesher was like from organizers’, speakers’, and participants’ perspectives.


This year’s Ralph I. Goldman fellow, Noa Tal, reflects on her experience working for Junction and helping plan Gesher. Read her blog here or at eJewish Philanthropy.


Our JDC Global Jewish Service Corps Fellow, Maia Ferdman, shares what it’s like to work at Gesher and to connect with Jews all around the world. Read her blog here.


Blogger and activist Tikva Sendeke talks about our Inclusion in the Jewish World panel, where she discussed her experience growing up as an Ethiopian Israeli. Read her reflection on The Times of Israel.


Stand-up comedian Benji Lovitt shares the best part of Gesher for him: the people. Read more at the Schusterman Foundation blog here.


Basya Gartenstein, a JSC fellow based in Finland, shares her experience as a participant going through the Gesher journey. Read her blog here.

Want to share your thoughts about Gesher? Send us a link to something you’ve written at junction@jdc.org!

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