October 15, 2012

Argentina Expedition, RESCHEDULED for 2013

JDC Ambassadors Argentina Expedition
NOW RESCHEDULED -- March 10-13, 2013

Home to Latin America’s largest Jewish population, Argentina has been a prosperous country for much of its history. The country and its Jewish community were catapulted into economic turmoil during the 2001 economic crisis and resulting devaluation of the Argentine peso. Middle class families in particular bore the brunt of the collapse, and many Jewish families found themselves turned into “the new poor” virtually overnight.

This visit will offer an unprecedented opportunity to meet an important Jewish community in recovery. JDC’s work has focused on helping the most vulnerable Jews in Argentina and supporting the community’s ability to rebuild itself in a sustainable way. Throughout the trip, we’ll meet the wonderful people who are working with JDC to help children and elderly and to ensure the vibrancy of Jewish life and community.

We’ll also see the sites of Argentina, enjoy an evening of tango, and get the inside story of a world-class city that has undergone more than its share of instability in recent decades.

For more information and costs, contact Rebecca at rebeccan@jdcny.org or (212) 885-0878

JDC Ambassadors travel opportunities allow you to see the inside story of how Jews and others live in key cities around the world. Travel is open to JDC Ambassadors, members of our Ambassador Circle and Society, and select guests.