Young World Jewish Relief: Visit Georgia
*Update March 2020: This trip is currently on hold. We will keep interested parties informed as to whether or not it will go ahead at the scheduled time or be postponed for later in the year.*
Join Young World Jewish Relief for an unforgettable trip to see our work in Georgia. Explore beautiful landscapes and experience Jewish history and culture.
In five fantastic days you will explore the cities of Kutaisi and Tbilisi, discover the tiny town of Oni, and witness first-hand the transformative work that World Jewish Relief does.
You will visit World Jewish Relief beneficiaries including older people who receive vital homecare and much needed home repair. You will meet the younger generation of Georgian Jews who are benefitting from our employment programmes, enabling them to become self sufficient and look after themselves and their families. And you will see our groundbreaking project helping people with disabilities live more independently.
Georgia's Jewish community dates back to the sixth century BCE and although the current community is small we can guarantee a warm welcome as we visit our partners at the local Jewish community centres.
We'll walk through the Jewish quarter in the historical town of Kutaisi once home to Georgia’s largest Jewish population and after strolling through the eclectic city of Tbilisi, sit down to delicious plate of Khachapuri (famous cheesy bread boat).
We will travel high up into the Caucasus Mountains to discover the tiny town of Oni. Once home to the third largest population of Jews in Georgia, now only a handful remain. We will visit the beautiful synagogue built by Greek Jews from Thessaloniki and meet the small population that we continue to support there.
It promises to be a truly insightful trip and we look forward to welcoming you to Georgia!
We fly out on Sunday 7th June and return to London on Thursday 11th June in the evening.
Cost: £300 (inclusive of flights, accommodation and food).
Spaces are limited, please click 'Register Interest' (below) and tell us in a few words why you should have a place on this trip. We will be in touch once booking opens at the end of February.
For more information please email Sophia Vasiliou or phone on 020 8736 1258.
Read an account of a Young World Jewish Relief trip to Ukraine.
Young World Jewish Relief is a partnership initiative of World Jewish Relief and Genesis Philanthropy Group