JSU in Action: Africa is a three and a half week trip to both Rwanda and Israel for emerging leaders that are passionate about social action. It is designed for JSU teens with a high level of intellectual and emotional maturity. In Rwanda, participants will work with the Shalom-Agahozo Youth Village to provide healing, education, and love to orphaned at-risk youth. Then, they will hop over to Israel for an exhilarating, action-packed, transformative journey which allows participants to learn more about their Jewish heritage and culture by interfacing with the history, people, and Land of Israel.
Join other like-minded teens and explore what social responsibility really means. Learn about the Rwanda genocide and discover how the state of Israel and the Jewish people have tikkun olam, repairing the world, at the forefront of their minds and actions.
Judaism will come alive as you pray at the Western Wall, hike up Masada and visit the holy sites Israel has to offer. Connect to the past and discover your future.
Meet a select and diverse group of teens that together, are stepping out of their comfort zones and gaining an experience they will never forget. This trip is designed for motivated teens looking to learn more about their Jewish heritage through hands-on, meaningful experiences.