Center for the Jewish Future and American Jewish World Service Plan YU’s Humanitarian Mission to Central America

Nov 16, 2006 — Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) is working with the American Jewish World Service to send 15 students to Central America in January for the university’s second humanitarian mission.

The YU delegation will travel to Guatemala from January 7-14 to help them with sustainable development and building projects.

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization that helps thousands of people in Africa, Asia, and the Americas move beyond poverty, illiteracy, disaster, and war. AJWS believes that empowering individuals and communities regardless of race, religion, or nationality advances human dignity and transforms the world for the better.

Upon acceptance to the program, students are obligated to attend seven hours of mandatory orientation sessions. It is at these sessions where vital information will be distributed, and important issues regarding the trip will be discussed.

The Center for Jewish Future will ensure that this trip is run in full accordance with halakha.

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