In July, 10 Jewish women, aged 50 and up, visited The Jewish Agency’s Project TEN center in Uganda on a short-term delegation organized by the United Jewish Federation (UJF) in Stamford, Connecticut. The trip had been in the works for a while, inspired by UJF CEO Diane Sloyer’s visit in May 2022 to Project TEN’s Kibbutz Harduf center in the north of Israel.
Project TEN is The Jewish Agency’s service-learning program that promotes social resilience in developing communities around the globe and in Israel. Volunteers are young Jewish adults from all over the world who work alongside locals while engaging in a global dialogue on Jewish identity and values with their peers.
“I had known about and admired the work of Project TEN for quite some time and was impressed with the program’s Harduf location. While typically offering longer-term volunteer opportunities to young adults, I wanted to explore the idea of giving adults the opportunity to actively volunteer with Project TEN for a short period,” explained Diane. “And we were specifically interested in Uganda because of the raid on Entebbe and the long-established Abayudaya Jewish community there.”
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