Hi, first off thank you so much for your interest in this pilot program heading to Germany this summer by Fulda Foundation. Our organization has seen an interest in the community to learn and grow together through educational programming. Germany is always on the radar in regards to how it treats its minorities. This program is geared to give insight on what has happened in the past to the Jewish Community but concentrating more on the present and what will come about in the future. Berlin is a unique experience for all with the robust culinary, art, and music scene. We hope this will bring amazing people together to share experiences that will last a lifetime. See you in Berlin!
Fulda Foundation will lead a pilot program educational mission to Berlin, Germany in order to bring about awareness of German Jewish Community (Past, Present, Future) and create lasting experience for all involved from 1 June – 8 June, 2016.
Participants: 20 Slots (10 North America, 10 from other parts of the globe)
*Note all totals are donations and are fully tax deductible in North America, EU, and Israel
Dates: 1 June to 8 June 2016 (Flight days 31 May 2016 and 8 June)
Schedule: Currently being worked on, as soon as it is complete it will be blasted out via social media and email.
Here are some common questions that people tend to ask on our trips. These are simply the most common, if you have another question by all means let us know and we will be happy to answer anything.
- Why Berlin?
Berlin is a unique topic of discussion in the Jewish communities across the globe. In the recent years there has been a rise in Jewish immigration to Germany as a whole but also specifically to Berlin. The bulk of the immigrants come either from former Soviet Union bloc countries but also Israel. All in all a total of 20,000 Jews have made their way back to Germany and Berlin. Our group will engage with leaders from each community to provide insight on why they made the move and what their life is like in the heart of the capital.
- What does the cash go to that I am donating?
Our organization is truly a non-profit and we pride ourselves by currently having any overhead. Which means that 96% of our funds raised go to our programs and partners. The bulk of the donation will be contributed to airfare, lodging, food and activities on the mission. Whatever funds remain will go to our partnership organizations of Krembo Wings and Derech Eretz within Israel. Click on our partnership page for information on these two programs.
- What makes this trip unique?
The main reason this mission and program is unique is that it has been established by a group of peers with the intent to build a bond within the community. This is not a top down driven kind of mission and there are no paid professionals from Fulda Foundation, so 96% of the donated funds go to what it is intended to.
- Does a participant have to be Jewish to be participate?
Not at all, we are open to all and everyone is invited to join any of our programming or trips.
- Can I extend or show up before the group on the trip?
That is the great part of our trips, once it is over people usually stay longer and enjoy other places. All you have to do is let us know in advance and the individual pays any fees that are incurred from flight changes.
- What if I can’t afford to go on the mission but still have interest?
Our organization is user friendly and we allow individuals to either raise their own funds from friends and family or simply pay their deposit on their own. We still need the initial deposit at the same time but then can get individuals on a payment plan for the rest of the funds.
Our organization is ecstatic that you are considering embarking on an amazing adventure with us. We look forward to being the best host possible and combining great people with value and content throughout the mission. We hope to hear from you soon.
CEO and Co-Founder of Fulda Foundation