Participant Blogs

Toto, We’re Not in Kathmandu Anymore!

By Joelle Mamon and Brandon Novack

Joelle: This morning we had an early start for our first day venturing out of the big city. We waved goodbye to Kathmandu as our caravan of four-wheel-drive Jeeps wound through farm lands and rice fields and bounced along mountain switchbacks and countrys…

If You Can Dream It You Can Do It: Global Jewish Citizen in the New Decade

By Deryn Pressman-Mashin

This morning, I awoke to find myself in a new country and in a new decade. It began with a sense of relief to finally have slept more than three consecutive hours in a horizontal bed after two days of travel. I was treated to a wonderful Nepalese breakfast (rice, c…

Boston to Kathmandu: A Project Inspire Odyssey

By Axi Berman

International flights are near the top of the list of bizarre social scenarios. Where else in the world do we feel comfortable taking our shoes off in a room full of strangers, complaining about free food and actively wishing ill will upon small children (for disrespecting th…

Preparing for a New Adventure

By Guy Peled & Caroline London

Guy Peled: I remember back in my NFTY days in high school we would sing a song: “Wherever you go, there’s always someone Jewish. You’re never alone when you say you’re a Jew.” This was the first time I truly embraced my Jewish identity and realized…

Saying Yes to Project Inspire Is Saying Yes to Life

By Aaron Ganz

I am very excited that at the end of this month, I, along with a group of 17 other young professionals, will be embarking on a perspective-altering trip to Nepal. We are going as a community…to be part of a community. The cross-cultural immersion, the exploration of a new co…