By Elan Kawesch, Together, Restoring their Names fellow and Brandeis University Student

CJP created and funded Together, Restoring Their Names, a fellowship with year-round Shoah education programming and service-learning trips to Europe. The project is part of the IACT campus initiative, and just one example of how CJP helps students deepen their Jewish journeys after Birthright.

This month we took 10 students to Berlin to learn about Jewish life in Germany before, during and after the war. We applied a gender/women’s studies framework to the trip, including half a day at Ravensbruck, the only concentration camp created for women. Importantly, our students were from multiple religious and academic backgrounds, and all of them committed to sharing about the trip on social media while it took place.

Read more about the trip and see photos of the group's experience from Jewish Boston: