KAHAL and CRCC Asia have partnered to help support Jewish life throughout Asia. KAHAL works with CRCC Asia students and in-country staff to coordinate opportunities for students of all backgrounds to engage in Jewish programming and inter-faith dialogue. The organizations co-sponsor an annual Scholarship for Jewish Students, and have created a co-branded resource guide for Jewish life across Asia. Click below to view the resource guide! 

CRCC ASIA JEWISH COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE

WHAT IS CRCC ASIA?

As the leading provider of international internships, CRCC Asia works with over 600 companies in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City, Seoul, and Manchester to provide students and graduates the opportunity to further their personal and professional development in a dynamic, international setting. All of CRCC Asia’s programs allow participants to gain insight into global business culture, meet industry leaders, and build business networks.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR JEWISH STUDENTS

Check back for more information on CRCC Asia’s and KAHAL’s Scholarship for Jewish Students. Applications will open some time in Fall 2019 for a fully funded, one month CRCC Asia Internship Program in Beijing or Ho Chi Minh City. This scholarship includes: accommodations, roundtrip airfare, internship placement, 24/7 on site support, cultural activities, a visa, and more. 

Email Becca Flyer (Becca@KahalAbroad.org) for more information.

“With the gracious help and support from KAHAL, I was able to host a fully catered Shabbat dinner for 35 guests in Beijing. What made this Shabbat so special was the fact that I got to bring together a very diverse set of people to enjoy a religious Jewish event. My 35 guests were composed of other interns that were in my internship program and the Israeli Chamber of Commerce internship program, a few of my coworkers from my internship, a couple friends I had made on my exchange program at the London School of Economics that live in Beijing, a few Beijing residents I had made friends with through my time playing basketball on the streets, an Israeli couple traveling the country, and the residents and members of the local Moishe house. Moishe house also helped me bring this idea to fruition by allowing me to host the dinner in their apartment and helping me prepare some of the food. Though, the majority of the food was catered from a local Israeli restaurant called Bite a Pita, having homemade hummus and Israeli salad was a great addition to this vegetarian dinner. The food included, falafel, hummus, pita, different types of salad, mushrooms, fried cauliflower, and marinated bell peppers as well as the necessary Kosher challah and wine for prayers. With great food and even better people this Shabbat dinner was shaping up to be the best ending to my month long stay in China.”

Jules M.Interned in Beijing

“My last Friday in Saigon, I hosted a Shabbat dinner/Cultural Exchange for my friends on my internship program. Working abroad in Vietnam, all of us were away from the comforts of home and what we knew. As a result, we all bonded fairly quickly and really formed an amazing, close-knit group. My idea by celebrating Shabbat was to share a meal and learn about each other’s roots. I wanted to give back to my friends for making my experience so awesome, by showing them a part of my faith and culture. The participants in my program came from a variety of backgrounds, from Norway, Haiti, to the Philippines and Cuba so it was a Shabbat with an international flare of sorts. Even the meal itself was multi-cultural: we ordered food from the Chabad in Saigon, all kosher of course, but it was prepared by local Vietnamese women working at the center. That open, diverse aspect of so many cultures blending together was really special. I’m incredibly thankful for KAHAL to have this opportunity to share this part of myself with my friends.”

Daniella J.Interned in Vietnam