Jonah Adams

Jonah AdamsJonah is currently the JDC Entwine Jewish Service Corp fellow in Estonia. He has previously worked at the Holocaust
Museum in Washington DC. Jonah is a graduate of George Mason University with an honors degree in Geography. He attended the gap-year program Kivunim: New Directions, based in Israel, studying and visiting Jewish communities around
the world.

Session 1: Holocaust Taught in Morocco? A Historic Conference

In September 2011, a group of Moroccan Muslim students at Al-Akhawayn University hosted the first Conference on the
Holocaust in the Arab World, to honor King Mohammed V’s work to save Moroccan Jewry. The conference brought together Moroccan officials, and community leaders, with a Holocaust survivor, scholars, and students from America. Two American Jewish students attendees will lead this session.

Session 2: Untold Stories of The Jewish Diaspora Experience

In 2009 and 2010, Aaron Weinberg and Jonah Adams traveled to many countries around world on an academic program
called Kivunim: New Directions. While based in Jerusalem, they studied and then traveled to visit 10 countries with unique Jewish histories. Along the way, they met individuals with interesting stories of their Diaspora experience. These
somewhat untold stories should inform our reading of Jewish History, and can provide lessons for us to consider while we grow as a global people.