Expanding Options

By Lynn B. Edelman

Scott Berman can’t believe that he will be able to experience a Birthright Israel trip this spring. He is one of the 1.4 million Americans who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the collective term for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

While Scott always wanted to travel with his peers to Israel, he feared that his special medical and dietary needs would make the traditional, fast-paced 10-day itinerary prohibitive.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America teamed up to tweak tradition and design a unique Israel experience for young adults through­out the United States with similar medical challenges.

Read more at the Jewish Exponent