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