This coming Sunday, JDC proudly participates in the Global Day of Jewish Learning, reaffirming its 20-plus year relationship with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz and his bold mission to make key sources of Jewish knowledge accessible to Jews of all backgrounds worldwide. The Global Day, a project of Steinsaltz’s Aleph Society, celebrates the completion of the Rabbi’s 45-volume annotation and translation of the Talmud into Modern Hebrew, with parts also translated into four other languages.
From Cuba to Kyrgyzstan, Djerba to Mumbai, JDC is enthusiastically lending its global reach to a venture that has engaged entire communities with incredible passion. While focusing on the same legend-filled section of the Talmud, the act of “learning” has been interpreted as broadly as possible, with classic lectures planned in some locations, and film screenings, art exhibits, even a jazz concert in others.
Encompassing every religious stream, the universality of Global Day matches JDC’s pluralistic approach to Jewish educational and cultural activities. And the emphasis on Jewish learning is in keeping with our ongoing commitment to strengthening Jewish life! Whether we were funding Jewish schools and yeshivot in the aftermath of World War I, meeting the educational needs of Holocaust survivors in the DP camps, rekindling Jewish culture in the former Soviet Union, or supporting quality Jewish education in the small communities of North Africa and Asia, JDC has helped ensure generations of Jews celebrate their heritage.
L’chaim Rabbi Steinsaltz, and to all who make this Global Day of Jewish Learning one that is filled with Jewish learning, laughter, and acts of loving-kindness!
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