In Moving Memoir, Connection to JDC

By: Devorah Landau

Carol Jean Delmar has written and published Serenade, a moving memoir of her parents’ love story and journey from Vienna and Prague to Cuba and the United States as they fled the Nazis.

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Latvian Jews Prepare For Purim

photo: Courtesy of Ariel Nadbornik

The Jewish community of Latvia will celebrate the holiday with a brand-new shpiel expected to attract 150 to 200 people to a hotel in central Riga.

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At Seaside Seminar, Connecting Latvian Jews

photo: Courtesy of Martin Levi

More than 90 people – young Jews and their children from all over Latvia – traveled to the seaside on the Gulf of Riga Oct. 11-13 for a JDC-supported family weekend.

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From the CEO: Estonia's Jewish Rebirth is a cause for a Sweet New Year

By: Alan H. Gill

– Chief Executive Officer

As we prepare to celebrate the Jewish New Year next week – and I extend my deepest personal wishes for a Shanah Tovah to you – I have been giving some serious thought to one of its major themes: rebirth. After all, Jewish tradition teaches us that at Rosh Hashanah the world was born and in many ways we celebrate that birth year after year at this time.

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Stormy Global Jobs Outlook Underlines Importance of JDC Programs

photo: Ofir Ben Natan

With the International Labor Organization warning of new job losses ahead as economic recovery efforts stall, read how JDC programs are helping Jewish communities promote new job training opportunities where unemployment rates have been highest.

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Teen Seder in Tallinn, Estonia

It may be Next Year in Jerusalem but this year, a not-to-miss seder graced Tallinn, Estonia. Esther Burson, the JDC Jewish Service Corps Fellow serving that community, brought together local teen volunteers and her JSC Fellow peers from Argentina and Israel for a unique yet traditional Pesach celebration.

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Job Centers Bolster Baltics Employment

The fact that there are economic woes in the Baltics is hardly “news” these days. But new to the media scene is how JDC is helping battle rising rates of unemployment and poverty among Jews in those countries—especially those who had managed to work their way into the middle class over the past number of years, only to find themselves knocked back down a number of rungs amidst the global financial crisis.

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JDC Passover Recipes for Your Festive Meal

You can heat up that matzah-ball soup and whip up grandpa’s famous firehouse horseradish, but make room for new Passover tastes from India, Estonia, and Israel.

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