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Crisis in Israel: JDC Responds

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As rockets continue to be fired on Israel from Gaza, JDC's emergency response system has been activated and is ensuring the safety and well-being of the most vulnerable Israelis impacted by the escalating crisis.

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When Rwanda Met Estonia: Launching a New Year of Global Jewish Service

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When high schooler Danielle Falk picked up a copy of "We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families," a book about the Rwandan genocide, it changed her life forever. Now 25, the native New Yorker is preparing to spend a whole year in Rwanda at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village as part of JDC's Global Jewish Service Corps (JSC).

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From the CEO: Israeli Plan for Dementia Echoes Globally

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Alan H. Gill

– Chief Executive Officer

With Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia an increasingly critical factor in planning services for elderly worldwide, CEO Alan Gill pinpoints JDC’s role in helping aging populations in Israel, Russia, and beyond.

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Advancing Female Changemakers at JDC’s 2nd Int'l Women’s Leadership Workshop

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In the lead-up to International Women’s Day (March 8), read how JDC’s International Women's Leadership Workshop in Israel is giving dynamic leaders from 13 countries an opportunity to gain new tools and inspiration for their changemaking work.

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From the CEO: JDC's New Employment Opportunities for Israel's Ultra-Orthodox

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Alan H. Gill

– Chief Executive Officer

Alan Gill leads off his new "From the CEO" briefing series with a report from Israel on JDC employment programs for the ultra-Orthodox community that are paying off at Coca Cola/Israel.

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New Early Childhood Centers Give At-Risk Israeli Youngsters a Firmer Start in Life

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With President Obama stressing the importance of early learning in his State of the Union Address, especially “for poor kids who need help the most,” read what JDC is doing for youngsters like "Danny" at its new Early Childhood Center in Jerusalem's Kiryat Menachem neighborhood.

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Praise for JDC and New CEO Alan Gill Highlights Jerusalem Reception

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Read how US Ambassador Dan Shapiro and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat coupled words of praise for JDC and our new CEO, Alan Gill, at a reception in his honor in Israel.

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Expanding Opportunities and Inclusiveness for Israelis with Disabilities

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by Jay Ruderman

Read how the Ruderman Family Foundation is spearheading a dramatic expansion of efforts—matched by JDC and the Israeli government—to promote the inclusion of all Israeli adults with disabilities by providing new employment opportunities and services.

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In Israel’s Southern Border Region: JDC’s Work Continues

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Read how one JDC staff member in Israel is helping people in the southern border region cope with the ongoing effects of last month’s crisis, even as she deals with the lingering impact on her own family.

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Roles Reversed, Once Again

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Rina Edelstein

They say in times of crisis, there are moments that unburden those in the crisis and those who are caring for them. And somewhere between a ceasefire, a terrorist bombing in Tel Aviv, and unrelenting rockets attacks into Israel, in the home of an elderly woman in Ashkelon, that moment came for JDC staffer Rina Edelstein.

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Care for Israel's Elderly in Crisis: Shula's Story

With record numbers of rockets hitting residential areas in Israel today, our teams are working non-stop to help the most vulnerable. And although we try and ensure we reach as many people as possible, it’s always important to remember that it’s not about numbers - it’s about each individual life. Meet 83-year-old Shula Carmiel from Moshav Arugot, outside of Kiryat Malakhi in south-central Israel.

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Helping Israel’s Disabled Cope with Escalating Rocket Attacks

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With two-thirds of Israel’s population now within range of an escalating barrage of rocket attacks from Gaza, read how JDC programs are helping people with disabilities cope with their unique challenges and fear.

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Caring for Families Impacted by Rocket Fire in Netivot

As Shabbat nears in Israel, rockets launched from the Gaza Strip continue to explode in the south and center of the country, with several hitting residential areas in Ashdod and setting off bomb sirens in Tel Aviv (for the first time since the Gulf War in 1991) and in Jerusalem.

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Helping Israelis with Disabilities Cook their Way to Success

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Go behind the scenes at a graduation ceremony in Tiberias to learn how JDC and its partners are giving Israelis with disabilities an opportunity to secure rewarding employment as newly minted chefs.

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JDC Event to Feature Professor Dan Ben-David on Israel's Internal Challenges

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Professor Dan Ben-David, along with JDC Israel Regional Specialist Kobi Tav, will give a talk on September 13th at 5pm called “The Start Up Nation’s Threat From Within; Finding Solutions.”

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Combatting Childhood Obesity and Promoting Healthful Nutrition in Israel

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Nearly every day brings a story about the prevalence of childhood obesity, here in the States and in much of the developed world. Read how JDC is helping Israel combat this epidemic and promote healthful living habits, especially among children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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JDC Israel Focuses on Empowerment

JDC has an almost scientific process in place: each identified need is researched, piloted, evaluated, retooled, scaling up, and finally JDC ensures that successful national programs are made self-sufficient or taken over by the government, i.e. the JDC exit.

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“Thank You, JDC” from Tirat HaCarmel

Four years ago in the aftermath of the Second Lebanon War, JDC – with the support of the JFNA Israel Emergency Campaign and others – launched its New Galilee Initiative, a broad endeavor to bring long-term strength, resilience and preparedness to Israel’s north.

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