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For Youngest Israelis, Healing Post-War Trauma

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Five-year-old Guy knows all too well the difficulties associated with living in the south of Israel.

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Crisis in Israel: JDC Response Update

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As the violence in Israel extends into its third week, JDC continues to ensure the safety and well-being of the most vulnerable Israelis impacted by the escalating crisis.

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On the Ground in Israel: Two Stories

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As the violence continues, despite our hopes for a ceasefire, JDC is continuing to address the needs of Israel's vulnerable at-risk children, youth, young adults and families, the region's elderly and those with disabilities.

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From the CEO: In Israel, What Community Means

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Alan H. Gill

I want to share with you three scenes from the last several days here that underscore, for me, the meaning of community and resilience during wartime.

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From the CEO: Dispatch from Israel

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Alan H. Gill

No matter how long one lives in Israel, you don't ever get used to the sirens, the break in the calm, the-wait-to-see if the missile that is approaching will be intercepted, or not, by the Iron Dome.

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Israel Crisis: Latest Update

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As the crisis in Israel continues, with an unclear outcome to cease fire talks, JDC has been hard at work caring for the most vulnerable.

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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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Tough Questions from Kids Toughing It Out

Michael Lawrence

How does one answer those questions that children ask when their worlds turn inside out? How, as a parent, do we answer honestly, responsibly -- trying all at once to calm our children, protect them from pain, refresh their sense of personal security, and educate them as committed, responsible Jewish and Zionist citizens of Israel?

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Dispatch from Israel: JSC Fellows

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As tensions in Israel continue to escalate, we asked several of our JDC Entwine Jewish Service Corps volunteers to share observations based on their experiences on the ground.

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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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