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Moscow JCC Renamed After Ralph Goldman

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One of Moscow's largest Jewish community centers, the Nikitskaya, was renamed in honor of Ralph Goldman, one of the Jewish world's most accomplished leaders who died, at 100, in Jerusalem earlier this month.

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Faces of the Ukraine Crisis: Aza Grigorenko

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This isn't the first time Aza Grigorenko, 88, has been a refugee. It's not the first time she's been forced to leave her home because of war.

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In Siberia, More Than 50 Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

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Each year in Siberia, dozens of young people celebrate their bar and bat mitzvahs during a week-long JDC-supported family retreat.

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A Summer Oasis: Ukrainians at Szarvas

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Dozens of children from Ukraine and Russia will attend the camp's 25th summer -- a welcome respite from the tension gripping their nations.

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Celebrating JDC's Centennial in Moscow

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JDC's century of service to the global Jewish people was celebrated at Limmud Moscow, an annual educational conference dating back to 2007 that is one of the many Jewish activities JDC supports in Russia.

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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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New Lehava Initiatives In St. Petersburg Spotlight Jewish Innovation

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For the past nine months, more than 20 young adults from St. Petersburg used JDC’s Lehava young leadership program to develop leadership skills and learn important project management strategies to help implement important change in the Jewish community. On the night of June 20, they presented their community initiatives, the culmination of weekly meetings, seminars, and a study trip to the United States.

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New Museums In Russia and Poland To Use JDC Materials

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Two innovative new museums, in Warsaw and Moscow, are using JDC Archives photographs and film footage to help tell the story of the Jewish people.

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JDC Breast Cancer Forum in St. Petersburg Expands WHEP Efforts in Region

More than 250 medical professionals from eight European countries, mostly coming from the Baltic region, attended the JDC-sponsored International Baltic Oncological Forum held last month at the JDC-founded Yesod Community Center in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Celebrating Children's Day Throughout The Former Soviet Union

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Celebrated throughout Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union on June 1, the International Day of Children’s Protection is a time-honored tradition. Several JDC-supported institutions will mark the holiday with camps and programs.

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Read what Hesed and Compassion Mean to a Frail Elderly Woman in Russia

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Read how the Book of Ruth’s story of kindness and compassion for the elderly is echoed today in the work carried out throughout the former Soviet Union by the Hesed welfare centers that JDC helps to support.

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From the CEO: Nurturing Young Jewish Leaders in the Former Soviet Union

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Alan H. Gill

– Chief Executive Officer

Read CEO Alan H. Gill’s thoughts on his recent encounter with visiting young Jewish leaders from St. Petersburg, Russia, and JDC’s role in helping to produce a new generation of communal leadership in the former Soviet Union.

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JDC’s Moscow Rep. is a Jewish Community Person of the Year

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Getting a jump on the upcoming awards season, the Russian Jewish community federation last week named its own top-ranked “celebs” – and JDC Moscow Rep. Alik Nadan won a coveted Person of the Year spot.

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Volunteers for Good in St. Petersburg

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Read how young Jewish leaders in St. Petersburg, Russia promoted opportunities for volunteerism and social engagement by organizing a well-attended Volunteers Fair.

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New Study Illuminates the Hardship Facing Jewish Elderly Across Former Soviet Union

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Read what the just-released report by Brandeis University’s Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies reveals about the tremendous need that persists today among large numbers of Jewish elderly in the countries of the former Soviet Union.

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“Mainstreaming” Special Needs Jewish Children in Moscow

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Read how JDC is working in Moscow to integrate special needs Jewish children into mainstream educational environments and including them and their families in activities that keep them connected to a caring Jewish community.

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