Exploring Jewish Identity in Shanghai, China

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Jeanine Buzali

Read how JDC is working in Shanghai, China to create new Jewish programming for ex-pat Jews looking for meaningful, pluralistic ways to explore and strengthen their Jewish identity.

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JDC Ambassadors to Gain Inside View of JDC in Action

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Rebecca Neuwirth

– Director, JDC Ambassadors

To get an inside view of JDC’s response to crisis in Israel and a global perspective on the development efforts it is pursuing in various corners of the world, register by Wed. Nov. 28th for the JDC Ambassadors Global Symposium, which will be held in NYC on Monday, Dec. 3.

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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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Forging New Ties at JDC’s Conference for Latin American Jewish Leaders

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Derek Miller

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Journey with Derek Miller to Quito, Ecuador, and read how he connected with the next generation of Jewish leaders at the recently concluded Encuentro—JDC’s Conference for Latin American and Caribbean Jewish Institutions and Community Leaders.

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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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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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India's Jewish “Now Generation"

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Sam Amiel

Read how Sam Amiel’s recent visit to the Jewish community in India brought him face-to-face with a promising new generation of young Jewish leaders.

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Turning the Tables on Poverty

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Rebecca Neuwirth

– Director, JDC Ambassadors

Gain insight into JDC’s efforts to ameliorate poverty in Israel, the former Soviet Union, and other parts of the world by learning what JDC professionals on the frontlines of these initiatives reported at the JDC Ambassadors forum held recently in New York.

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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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