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

By: 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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Rediscovering Jewish Roots in Kazakhstan

By: Dov Ben-Shimon

In the far-off city of Almaty in Kazakhstan, learn how a family is reconnecting to its Jewish heritage.

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For Cuba’s Jews, Saying “I Do” Under a Chuppah

Every wedding is unique—but capturing dozens of Cuban Jews under a chuppah (wedding canopy) in Havana is a sight to see. Read how a Latin American rabbi, who's made some 115 visits to Cuba’s Jewish community on JDC's behalf, officiated at more than two dozen Jewish weddings, 21 of which were held on the same day.

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

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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Leadership Building Opportunities in the Nonprofit World

Read a thoughtful exploration of leadership building and the lay-professional dynamic in community organizations by JDC Board member Steven Price and JDC senior professional Laura Spitzer—lifelong friends, colleagues, and fellow Wexner Heritage alumni.

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Praise for JDC and New CEO Alan Gill Highlights Jerusalem Reception

photo: Ofir Ben Natan

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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