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Israeli Trauma Counseling Comforts Japanese Kids

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Read about the latest visit to Japan by Israeli experts who, with JDC’s help, have brought their trauma counseling techniques to children and families displaced by the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.

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Promoting Women’s Health in the Balkans

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The JDC-Komen Race for the Cure in Sarajevo has become a much-publicized and unifying event.

Proceeds from the upcoming JDC-Komen Race for the Cure in Sarajevo will provide free mammograms to underserved women and post-surgery health kits. Read how JDC Ambassadors will take part in the late September Race, and see how JDC’s Women’s Health Empowerment Program is turning the tables on breast cancer in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Hip Hop in Moldova as Next Gen’rs Create their Own Jewish Space

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Flo Low

Even as half of Moldova’s Jews are suffering significant economic hardship, JDC staffer Flo Low’s three-part field account shows how JDC and its partners are aiding the community, and ensuring Jewish life can thrive in Kishinev and beyond.

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Building a Jewish Home in Moldova

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Flo Low

Even as half of Moldova’s Jews are suffering significant economic hardship, JDC staffer Flo Low’s three-part field account shows how JDC and its partners are aiding the community, and ensuring Jewish life can thrive in Kishinev and beyond.

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A Home Visit in Kishinev, Moldova

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Flo Low

Even as half of Moldova’s Jews are suffering significant economic hardship, JDC staffer Flo Low’s three-part field account shows how JDC and its partners are aiding the community, and ensuring Jewish life can thrive in Kishinev and beyond.

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Don't Cry in Haiti: Part 3

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Vered Schimmel-Lifschitz

“It is hard to describe the scenes of desolation we encountered…” Read Vered Schimmel-Lifschitz's eyewitness report from Haiti and the on-the-ground recovery efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake.

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Don't Cry in Haiti: Part 2

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Vered Schimmel-Lifschitz

“It is hard to describe the scenes of desolation we encountered…” Read Vered Schimmel-Lifschitz's eyewitness report from Haiti and the on-the-ground recovery efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake.

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Don't Cry in Haiti: Part 1

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Vered Schimmel-Lifschitz

“It is hard to describe the scenes of desolation we encountered…” Read Vered Schimmel-Lifschitz's eyewitness report from Haiti and the on-the-ground recovery efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake.

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Camping in Belarus Brings Families to Jewish Community

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Mirroring a common reaction among fellow Jewish 10-year-olds in Minsk, Belarus, Pavel’s eyes light up with excitement at the mere mention of “Shemesh” Camp at his local Jewish Community Center (JCC).

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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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JDC Ambassadors in Cuba

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Dov Ben-Shimon

I've been to Cuba many times to show JDC supporters and Ambassadors the work we do, and each time I see new and inspiring aspects of our work.

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Woman of Valor Brings Hope to Struggling Jewish Families in Uruguay

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Miriam is one of the founding members of a Tzedaká women’s commission that supports programs for children and families struggling to rebuild their lives since the country’s economic crisis earlier this decade.

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For a Friend in Need…

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When you see a friend struggling, it’s hard not to lend a helping hand. That’s why when JDC staff got an alarmed call from Tiszabura, an extremely poor village in north-east Hungary where JDC’s Women’s Health Empowerment Program has operated in the past, they just couldn’t sit by and wait.

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Song and Learning Bring Together Jews in Belarus

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What’s the sound of 300 Belarusian Jews singing a Yiddish song? The participants of the recent JDC-supported 4th Minsk Havruta found out firsthand when they showed up for a study session with fluent Yiddish speaker and informal education specialist Motl Gordon.

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Where East Meets West–Inside Jewish Turkey

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On Wednesday, August 10, 175 young Jewish professionals came together in Manhattan for JDC Dimensions Presents: Where East Meets West – Inside Jewish Turkey , an in-depth look at the Jewish community of Turkey, featuring young, authentic voices from Istanbul and İzmir.

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Israeli Medical Team Gives Haitian Boy a Fresh Start

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When the startling earthquake shook Haiti last January, Luciano L., 8, was on the first floor of his family’s house, playing with his older brother. As the home collapsed, one of the large walls fell on him, crushing his right arm. The injury was so severe that his arm needed to be amputated, and while he received proper treatment and was lovingly cared for by his parents, he was distraught. When his parents heard that the physiotherapy team at the Tel Hashomer/JDC/MDA rehabilitation center at Haiti State University Hospital (HUEH) were fitting for prosthetic arms—a rare find—they rushed to get Luciano on the list.

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Thousands of Haredi Flock to Jerusalem Job Fair

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This weekend over 4,000 ultra-Orthodox Israelis attended the Jerusalem employment fair JDC coordinated in partnership with the Jerusalem Municipality and the Ministry of Labor, Trade, and Industry.

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Media Spotlight on JDC’s Helping Hand

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We’re excited to share that JDC got a shout out in the media for reaching Jews living in some of the furthest corners of the globe.

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