In Djerba, A Lag Ba'Omer Pilgrimage

photo: credit: Gil Shefler/JDC

They'll gather together once more, as they've done on Lag Ba'Omer for 150 years – thousands of Jews visiting "La Ghriba," the ornate and ancient synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba.

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A Wide Lens on Women's Education in Djerba

Tags: Education

JDC’s investment in education for women in the ancient Jewish community on the island of Djerba is a crucible for the Jewish community development opportunities that arise among the world's most far-flung Jewish communities.

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Ebola Crisis: JDC Responds

Against a backdrop of growing global fear about the Ebola virus disease, JDC has moved quickly to contribute to responses.

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When Rwanda Met Estonia: Launching a New Year of Global Jewish Service

photo: photo credit: Gil Shefler
Tags: Entwine

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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Wedding Joy in Djerba, Tunisia

On the Tunisian island of Djerba, a traditional Jewish wedding recently had some 400 guests celebrating into the wee hours of the morning in their spacious new Jewish Community Hall.

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On the Ground in Morocco Today

By: Michael Novick

Read Michael Novick’s timely report on his visit to Morocco, and the programs and services that JDC is helping the Jewish communities in Casablanca and Marrakech to sustain.

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Broadening Educational Opportunities for Jewish Girls in Djerba, Tunisia

Tags: Education

With educational needs in Muslim countries a focus of attention today in many forums, read how JDC is helping Tunisian Jews provide new opportunities for girls and young women in Djerba, home to one of the world’s oldest Jewish communities.

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New Schools and Water Wells are Making Life Better in Gondar, Ethiopia

By: Manlio Dell’Ariccia

photo: Richard Lord

With children here about to head back to school, see how life has been changing for schoolchildren in Ethiopia’s Gondar region and for other villagers who are benefiting from JDC’s rural development projects.

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Jews in Morocco Donate Blood During Ramadan

photo: Chrystie Sherman

Jews in Morocco respond to a call for blood donors during the month of Ramadan, helping to ensure an adequate national blood supply at a time when their fasting Muslim neighbors cannot contribute.

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NYC Book Signing Spotlights JDC’s Dr. Rick Hodes

As many of you already know, JDC’s Medical Director in Ethiopia, Dr. Rick Hodes, has been the focus of exciting media attention recently because of a new book, This is A Soul, and HBO documentary Making the Crooked Straight, about his JDC-supported work with children in Addis Ababa.

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“Dr. Rick” Makes Media Splash

JDC’s medical director in Ethiopia Dr. Rick Hodes is making the rounds on national media and being lauded for his work that’s featured in the HBO documentary Making the Crooked Straight (premiering tonight on HBO 2) and the new book This is A Soul (just out this week)!

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JDC Next Gen in Morocco

JDC’s Next Generation program is spanning the globe to introduce young leaders to JDC from new perspectives. And just this week, Inside Jewish Morocco, JDC’s first-ever National Jewish Young Professionals Trip to North Africa, got underway!

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