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On the Ground: Bhumlichowk, Nepal

JDC is working with AIDMI and local disaster mitigation teams to immediately assist the people of Bhumlichowk, who had been cut off from aid for more than a week following the disaster.

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On the Ground: Delivering Relief in Manikhel, Nepal

By: Sam Amiel

Today's visit to a very tight-knit community that lost a daughter was heart-wrenching. We brought our condolences, visited with each family to understand how they are surviving, and delivered critically needed aid.

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Making a Difference—with Lemonade and a Smile

For Sam Cohen and his friend Lars Clausen, much of their past week in school was spent worrying about what was happening to children like themselves in Nepal.

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JDC Responds: Team in Kathmandu, Packing Aid Supplies in NY

JDC helped facilitate the delivery of two critically needed neonatal incubators, and is concurrently working with the Afya Foundation to pack and ship humanitarian and medical supplies to a Kathmandu hospital.

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JDC and UNICEF: Partners in Philippines Typhoon Relief

photo: photo credit: Nancy Borowick

A JDC Ambassadors/JDC Entwine partnership, the event spotlighted the organizations' response to the recent Typhoon Haiyan.

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Proud History, Strong Connection: Reflecting on JDC and Japan

By: Dov Ben-Shimon

– Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships

photo: photo credit: JDC Archives

After the 2011 “Great East Japan Earthquake” and Tohoku tsunami hit, I spent a considerable amount of time working with our colleagues around the world to raise funds for JDC's amazing rescue operations.

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Dateline: Snapshots from the Philippines

By: Adam Steinberg

Adam Steinberg, a medical doctor who is JDC’s Ralph I. Goldman Fellow and a member of JDC’s emergency response team in the Philippines, shares his observations from the ground.

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Philippines Typhoon Relief FAQ

Learn the answers to some of the questions donors to our relief efforts in the Philippines ask most frequently.

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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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"Destination Shanghai" Creates a Jewish Buzz in China

By: Simon Caplan

JDC senior professional Simon Caplan captures the highlights and explains the long-range strategy behind “Destination Shanghai,” the four-day international Jewish learning and networking experience that generated much excitement this week in China’s main commercial metropolis.

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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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Tu B’Shvat in Mumbai: JDC Leads a Jewish Arbor Day Celebration with an Indian Twist

Read how JDC helped the Jewish community in Mumbai, India celebrate Tu B’Shvat—the Jewish Arbor Day—this week in its own very special way.

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Two Faiths Come Together in Japan

Read how JDC has been helping the Jewish Community of Japan develop a cross-cultural relationship with a Buddhist Temple in the area hit hardest by Japan’s March 2011 disaster.

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Exploring Jewish Identity in Shanghai, China

By: 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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India's Jewish “Now Generation"

By: 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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Young Jewish Adults in India Have a New JDC Champion

Learn how a snake show and a water buffalo ride are helping Salome Abraham to expand JDC’s outreach to young Jewish adults in India—an age group vital to the future of this small but active Jewish community.

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JDC Helps Bring Israeli Eye Care Expertise to Kyrgyzstan

By: Sam Amiel

– Senior Program Manager

Recently JDC, together with the Israeli Foreign Ministry's MASHAV Foreign Assistance program, co-sponsored a medical humanitarian mission to Kyrgyzstan organized by Eye from Zion, a volunteer-based Israeli medical organization that provides surgery and training in ophthalmology to the developing world. Sam Amiel, a senior JDC staffer who accompanied this mission, captures the importance of Eye from Zion’s work in his field report.

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Young Indian Jews Train as Social Entrepreneurs at Szarvas

The Summer Olympics in London may be over, but Team India is just getting started. Meet five young Jewish adults from India whom JDC is equipping to be social entrepreneurs to engage more of their peers in Jewish community life.

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Israeli Trauma Counseling Comforts Japanese Kids

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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