Proud History, Strong Connection: Reflecting on JDC and Japan

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Dov Ben-Shimon

– Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships

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

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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

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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

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

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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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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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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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Young Jewish Adults in India Have a New JDC Champion

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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

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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

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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

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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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JDC Continues Legacy of Providing Aid to Pakistani Disaster Victims

Pakistani flood victims who will be helped by JDC will join the ranks of tens of thousands of their fellow citizens whom JDC has reached with humanitarian assistance following natural disasters in Pakistan within the past five years alone.

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JDC Creates Emergency Relief Fund for Victims of Pakistan Floods

In response to the massive floods spreading across Pakistan, leaving destruction and desperation it its wake, JDC is collecting donations for its emergency Pakistan relief fund. Equipped with extensive disaster relief expertise, including humanitarian and development work after the 2005 and 2008 earthquakes in Pakistan, JDC is working closely with our partners on the ground to assess the most pressing needs in the affected areas.

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