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Judafest Celebrates Hungarian Jewish Pride, Identity

For eight years, the JDC-sponsored Judafest festival has brought thousands of members of Hungary’s Jewish community to the streets to celebrate their culture and share their pride in their identity.

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The World Needs to Know That We Care

Hear from philanthropist Steve Silverman: "Why do I do this? I do this because at the heart, JDC is about our Jewish heritage."

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Celebrating Transformative Educational Seminars in Romania

Tags: Education

Explore how 10 Bereshit seminars — a bright spot during a troubling time for Europe’s Jews — have fostered creativity and connection in Romania's Jewish community.

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Polish Oscar-Winning Movie Sparks Interest in Jewish Issues

Last week, "Ida," a movie about a young woman training to be a nun who shockingly discovers her Jewish roots, won an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

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At Tu B'Shvat Celebration in Bulgaria, Togetherness and Tradition

Those who attended said it was very emotional to see four generations of Bulgarian Jews onstage together, reciting the prayers and singing songs in Ladino.

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Nous Sommes Juifs

JDC stands together with the hundreds of thousands of people, including world leaders, who gathered in Paris to stand up to terror.

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In Moving Memoir, Connection to JDC

By: Devorah Landau

Carol Jean Delmar has written and published Serenade, a moving memoir of her parents’ love story and journey from Vienna and Prague to Cuba and the United States as they fled the Nazis.

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From the CEO: Around the World, Snapshots of Jewish Hope

Here are four snapshots from my recent travels – from Israel to Russia to Poland to the Netherlands – which illustrate JDC at work.

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In Germany, Volunteering for Ukraine

Kharkov, Ukraine, is more than 1,100 miles from Berlin, but on November 16, the German Jewish community will celebrate the shared bonds of the global Jewish people.

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Responding to the Balkans' Devastating Floods

photo: photo credit: Itai E. Shamir

JDC's comprehensive crisis response included aid to the broader population through IDP partners, as well as assistance to the Jewish community.

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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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Creating the Next Generation of Czech Jewish Leaders

photo: Courtesy of Marian Ziss

JDC’s most recent Hadracha madrichim training – part of its global network of leadership development opportunities – was held October 10-13 in the Czech Republic and drew a record number of local young Jewish leaders.

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At Seaside Seminar, Connecting Latvian Jews

photo: Courtesy of Martin Levi

More than 90 people – young Jews and their children from all over Latvia – traveled to the seaside on the Gulf of Riga Oct. 11-13 for a JDC-supported family weekend.

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Szarvas – Through Our Children's Eyes

photo: Courtesy of Laura Spitzer

Witnessing the inspiring enthusiasm that Szarvas campers feel toward their Jewish identities made seeing our kids frankly just a bonus.

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Remembering Stanley Abramovitch This Yom Kippur

This year Stanley Abramovitch, a longtime JDC employee who died last May at 93, will be on our mind.

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From the CEO: Estonia's Jewish Rebirth is a cause for a Sweet New Year

By: Alan H. Gill

– Chief Executive Officer

As we prepare to celebrate the Jewish New Year next week – and I extend my deepest personal wishes for a Shanah Tovah to you – I have been giving some serious thought to one of its major themes: rebirth. After all, Jewish tradition teaches us that at Rosh Hashanah the world was born and in many ways we celebrate that birth year after year at this time.

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Writing a New Chapter of Jewish History in Hungary with JDC Ambassadors

photo: Courtesy of Rebecca Neuwirth

The Jewish community here, long one of the largest in Europe, is struggling to find its identity in the face of a rising tide of anti-Semitism following years of Communist rule. This community needs JDC's vigilance and support.

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From the CEO: JDC Stands with Greece's Jewish Community

By: Alan H. Gill

– Chief Executive Officer

As Greece’s economic woes continue to multiply, read how recent visits made by JDC’s CEO and Board members to the Jewish community in Athens underscored JDC’s assistance and support in the face of ongoing challenges.

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New Museums In Russia and Poland To Use JDC Materials

Tags: Education

Two innovative new museums, in Warsaw and Moscow, are using JDC Archives photographs and film footage to help tell the story of the Jewish people.

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