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Experiencing the Flavor of Jewish Life with JDC

Different foods tell a myriad of stories through their ingredients and spices, bringing together Jewish people from around the world for generations through the joyful process of cooking and the shared eating of these dishes.

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2nd Annual European Jewish Resilience Conference Helps Strengthen Tenacious Jewish Communities

As European Jews continue to face challenges including terror attacks, growing nationalism, rising anti-Semitism, the Syrian refugee crisis, and complex socioeconomic challenges, JDC believes strengthening Jewish community resilience and planning for the future are key to ensuring thriving Jewish life across the continent.

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Life is But a Dream at New Halom JCC in Kiev

Yesterday, Kiev’s Jewish community and JDC held a special dedication for the Halom Jewish Community Center (JCC) in a ceremony that highlights the incredible revitalization of Jewish life since the fall of Communism, and even in the face of the current crisis.

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Romania’s Bereshit Event Turns 13

"Imagine getting to meet with 400 Jews who we don't get to see every day in a reunion that is positive and energizing," said Luciana Friedman, President of the Jewish community in Timisoara, Romania.

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JDC in a Changing World

photo: photo credit: Romina Hendlin

The following is a speech given by Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein at a JDC Schiff Society meeting on September 26, 2016.

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How a Small Initiative Became a Lifeline for Refugees

By: Itai Shamir, The Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief

photo: Photo Credit: Info Park

I'm walking around Belgrade, it's the summer of 2016, and a global humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding before my eyes.

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Entwined: Me, Sabah and JDC

By: Naomi Levin, JDC Entwine

Tags: Entwine

JDC gave me a piece of my family history – and at the end of the day, it’s the whole reason I’m standing here today.

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Gratitude and Action: Coming Together to Do Good

By: Rebecca Neuwirth

My friends Ron Burton and Steve Silverman set off a month ago to help underprivileged children in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to attend a most amazing summer camp.

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At Szarvas Summer Camp, Finding My Own Jewish Identity

– Gabriella Kula

Szarvas gave me an understanding of how precious Judaism is, what an asset it is to my identity.

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Making Meaningful Connections in Houston

By: Rebecca Neuwirth

photo: Jen Berman/JDC

Ukrainian and Hungarian Jews, Israelis, and American Jewish leaders converged on Houston for the first-ever Global Symposium in Texas.

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Helping Syrian Refugees Study and Smile in Turkey

By: Sam Amiel

Tags: Children

Last week, I had the privilege of working with our partner International Blue Crescent and the president of Turkey's Jewish community to deliver school supply kits to Syrian refugee children.

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Celebrating 10 Years of Limmud Keshet Bulgaria

By: Julia Dandolova

Tags: Education

Every year, we see more and more sessions – but what’s more important is that every year more and more volunteers want to be a part of Limmud.

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Building a Bridge to a Better Future

By: Rebecca Neuwirth

This summer, a JDC Ambassadors trip set off to build bridges of a most personal kind with Jews in Hungary and the former Yugoslavia – Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia – and to better understand how they live.

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From the CEO: In Europe, JDC Prepares for the Future

By: by Alan Gill

– CEO, JDC

Jewish communities are deeply shaken by the fatal shootings at a kosher store in Paris and a synagogue in Copenhagen that took place earlier this year. Coupled with the ongoing euro-zone crisis, Jewish cooperation and preparedness in Europe is more important than ever.

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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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