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Finding My Global Jewish Family in "Georgia (Europe)"

– Fernando Camisar

photo: Alex Weisler/JDC
Tags: Entwine

Georgia began for me as “Georgia (Europe),” and ended up being the names, the experiences, the aromas, the flavors, the friends, and the feelings.

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Silence Speaks Loudly in Cuba

There was no way of knowing when we planned JDC's Board and Ambassadors trip to Cuba in fall 2014 that it would come at such an historic time in Cuban-U.S. relations.

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In Argentina, a JDC Model of Local Empowerment

– Rebecca Neuwirth

For JDC, our work in Argentina is a case study and a story that should be more widely appreciated.

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Two Generations of JDC Leaders Visit Cuba

photo: Photo credit: Matt Borowick

JDC Board member Debby Miller and her daughter Stacy Gorelick, a new member of JDC Ambassadors Circle, had the opportunity to get to know some of the 1,500 members of Cuba’s Jewish community.

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JDC Symposium: Where Survival Meets Responsibility

photo: Nancy Borowick

Take an in-depth look at JDC Ambassadors' Oct. 15 Symposium in New York.

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JDC Supporters Join Together To Create Impact Network

photo: Courtesy of Jon Deaner

Together, Jon and Doron founded the first donor group under JDC Ambassadors. At a membership level of $2,500, the Impact Network model provides access to JDC Ambassadors events and engagement.

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Ruderman Family Foundation, a JDC Partner, Announces Disability Prizes

The Ruderman Family Foundation, the Boston and Israel-based foundation that JDC partners with on important efforts for the inclusion of people with disabilities in Israel, announced the winners of its 2013 Ruderman Prize in Disability. The award honors innovation in the inclusion of people with disabilities in the Jewish community.

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From the CEO: Helping Latin American Communities Facing Changing Scenarios

By: Alan H. Gill

– Chief Executive Officer

With Jewish communities in Latin America facing new economic and social/political concerns, read what JDC President Penny Blumenstein took away from her recent visit to the region.

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"Urban Pesaj" Fills Streets of Buenos Aires

photo: JDC/Heather Morgan

Thousands took to the streets of a trendy Buenos Aires neighborhood for "Pesaj Urbano" -- a favorite activity of JDC's YOK initiative, which engages people of all ages and backgrounds with Jewish culture outside traditional walls.

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For Cuba’s Jews, Saying “I Do” Under a Chuppah

Every wedding is unique—but capturing dozens of Cuban Jews under a chuppah (wedding canopy) in Havana is a sight to see. Read how a Latin American rabbi, who's made some 115 visits to Cuba’s Jewish community on JDC's behalf, officiated at more than two dozen Jewish weddings, 21 of which were held on the same day.

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Helping University Students Cope with Economic Difficulties in Argentina

By: by Zhanna Veyts

Read how JDC is helping young people in Argentina pursue their college and career dreams despite ongoing economic difficulties.

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Stormy Global Jobs Outlook Underlines Importance of JDC Programs

photo: Ofir Ben Natan

With the International Labor Organization warning of new job losses ahead as economic recovery efforts stall, read how JDC programs are helping Jewish communities promote new job training opportunities where unemployment rates have been highest.

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Argentina Revisited, with Loving Care

By: by Zhanna Veyts

photo: Alejandro Cantor

Read how JDC programs like Baby Help in Argentina continue to aid at-risk, impoverished Jewish children whose families are unable to secure a firm economic footing in that nation’s troubled economy.

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Reflections on the 3rd Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake

By: by Judy Amit

– Global Director, JDC - International Development Program

photo: Lee Celano/Getty Images

On the 3rd anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, the Global Director of JDC’s International Development Program examines the way we bring our professional expertise to bear to save lives and rebuild communities following natural and man-made disasters.

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Forging New Ties at JDC’s Conference for Latin American Jewish Leaders

By: Derek Miller

Tags: Entwine

Journey with Derek Miller to Quito, Ecuador, and read how he connected with the next generation of Jewish leaders at the recently concluded Encuentro—JDC’s Conference for Latin American and Caribbean Jewish Institutions and Community Leaders.

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“Being Jewish is a Party”: Celebrating 5773 in the Streets of Buenos Aires

Read how JDC brought the Jewish New Year to life in Buenos Aires with its latest edition of Urban Rosh Hashanah, a street festival that draws tens of thousands of people of all ages for a fun-filled exploration of Jewish holiday customs.

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JDC Entwine Young Professionals Go Inside Jewish Cuba

Tags: Entwine

Rather than spending the Labor Day weekend at a local beach, JDC Entwine young professionals opted instead for a unique opportunity to gain an insiders’ view of Jewish Cuba. Read how their five-day trip gave the participants exclusive insight into the incredible rebirth of Jewish life that JDC helped facilitate in this island nation.

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Jews in Córdoba, Argentina Help the Needy Deal with Winter’s Cold

Tags: Baby Help

As winter weather prevails in much of the Southern Hemisphere, a blanket-making project supported by the local Jewish community in Córdoba, Argentina is helping to keep needy neighbors warm.

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