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

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Derek Miller

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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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Helping Israel’s Disabled Cope with Escalating Rocket Attacks

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With two-thirds of Israel’s population now within range of an escalating barrage of rocket attacks from Gaza, read how JDC programs are helping people with disabilities cope with their unique challenges and fear.

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Caring for Families Impacted by Rocket Fire in Netivot

As Shabbat nears in Israel, rockets launched from the Gaza Strip continue to explode in the south and center of the country, with several hitting residential areas in Ashdod and setting off bomb sirens in Tel Aviv (for the first time since the Gulf War in 1991) and in Jerusalem.

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New Study Illuminates the Hardship Facing Jewish Elderly Across Former Soviet Union

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Read what the just-released report by Brandeis University’s Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies reveals about the tremendous need that persists today among large numbers of Jewish elderly in the countries of the former Soviet Union.

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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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Turning the Tables on Poverty

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Rebecca Neuwirth

– Director, JDC Ambassadors

Gain insight into JDC’s efforts to ameliorate poverty in Israel, the former Soviet Union, and other parts of the world by learning what JDC professionals on the frontlines of these initiatives reported at the JDC Ambassadors forum held recently in New York.

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“Mainstreaming” Special Needs Jewish Children in Moscow

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Read how JDC is working in Moscow to integrate special needs Jewish children into mainstream educational environments and including them and their families in activities that keep them connected to a caring Jewish community.

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Broadening Educational Opportunities for Jewish Girls in Djerba, Tunisia

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With educational needs in Muslim countries a focus of attention today in many forums, read how JDC is helping Tunisian Jews provide new opportunities for girls and young women in Djerba, home to one of the world’s oldest Jewish communities.

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JDC Ambassadors Global Symposium, Dec. 3

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Preview of "The Jewish Future: New Strategies for Sustaining and Inspiring Jewish Life," a JDC Ambassadors symposium.

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Helping Israelis with Disabilities Cook their Way to Success

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Go behind the scenes at a graduation ceremony in Tiberias to learn how JDC and its partners are giving Israelis with disabilities an opportunity to secure rewarding employment as newly minted chefs.

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Creative Programs “Outside the Jewish Walls” are Magnets for Non-Affiliated Jews

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Read JDC senior professional Diego Ornique’s cogent account of JDC’s “JCC without Walls” initiative and the exciting events in alternative venues that are attracting increasing numbers of non-affiliated Jews.

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Working Together to Help a Family in Need in Ukraine

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Dov Ben-Shimon

Meet the people behind JDC’s programs as staff member Dov Ben-Shimon takes you on a home visit to one of thousands of needy children and families benefiting today from the critical assistance made possible by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews/JDC Partnership for Children in the Former Soviet Union.

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A Home Visit in Georgia Provides a Graphic Picture of Human Needs

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Zhanna Veyts

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See how difficult life can be for the people behind the program statistics as JDC staffer Zhanna Veyts visits a struggling family in Tbilisi, Georgia, that JDC is helping to support.

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Georgia’s Economic Upswing Leaves the Vulnerable Behind

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Zhanna Veyts

With all eyes on Georgia following its recent parliamentary elections, JDC staff member Zhanna Veyts puts the country’s economic upswing in perspective as she describes the hardships experienced by pensioners, single-income families living below the poverty line, and the country’s many unemployed older adults.

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Racing Toward Breast Cancer Awareness in Sarajevo

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Itai Shamir

Breast Cancer Awareness Month has only just begun, but JDC’s Women’s Health Empowerment Program is already in high gear. Just back from the 5th Annual Race for the Cure that took place in Sarajevo last weekend, a senior JDC professional recounts the inspiration he drew from the enthusiastic participants at this national event.

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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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A Bittersweet Return

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Zhanna Veyts

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Read how JDC is helping to support some of the world’s poorest Jews, as staff member Zhanna Veyts takes you along on a home visit in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Rosh Hashanah in Ukraine: A Personal Reflection

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Zhanna Veyts

Returning to Ukraine 24 years after immigrating to the United States, JDC staff member Zhanna Veyts saw this year’s Rosh Hashanah celebration in Kiev through her father’s eyes—and her own.

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