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Stepping Up to Ukraine’s Challenge

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For seniors Mihail and Lyudmila — just two of the many vulnerable, elderly people we have told you about during Ukraine’s ongoing crisis — JDC is a lifeline when violence and unrest spreads fear and concern for the future.

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Mobilizing Emergency Relief in Crimea

In light of unfolding events in the Crimea region of Ukraine, JDC has activated emergency plans aimed at helping the neediest within the ethnically mixed peninsula's Jewish community. Today Crimea is home to an estimated 17,000 Jews, mostly located in and around the main urban centers of Simferopol, Sevastopol, Feodosia, and Yalta.

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Critical Crisis Care Continues

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For Irina, a homecare worker at JDC’s Hesed social welfare center in Kiev, the crisis in Ukraine wasn’t going to stop her from taking care of her clients – even if merely doing her job put her in the snipers’ crosshairs.

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Photo Blog: One Day in Kiev

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Seen here in photographs taken by JDC's team in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital has been transformed into a landscape resembling a war zone, with charred buildings lining its wide boulevards and fortified encampments filling the city's Independence Square.

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JDC Delivers Aid to Homebound Kiev Jews

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As unrest continues to roil Ukraine, JDC’s stepped-up relief efforts include delivering food and other urgent necessities to Jews near in downtown Kiev where dozens have been killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in recent days.

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From the CEO: A Life Inspired: Remembering Anne Heyman

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Alan H. Gill

– Chief Executive Officer

CEO Alan Gill reflects on the inspirational life of Anne Heyman z"l and the impact she made on countless lives worldwide.

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From the CEO: In Jewish Europe, the Present Mirrors JDC's Past

Alan H. Gill

– Chief Executive Officer

CEO Alan Gill shares his JNS oped on how JDC's economic recovery work in European Jewish communities today reflects 100 years of impact on Jewish life.

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Caring for the Vulnerable Elderly in Odessa

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Tags: Elderly

Through seven visits to elderly and children at-risk, the group saw the support the local Hesed and Beitenu day centers gives the city’s most vulnerable Jews.

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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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Ambassadors Profile: Making an Impact in Jewish Renewal

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Devorah Landau

Paul Rosen has a long history in Jewish philanthropy, beginning with leadership positions with the Federation in Toronto, Canada and Broward County, Florida and later serving as National Co-Chair of JFNA’s National Young Leadership Cabinet. He currently lives with his wife in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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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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