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

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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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New Early Childhood Centers Give At-Risk Israeli Youngsters a Firmer Start in Life

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With President Obama stressing the importance of early learning in his State of the Union Address, especially “for poor kids who need help the most,” read what JDC is doing for youngsters like "Danny" at its new Early Childhood Center in Jerusalem's Kiryat Menachem neighborhood.

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Leadership Building Opportunities in the Nonprofit World

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Read a thoughtful exploration of leadership building and the lay-professional dynamic in community organizations by JDC Board member Steven Price and JDC senior professional Laura Spitzer—lifelong friends, colleagues, and fellow Wexner Heritage alumni.

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Praise for JDC and New CEO Alan Gill Highlights Jerusalem Reception

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Read how US Ambassador Dan Shapiro and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat coupled words of praise for JDC and our new CEO, Alan Gill, at a reception in his honor in Israel.

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Helping University Students Cope with Economic Difficulties in Argentina

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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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Soups On! JCC Cook-off Mixes Hot Soup and Warm Fellowship in Wintry Romania

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Read how JDC’s popular soup-making contest brought 350 people of all ages together at the Bucharest Jewish Community Center on a wintry Sunday in Romania.

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Tu B’Shvat in Mumbai: JDC Leads a Jewish Arbor Day Celebration with an Indian Twist

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Read how JDC helped the Jewish community in Mumbai, India celebrate Tu B’Shvat—the Jewish Arbor Day—this week in its own very special way.

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ICP’s New Roman Vishniac Exhibit Features Treasures from the JDC Archives

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Read how the International Center of Photography in NYC is showcasing the work of the late Roman Vishniac, presenting a more comprehensive view of this legendary photographer, best known for his haunting images of the “Vanished World” of Eastern European Jewry, many of which he created for JDC.

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Reflections on the 3rd Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake

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by Judy Amit

– Global Director, JDC - International Development Program

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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Expanding Opportunities and Inclusiveness for Israelis with Disabilities

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by Jay Ruderman

Read how the Ruderman Family Foundation is spearheading a dramatic expansion of efforts—matched by JDC and the Israeli government—to promote the inclusion of all Israeli adults with disabilities by providing new employment opportunities and services.

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What Is Our Global Jewish Responsibility?

Remarks by Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein, Senior Rabbi, Central Synagogue, delivered at the JDC Ambassadors Global Symposium on December 3, 2012.

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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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Bringing a Sweet New Year to Families in the Crimea

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The crucial IFCJ-JDC Partnership for Children in the FSU seeks to meet the material, health, social, and spiritual needs of the region’s at-risk Jewish children.

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JDC Event to Feature Professor Dan Ben-David on Israel's Internal Challenges

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Professor Dan Ben-David, along with JDC Israel Regional Specialist Kobi Tav, will give a talk on September 13th at 5pm called “The Start Up Nation’s Threat From Within; Finding Solutions.”

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Campers With Disabilities Rejoice At Szarvas

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All year long Henrik Z., 32, who has Down Syndrome and lives with his pensioner mother in Budapest, Hungary, looks forward to the most special week of his summer.

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Helping in Haiti

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During my recent trip with JDC Interface, I met volunteers from all over the world who told me that they came to help in Haiti and never left, or that they couldn't wait to come back again.

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