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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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What Drought Relief Looks Like in Gondar, Ethiopia

Several regions of Ethiopia are witnessing a major drought leading to malnutrition in rural areas where villagers don’t have adequate access to water, food, or medical care.

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Behind the Story: Israeli Arab Tech Expansion Prompted by JDC Partnership

What you may not know is that JDC created the pilot program, Excel HT, that was developed to enable Arab programmers, engineers, and graduates in high tech to become part of Israel’s rapidly growing tech space.

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Back to the Future: Active Jewish Teens

By: Marina Klimchuk

Tags: Entwine

It's been 21 years and now I’m a JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps fellow, back in the same country my parents once felt forced to leave.

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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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Empowering Grassroots Innovation

Innovation, effectiveness and compassion are hallmarks of JDC’s important work caring for Jews and others in need. As JDC enters its second century of work, it is at the vanguard of the movement to foster grassroots innovation.

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Building Community in Jewish China

Tags: Education

For the fourth year in a row, the Chinese Jewish community met to discuss a vast selection of educational topics at the Limmud conference in Beijing.

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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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JDC Responds to the South Asia Earthquake

JDC has made two emergency grants to partners who will provide medical and emergency aid in India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

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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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From the CEO: On Jewish Unity and Inclusion

By: Alan H. Gill

In our yearning to reach out and offer solace and hope to those most in need, we tap the deepest part of our connectedness as a Jewish people and transcend the labels, divisions, and the differences that seem to divide us.

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Dispatch: Standing With Israelis During Troubled Times

As Israelis continue to face increasing terror attacks, Prof. Yossi Tamir, JDC's Israel Regional Director, sent the following dispatch on JDC's role in addressing the tensions and fears among Israelis at this time of uncertainty and violence.

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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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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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On Crimean Peninsula, Building Jewish Community

Despite the political crisis that has plagued Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula since 2014, JDC's activities in cities like Sevastopol and Simferopol continue unabated.

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Q&A: David Bezmozgis

Award-winning novelist David Bezmozgis, whose family was assisted by JDC on their emigration from Latvia, is a master storyteller at the height of his powers.

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On Visit to the Field, Challenging Easy Assumptions

By: Alex Weisler

photo: photo credit: Alex Weisler
Tags: Families

Georgia was a rich and troubling multi-sensory experience that challenged easy narratives about what Jewish renewal looks like in the former Soviet Union.

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A Summer Respite in Troubled Ukraine

Nikita Danilenko and his family were never JDC clients before Ukraine's violent political and economic crisis erupted last year.

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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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