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A School, a Shofar, and a Question

By: Penny and Claudio Pincus

Penny and Claudio Pincus recently traveled to Israel and visited a school that's part of a JDC program called "Schools With a Heart," for which they have been providing vitally important funding.

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JDC in a Changing World

photo: photo credit: Romina Hendlin

The following is a speech given by Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein at a JDC Schiff Society meeting on September 26, 2016.

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Gratitude and Action: Coming Together to Do Good

By: Rebecca Neuwirth

My friends Ron Burton and Steve Silverman set off a month ago to help underprivileged children in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to attend a most amazing summer camp.

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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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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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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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Changing Lives: Social Innovation in Israel

At a JDC Ambassadors breakfast on social innovation, Avital Goel and Yiftah Leket spoke about how they were able to change the lives of hundreds of dangerously at-risk young Israelis.

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Belarus: Beyond Black and White

The story of Belarus blends a rich Jewish history, tragedy, and revival. Join us on the upcoming Ambassadors Mission to Belarus and Lithuania from June 19-26.

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Hope Amid Struggle in Georgia

By: Rebecca Neuwirth

– Director of Strategic Engagement & Senior Development Officer

What first struck me in Georgia was the incredible mixture of folklore and modernity, side-by-side. It was evident in the architecture, predominantly old structures – Orthodox churches, and stone buildings – nestled into the mountainous landscape. But at odd intervals in Tbilisi, the capital city, I’d come across a super-modern building – all glass and impossible shapes, rivaling the latest sensation in Bilbao or New York.

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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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Turmoil, Change and Inspiration in the Jewish World

JDC’s annual New York Ambassadors Symposium featured an incredible roster of dedicated JDC field experts and outside speakers.

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In Moving Memoir, Connection to JDC

By: Devorah Landau

Carol Jean Delmar has written and published Serenade, a moving memoir of her parents’ love story and journey from Vienna and Prague to Cuba and the United States as they fled the Nazis.

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JDC Global Symposium: Twin Cities

By: Nancy and Steven Schachtman, Yoav Segal, and Charlie Nauen

The Symposium wasn't a chance to pontificate about future political moves in a highly uncertain time -- it was a unique opportunity to learn about very concrete aid that is being delivered to Jews in their hour of need.

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From the CEO: The Best-Kept Secret, No Longer

JDC CEO Alan H. Gill says that JDC is continuing its historic legacy of engaging with the public today through new and exciting JDC platforms that highlight the organization's role meeting Jewish and humanitarian needs.

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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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Marc Chagall & JDC

photo: photo credit: Matt Borowick

Read remarks shared at a JDC event around the Marc Chagall exhibit at The Jewish Museum. The event was a cooperation between the JDC Board, JDC Archives, Ambassadors, and Entwine.

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Ambassadors Profile: Making an Impact in Jewish Renewal

By: 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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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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