Posts tagged Crisis in Ukraine:

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Keeping Passover Spirit Alive in Ukraine

Learn how JDC is coordinating Seders and community Passover events throughout Ukraine in the face of a humanitarian crisis that has displaced thousands of Jews.

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Q&A: Masha Shumatskaya

When the daily shelling began to be too much to bear last June, 23-year-old Masha Shumatskaya packed up her belongings and left her hometown of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine for the safety of Kharkov.

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Dispatch: On the Ground in Eastern Ukraine

Read reflections from JDC's Vice President Jacky Schimmel, just back from a field visit to war-torn eastern Ukraine.

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In Donetsk Under Fire, Caring For Those Who Remain

Since violence erupted in Ukraine last year, many caretakers and volunteers working for JDC's Hesed social welfare center network have risked their lives treating thousands of homebound and frail elderly around Ukraine.

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In Eastern Ukraine, Fostering Hope

As Ukraine’s crisis continues, marked this past weekend by dozens of deaths in the Black Sea coast city of Mariupol, JDC doubled down on its efforts to care for the most vulnerable Jews still living in the conflict-laden eastern part of the country.

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On the Ground in Ukraine

By: Andrew Kahan

This week, I returned from Ukraine after a week-long trip visiting JDC’s programs, clients, and staff in both Odessa and Kiev -- the first time I was personally exposed to the crucial work JDC does in the former Soviet Union.

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In Germany, Volunteering for Ukraine

Kharkov, Ukraine, is more than 1,100 miles from Berlin, but on November 16, the German Jewish community will celebrate the shared bonds of the global Jewish people.

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Donetsk Jews Celebrate Sukkot

Earlier this month, the Jews of besieged Donetsk -- the city in eastern Ukraine caught in the crossfires of much of the tension and violence plaguing the former Soviet republic -- celebrated a very special Sukkot.

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Faces of the Ukraine Crisis: Aza Grigorenko

This isn't the first time Aza Grigorenko, 88, has been a refugee. It's not the first time she's been forced to leave her home because of war.

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From the CEO: Under Fire In Ukraine, Heroism Abounds

By: Alan H. Gill

– JDC CEO

Alan H. Gill just returned from Ukraine where he met with some of the thousands of Jews displaced by the fighting in eastern Ukraine.

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On the Ground: Photos from Ukraine Crisis

photo: (Rachel Calman/JDC)

These photos showcase JDC's bold action on the ground to confront the needs of a troubled Ukraine and ensure the well-being of its most vulnerable Jews.

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On the Ground: Photos of Destruction in Slavyansk

photo: Rachel Calman/JDC

These photos show the damage sustained by homes in Slavyansk, Ukraine, after bombing and artillery fire.

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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 President: Letter from Odessa

JDC President Penny Blumenstein offers final thoughts from her Board Mission visit to Ukraine and reflects on her trip to Kiev and Odessa.

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From the President: Focus on Ukraine

By: Penny Blumenstein

"We had the opportunity to meet with the Israeli attaché and the German and American ambassadors. They gave us a perspective of the political situation and the prospects and difficulties facing the new Ukraine government."

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From the President: Maidan and More

By: Penny Blumenstein

Today, we toured Maidan. The square is so much larger than I had imagined. Because it still is filled with tents and surrounded by tires and bricks torn from the pavement, it is easy to imagine it filled with people and police.

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From the President: A Day in Kiev

By: Penny Blumenstein

– JDC President

These were people who had not been at risk, who went to work and came home to their own homes every night. Now they are living with friends, relatives, or in temporary shelters with no resources.

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A Summer Oasis: Ukrainians at Szarvas

Dozens of children from Ukraine and Russia will attend the camp's 25th summer -- a welcome respite from the tension gripping their nations.

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One Family's Slavyansk Story

For the Endeberrya family, the recent escalation of violence in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk hit terrifyingly close to home.

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Ukraine's Jewish Refugees

As the escalating crisis in Ukraine forces vulnerable Jewish refugees to flee their homes and seek shelter in safer cities, JDC is there.

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