Yesterday, Kiev’s Jewish community and JDC held a special dedication for the Halom Jewish Community Center (JCC) in a ceremony that highlights the incredible revitalization of Jewish life since the fall of Communism, and even in the face of the current crisis.
JDC’s most recent Hadracha madrichim training – part of its global network of leadership development opportunities – was held October 10-13 in the Czech Republic and drew a record number of local young Jewish leaders.
For the past nine months, more than 20 young adults from St. Petersburg used JDC’s Lehava young leadership program to develop leadership skills and learn important project management strategies to help implement important change in the Jewish community. On the night of June 20, they presented their community initiatives, the culmination of weekly meetings, seminars, and a study trip to the United States.
JDC senior professional Simon Caplan captures the highlights and explains the long-range strategy behind “Destination Shanghai,” the four-day international Jewish learning and networking experience that generated much excitement this week in China’s main commercial metropolis.
On the 25th anniversary of the leadership mission that led to JDC's return to the Soviet Union after an absence of 50 years, JDC's Executive Director of Former Soviet Union Programs describes the challenges facing JDC in that region today.
Read how one JDC staff member in Israel is helping people in the southern border region cope with the ongoing effects of last month’s crisis, even as she deals with the lingering impact on her own family.
Learn how a snake show and a water buffalo ride are helping Salome Abraham to expand JDC’s outreach to young Jewish adults in India—an age group vital to the future of this small but active Jewish community.
The Summer Olympics in London may be over, but Team India is just getting started. Meet five young Jewish adults from India whom JDC is equipping to be social entrepreneurs to engage more of their peers in Jewish community life.
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