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The Jewish Response to Disaster

Ram Tripathi gave a searing presentation about Nepal to JDC donors, giving circle members, JDC Entwine members, and friends.

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Inaugural Moscow Jewish Children's Book Festival Draws Enthusiastic Crowd

Tags: Children

Thirteen of the best Moscow publishing houses came together late last month to celebrate International Children's Day with a children's book festival.

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Q&A: On the Ground in Nepal, Finding Hope and Heartache

Connect to JDC's critical earthquake relief work in Nepal with an emotional Q&A featuring a member of our disaster response team in Kathmandu.

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Judafest Celebrates Hungarian Jewish Pride, Identity

For eight years, the JDC-sponsored Judafest festival has brought thousands of members of Hungary’s Jewish community to the streets to celebrate their culture and share their pride in their identity.

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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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On the Ground: Bhumlichowk, Nepal

JDC is working with AIDMI and local disaster mitigation teams to immediately assist the people of Bhumlichowk, who had been cut off from aid for more than a week following the disaster.

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In Djerba, A Lag Ba'Omer Pilgrimage

photo: credit: Gil Shefler/JDC

They'll gather together once more, as they've done on Lag Ba'Omer for 150 years – thousands of Jews visiting "La Ghriba," the ornate and ancient synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba.

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On the Ground: Delivering Relief in Manikhel, Nepal

By: Sam Amiel

Today's visit to a very tight-knit community that lost a daughter was heart-wrenching. We brought our condolences, visited with each family to understand how they are surviving, and delivered critically needed aid.

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Making a Difference—with Lemonade and a Smile

For Sam Cohen and his friend Lars Clausen, much of their past week in school was spent worrying about what was happening to children like themselves in Nepal.

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JDC Responds: Team in Kathmandu, Packing Aid Supplies in NY

JDC helped facilitate the delivery of two critically needed neonatal incubators, and is concurrently working with the Afya Foundation to pack and ship humanitarian and medical supplies to a Kathmandu hospital.

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The World Needs to Know That We Care

Hear from philanthropist Steve Silverman: "Why do I do this? I do this because at the heart, JDC is about our Jewish heritage."

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JDC Joins World Bank's Faith2EndPoverty Initiative

JDC joins the World Bank and the faith community to end poverty by 2030.

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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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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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Celebrating Transformative Educational Seminars in Romania

Tags: Education

Explore how 10 Bereshit seminars — a bright spot during a troubling time for Europe’s Jews — have fostered creativity and connection in Romania's Jewish community.

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JDC Global Kitchen: Passover Recipes 2015

Explore the rich culinary heritage of Jews around the world, with eight holiday recipes from France, Greece, Poland, and Ukraine.

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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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From the CEO: Remembering Morris Wyszogrod

By: Alan H. Gill

The JDC family throughout the world mourns the passing in Israel of Morris Wyszogrod (z”l), who was a true force for good in JDC’s global mission since World War II.

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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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In Battle-Scarred Ukraine, Purim An Incongruous Sight

This Purim JDC staff and community members in and near the war zone in the east of the country will celebrate the holiday despite the hardships visited upon them recently by the conflict.

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