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.
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.
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.
How does one answer those questions that children ask when their worlds turn inside out? How, as a parent, do we answer honestly, responsibly -- trying all at once to calm our children, protect them from pain, refresh their sense of personal security, and educate them as committed, responsible Jewish and Zionist citizens of Israel?
After the 2011 “Great East Japan Earthquake” and Tohoku tsunami hit, I spent a considerable amount of time working with our colleagues around the world to raise funds for JDC's amazing rescue operations.
In light of unfolding events in the Crimea region of Ukraine, JDC has activated emergency plans aimed at helping the neediest within the ethnically mixed peninsula's Jewish community. Today Crimea is home to an estimated 17,000 Jews, mostly located in and around the main urban centers of Simferopol, Sevastopol, Feodosia, and Yalta.
For seniors Mihail and Lyudmila — just two of the many vulnerable, elderly people we have told you about during Ukraine’s ongoing crisis — JDC is a lifeline when violence and unrest spreads fear and concern for the future.
As unrest continues to roil Ukraine, JDC’s stepped-up relief efforts include delivering food and other urgent necessities to Jews near in downtown Kiev where dozens have been killed in clashes between protesters and security forces in recent days.
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