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Taking Adult Jewish Education to the Next Level in Romania

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Tags: Education

Read how JDC gave 400 Romanian Jews an opportunity to deepen their Jewish knowledge last week at its Bereshit Jewish Community University in Cluj.

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For Cuba’s Jews, Saying “I Do” Under a Chuppah

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Every wedding is unique—but capturing dozens of Cuban Jews under a chuppah (wedding canopy) in Havana is a sight to see. Read how a Latin American rabbi, who's made some 115 visits to Cuba’s Jewish community on JDC's behalf, officiated at more than two dozen Jewish weddings, 21 of which were held on the same day.

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Soups On! JCC Cook-off Mixes Hot Soup and Warm Fellowship in Wintry Romania

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Tags: Families

Read how JDC’s popular soup-making contest brought 350 people of all ages together at the Bucharest Jewish Community Center on a wintry Sunday in Romania.

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Tu B’Shvat in Mumbai: JDC Leads a Jewish Arbor Day Celebration with an Indian Twist

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Read how JDC helped the Jewish community in Mumbai, India celebrate Tu B’Shvat—the Jewish Arbor Day—this week in its own very special way.

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Wedding Joy in Djerba, Tunisia

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On the Tunisian island of Djerba, a traditional Jewish wedding recently had some 400 guests celebrating into the wee hours of the morning in their spacious new Jewish Community Hall.

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Berlin to Experience Famous NYC Family Shabbat Program

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In Berlin, Germany this weekend, JDC is giving young Jewish children and their parents a chance to experience a unique and renowned family Shabbat program “imported” from New York’s 92nd Street Y.

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JDC’s Moscow Rep. is a Jewish Community Person of the Year

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Getting a jump on the upcoming awards season, the Russian Jewish community federation last week named its own top-ranked “celebs” – and JDC Moscow Rep. Alik Nadan won a coveted Person of the Year spot.

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Chanukah Programs Brighten Jewish Connections in Poland and Romania

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In Poland and Romania, JDC’s Chanukah activities mix traditional elements with innovative outreach efforts that are attracting people seeking new links to Jewish life.

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Bulgarian President Adds Pride to Community Chanukah Festivities

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In a proud moment for the Jewish community, Bulgaria’s President kindled the first Chanukah light in Sofia’s historic synagogue, inaugurating a week of activities celebrating the Festival of Lights.

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Exploring Jewish Identity in Shanghai, China

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Jeanine Buzali

Read how JDC is working in Shanghai, China to create new Jewish programming for ex-pat Jews looking for meaningful, pluralistic ways to explore and strengthen their Jewish identity.

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Creative Programs “Outside the Jewish Walls” are Magnets for Non-Affiliated Jews

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Read JDC senior professional Diego Ornique’s cogent account of JDC’s “JCC without Walls” initiative and the exciting events in alternative venues that are attracting increasing numbers of non-affiliated Jews.

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Rosh Hashanah in Ukraine: A Personal Reflection

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Zhanna Veyts

Returning to Ukraine 24 years after immigrating to the United States, JDC staff member Zhanna Veyts saw this year’s Rosh Hashanah celebration in Kiev through her father’s eyes—and her own.

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“Being Jewish is a Party”: Celebrating 5773 in the Streets of Buenos Aires

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Read how JDC brought the Jewish New Year to life in Buenos Aires with its latest edition of Urban Rosh Hashanah, a street festival that draws tens of thousands of people of all ages for a fun-filled exploration of Jewish holiday customs.

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Bringing a Sweeter New Year to Needy Jewish Children in Belarus

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To combat ongoing economic hardship in Belarus, over 4,200 at-risk Jewish children and their families received essential support from us last year. See how Rosh Hashanah activities, portrayed in this slideshow, helped strengthen these children’s ties to the Jewish community—and let their families enjoy a sweeter New Year.

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JDC Entwine Young Professionals Go Inside Jewish Cuba

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Tags: Entwine

Rather than spending the Labor Day weekend at a local beach, JDC Entwine young professionals opted instead for a unique opportunity to gain an insiders’ view of Jewish Cuba. Read how their five-day trip gave the participants exclusive insight into the incredible rebirth of Jewish life that JDC helped facilitate in this island nation.

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