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Marc Chagall & JDC

photo: photo credit: Matt Borowick

Read remarks shared at a JDC event around the Marc Chagall exhibit at The Jewish Museum. The event was a cooperation between the JDC Board, JDC Archives, Ambassadors, and Entwine.

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At Seaside Seminar, Connecting Latvian Jews

photo: Courtesy of Martin Levi

More than 90 people – young Jews and their children from all over Latvia – traveled to the seaside on the Gulf of Riga Oct. 11-13 for a JDC-supported family weekend.

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When Rwanda Met Estonia: Launching a New Year of Global Jewish Service

photo: photo credit: Gil Shefler
Tags: Entwine

When high schooler Danielle Falk picked up a copy of "We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families," a book about the Rwandan genocide, it changed her life forever. Now 25, the native New Yorker is preparing to spend a whole year in Rwanda at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village as part of JDC's Global Jewish Service Corps (JSC).

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From the CEO: Estonia's Jewish Rebirth is a cause for a Sweet New Year

By: Alan H. Gill

– Chief Executive Officer

As we prepare to celebrate the Jewish New Year next week – and I extend my deepest personal wishes for a Shanah Tovah to you – I have been giving some serious thought to one of its major themes: rebirth. After all, Jewish tradition teaches us that at Rosh Hashanah the world was born and in many ways we celebrate that birth year after year at this time.

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Writing a New Chapter of Jewish History in Hungary with JDC Ambassadors

photo: Courtesy of Rebecca Neuwirth

The Jewish community here, long one of the largest in Europe, is struggling to find its identity in the face of a rising tide of anti-Semitism following years of Communist rule. This community needs JDC's vigilance and support.

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From the CEO: JDC Stands with Greece's Jewish Community

By: Alan H. Gill

– Chief Executive Officer

As Greece’s economic woes continue to multiply, read how recent visits made by JDC’s CEO and Board members to the Jewish community in Athens underscored JDC’s assistance and support in the face of ongoing challenges.

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New Museums In Russia and Poland To Use JDC Materials

Tags: Education

Two innovative new museums, in Warsaw and Moscow, are using JDC Archives photographs and film footage to help tell the story of the Jewish people.

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From the CEO: Helping Latin American Communities Facing Changing Scenarios

By: Alan H. Gill

– Chief Executive Officer

With Jewish communities in Latin America facing new economic and social/political concerns, read what JDC President Penny Blumenstein took away from her recent visit to the region.

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Celebrating Children's Day Throughout The Former Soviet Union

photo: Courtesy of Yulia Lidis
Tags: Children

Celebrated throughout Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union on June 1, the International Day of Children’s Protection is a time-honored tradition. Several JDC-supported institutions will mark the holiday with camps and programs.

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From the CEO: Responding to Challenges and Opportunities in Bulgaria and Hungary

By: Alan H. Gill

– Chief Executive Officer

Read CEO Alan Gill’s report on his recent visit with the Jewish communities in Sofia and Budapest, where JDC is helping to respond to changing conditions and escalating needs.

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Poland: The 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

By: Rebecca Neuwirth

– Director, JDC Ambassadors

photo: Rebecca Neuwirth

Read JDC senior professional Rebecca Neuwirth’s thoughts on the events surrounding the 70th anniversary commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which took place in Warsaw, Poland last week.

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From the CEO: Nurturing Young Jewish Leaders in the Former Soviet Union

By: Alan H. Gill

– Chief Executive Officer

Read CEO Alan H. Gill’s thoughts on his recent encounter with visiting young Jewish leaders from St. Petersburg, Russia, and JDC’s role in helping to produce a new generation of communal leadership in the former Soviet Union.

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"Urban Pesaj" Fills Streets of Buenos Aires

photo: JDC/Heather Morgan

Thousands took to the streets of a trendy Buenos Aires neighborhood for "Pesaj Urbano" -- a favorite activity of JDC's YOK initiative, which engages people of all ages and backgrounds with Jewish culture outside traditional walls.

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Taking Adult Jewish Education to the Next Level in Romania

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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Rediscovering Jewish Roots in Kazakhstan

By: Dov Ben-Shimon

In the far-off city of Almaty in Kazakhstan, learn how a family is reconnecting to its Jewish heritage.

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

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

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

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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