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75 years after the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, Poland’s Jews are not giving up

JDC’s Agata Rakowieka, director of the JCC Warsaw, recounts her personal contribution to the miraculous Jewish life in Poland on the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

The Jewish Journal
Israeli Taekwondo Program Has Local Source

A story on philanthropists funding a taekwondo program in Israel, which was created by JDC, to commemorate their deceased granddaughter.

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HOME: Lens on Israel, New Photography Exhibition Takes Intimate Look at Holy Land’s Hidden and Diverse Communities

Seven-Month Show a Partnership of Bernard Museum of Temple Emanu-El & American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

A new photographic exploration of Israel’s hidden and diverse communities will be on display in a groundbreaking new exhibition, Home: Lens on Israel, at Temple Emanu-El’s Bernard Museum, April 25 through November 21, 2018. Marking the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding, the exhibition features the work of seven photographers who journeyed through Israel in November of 2016 with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). The results – portraits of stunning candor and emotional impact – reflect the lives touched by JDC’s social impact work in Israel. Home: Lens on Israel photographers include Gary O. Aidekman; Elaine Goldman; Elizabeth Ann Kahane; Ruth Oratz; Hollis Rafkin-Sax; Annie Sandler, Orna Stern, Eli Atias, Ilan Cohen, Amir Halevy, and Joel Katz.

JDC Delivers 20-Plus Tons of Matzah across former Soviet Union, Supports Hundreds of Passover Events Regionally and throughout Europe

Volunteer-led activities, Seder meals, matzah-baking classes, holiday workshops, and concerts mark holiday

This Passover, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee will continue its century-plus tradition of delivering matzah to needy Jews and supporting scores of Passover activities—Seder meals, cooking workshops, volunteer opportunities, and cultural performances — in the former Soviet Union and throughout Europe. Ensuring the poorest Jews in the world can celebrate the Jewish festival of freedom, 20 tons of matzah will be distributed to tens of thousands of elderly Jews living in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, and Russia. This effort is possible through JDC’s partnerships with the Claims Conference, Jewish Federations, and the IFCJ Food and Medicine Lifeline, JDC’s operational partnership with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ).

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