Giving Israeli Students an Extra Push This Fall
This new pilot program takes a comprehensive approach to helping students falling through the cracks.
When Karin Goitman of Cincinnati, Ohio, told her Ukrainian-born parents she would spend a year in Ukraine as a JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps fellow, they were a bit surprised.
Jewish children will return this week to the community school JDC supports in Athens, Greece, amid the backdrop of a lingering financial crisis and looming questions about what the future holds.
Aleksey Dolgov doesn’t have to think twice before telling you what he likes best about JDC’s annual Olameinu summer camp for Jews in the Baltics:
For 24-year-old David Csillik — who works as a unit head at Szarvas, JDC and the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation’s pioneering international Jewish summer camp — his purpose is clear.
They came from almost every country in Europe. Dozens of Jewish activists and leaders from Spain to Finland, Greece to the U.K., gathered in Barcelona on June 29 to discuss major issues affecting their communities across Europe including anti-Semitism, political extremism and economic hardship.
Every year on the first Saturday in June, hundreds of people pour into Krakow’s seven preserved synagogues for 7@Nite, a raucous multimedia celebration of the strength and vitality of Jewish culture in Poland.
The “Tzamid Ramla” group is the first of its kind in the adjacent Israeli cities of Lod and Ramla – pioneering sensitive and caring outreach to the parents of children with special needs.
Five years ago, Alona Druzhynina didn’t know she was Jewish. Now, she’s working for JDC in Ukraine, working to get clothes, food, and other necessary supplies to elderly Jews caught in the conflict zone in the eastern part of the country.
When Emilita Monville Oro arrived in Jerusalem, she came solo. Five days later, the Philippines country director of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction left with “14 consultants” – her fellow participants in JDC’s International Women’s Leadership Workshop.