Jewish Community Voice: JDC provides local student with hands-on Israel experience
For Jews living anywhere but Israel, we can only imagine what it is like to be whisked away to a dreary bomb shelter when sirens signal that incoming enemy rockets are hitting our town. Many of these shelters, often occupied for several days, are a far cry from the comforts of home. For Cherry Hill native Kate Herron, helping to make a bomb shelter a more pleasant place was truly an invigorating experience. Herron recently participated in a 10-day, groundbreaking mission to Israel sponsored by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), an overseas partner of the Jewish Federation that is supported each year through the Federation Annual Campaign.