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Global Jewish Reflections | For Bulgarian Jews, JDC Serves as the Best Kind of Big Brother

Global Jewish Reflections is a recurring feature highlighting the spiritual wisdom of rabbis, Jewish educators, and others from around the JDC world.

With this week’s parasha (Torah portion) of Vayeshev, we read the story of the last big hero: Joseph. …

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In Bulgaria, a New Jewish Day School Faces Coronavirus

Back in September, we opened a Jewish day school here in Sofia, Bulgaria — our first such endeavor in 20 years. We began with 75 students, and next year we’re going to have 110, as we’ll add another grade. We …

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The Bulgarian Jewish Community, Coming Together While Social Distancing

When it comes to the coronavirus, I hesitate to use the word “lucky,” but I will say that in Bulgaria, we’ve fared better than many other countries. We had our first case here on March 8, after Italy and the …

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Celebrating 10 Years of Limmud Keshet Bulgaria

Over the past 10 years, Limmud Keshet here in Bulgaria has changed significantly. Every year, we see more and more sessions – but what’s more important is that every year more and more volunteers want to be a part of …

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Bulgaria: Small Jewish Community, Big Impact

I can’t say I’ve ever spent much time thinking about Jewish Bulgaria, past or present. But if I had, I probably would have made the following assumptions based on what I thought I knew about Eastern Europe: (1) Bulgarian Jews …

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Bulgaria and Greece

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