Celebrating Women Worldwide
It’s not every day women are celebrated for their contributions around the globe—but it is at least once a year. International Women’s Day, celebrated today and every 8th of March since 1911, is the perfect opportunity to showcase JDC’s Eshet Chayil program, one of dozens of JDC projects empowering women worldwide. First piloted in Israel in 1994 and currently part of JDC’s cutting-edge TEVET employment initiative with the Government of Israel, Eshet Chayil orients immigrant women from Ethiopia, the former Soviet Union, and beyond to the Israeli workplace, helps them acquire job readiness, and teaches them to harness the power of networking to successfully enter—and advance in—the working world. Happy International Women’s Day!
JDC Passover Recipes for Your Festive Meal
You can heat up that matzah-ball soup and whip up grandpa’s famous firehouse horseradish, but make room for new Passover tastes from India, Estonia, and Israel.
JDC Service Dispatch from Berlin
Molly, the 2009-2010 recipient of the Roslyn Z. Wolf Cleveland – JDC International Fellowship, is also the first Jewish Service Corps fellow to work in Berlin, Germany. Here she shares a few thoughts on Jewish life and recent Purim festivities hosted by the JDC-supported Bambinim program.
Jewish Life in Ukraine – A Video by Graham Cannon
Wedding anniversary celebrations, children’s recitals, Bubbe going grocery shopping…sound like a typical day in your local Jewish community? Actually, because of the work of JDC it’s a typical day in reemerging Jewish life in Ukraine. Watch this video by Graham Cannon (JDC’s new AEVP, Global Marketing and Communications) that captures his experience visiting our extensive programs in Dnepropetrovsk and Krivoy Rog, Ukraine–a trip that proved both eye-opening and heartwarming.
JDC Responds: Chile Earthquake
In the wake of today’s 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Chile, JDC announced that it will collect funds for relief efforts.
JDC Haggadah Recalls History of Rescue and Renewal
In Every Generation: The JDC Haggadah is hot off the presses in time for your Passover seder. This new haggadah retells the biblical tale of Jewish freedom and redemption utilizing newly released photographs, letters, and documents from the celebrated JDC Archives.
JDC Next Gen in Morocco
JDC’s Next Generation program is spanning the globe to introduce young leaders to JDC from new perspectives. And just this week, Inside Jewish Morocco, JDC’s first-ever National Jewish Young Professionals Trip to North Africa, got underway!
From Haiti, With Thanks
Numerous partnerships, two field missions, and more than $5.7 million raised encompass JDC’s ongoing response to the January 12th earthquake that devastated Haiti. Our work has been captured in a video depicting scenes of heartbreak and glimpses of hope—hope made possible by JDC’s generous supporters.
Helping FSU Children Brave the Cold
For many, this winter delighted with beautiful snow showers, bonus days-off for sledding, and glimpses of stellar athletes giving their all at the 2010 Winter Olympics. But in the former Soviet Union, there are many Jewish children who must go without, whose lives are deeply impacted in a different way by the cold, harsh winter and a frozen economy.
Memories of Sarajevo
Memories of Sarajevo prompted Yechiel B., now JDC Country Director for the Czech Republic, Tunisia, and Algeria, then JDC Country Director for the Former Yugoslavia, to reflect on his work during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina: