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JDC has a big, bold vision for the future: Jewish values being put into action when the world needs them most. And we want you to be a part of the action! From joining our social community to attending an exciting event to traveling overseas, you can choose how you’d like to experience JDC’s work around the world.

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Whether it’s a Chanukah party in Budapest, a training for farmers in Ethiopia, or a historical lecture at a New York City museum, there’s always something amazing happening in the JDC world. See it for yourself on a mission, or hear from one of our experts at a special event.

JDC Missions & Events

  • Yechiel Bar-Chaim and Ivan Čerešnješ

    Webinar

    Jewish Resilience and Resourcefulness During the War in Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1992-1995

    Date

    November 12, 2020

    Time

    12pm-13:30pm EST

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  • Sara Halpern

    Webinar

    The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to the Rescue in Shanghai: From 1941 to 1951

    Date

    October 22, 2020

    Time

    7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT

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  • IRMI

    Film Screening

    IRMI

    Date

    October 28, 2020

    Time

    7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT

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  • JDC Board Forums - The Insider Experience

    Webinar

    JDC Board Forums - The Insider Experience

    Date

    September 24 - October 22

    Time

    Varies

    *Please email ambassadors@JDC.org to request access.

  • Community and connection: JDC in Latin America

    Webinar

    Community and connection: JDC in Latin America

    Date

    Monday November 2, 9 & 16

    Time

    12pm EST

    *Please email ambassadors@JDC.org to request access.

  • JDC Entwine’s Virtual Meeting Place for Young Adults

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Insider Trips with JDC Entwine

Entwine Insider Trips provide unparalleled cultural immersion and global exchange, complemented by dynamic conversations around the value of global Jewish responsibility. Whether salsa dancing at a synagogue in Havana, sharing tea with a babushka in Odessa, or exploring the souk in Marrakesh, discover  the Jewish world like you’ve never seen it before.

Videos

Liudmila: Kiev's Queen of Chess

In 1960, Liudmila was the top chess player in Ukraine and a member of the Soviet Union’s national team. But life has been cruel to Liudmila. She was born in evacuation, 1,500 kilometers from Kiev, in a Russian city where her family had fled to escape the Nazis. And though she worked in a factory for decades, the collapse of the Soviet Union left her with a pension of less than $2/day.

Liudmila worked hard her whole life, only to end up alone in poverty. Now it’s up to us to help her.

Farming from the Heart: Mudin's Story
Proud and Not Afraid: Alla's Story
Love and Independence: Lior and Lotem's Story
"We're Surviving, and We Will Not Stop": Jewish Life in Warsaw
Inna: One Miracle Worker's Story

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