Extreme winter weather harms elderly Jews in Eastern Europe
JDC’s emergency response to the deadly cold weather in Eastern Europe is highlighted. In addition to JTA, JointMedia News Service and The Jewish Week also picked up JDC’s efforts.
Women's Wear Daily
Designer Ilie Wacs Pens Memoir
Fashion designer Ilie Wacs and his sister Deborah Strobin recall their youth in the Shanghai Ghetto and the work that JDC did to help Ilie start his fashion career.
Miracles do happen – but they cost money
An interview with Dr. Rick Hodes, JDC’s heroic medical director in Ethiopia, and his partnership with local Vancouver doctors, hospitals and philanthropists.
Asian Jewish Life
Laura Margolis in the Spotlight: Portrait of a heroine in Shanghai
A retrospective on the work and life-saving efforts of JDC’s Laura Margolis in Shanghai during the Second World War.
2 Years After Quake, Haiti A Mess – With A Ray Of Hope.
JDC’s Haiti work in the area of rehab services for the disabled and children’s education is highlighted in this wrap-up on what work Jewish groups are doing in the earthquake-ravaged nation.
A Hug A Day Keeps The Trauma Away
A major feature by one of Israel’s leading media outlets on the groundbreaking post-trauma work with children being done by JDC in Japan through it’s renowned Hibuki stuffed-animal program.
Turning Hanukkah into a holiday of helping
JDC CEO Steven Schwager is quoted on Jewish trends in philanthropic living during the holiday season, especially for Chanukah.
Helping Haiti, Long After the Quake Ended
Examining the long-term work of Jewish groups in Haiti, JDC is highlighted for its work among the island’s disabled, school children, and other populations struggling after the earthquake.
Jewish home on the range
A feature on the Jewish gauchos of Argentina that spotlights JDC’s work in the Argentine provinces and in Argentina overall during the country’s financial crisis from 2001 to today.
Help for earthquake victims in Turkey
JDC appears at the forefront of relief efforts in a story about the devastation and ways to help people affected in the immediate aftermath of a 7.2 earthquake in Turkey’s Van province.
Fearing bankruptcy, Greek Jews ask brethren abroad for help
A story examining the impact of the Greek debt crisis on its Jewish community and JDC’s possible role in efforts to help the community in its time of need.
Wall Street Journal
A Miraculous Post-Soviet Religious Revival
An op-ed by JDC’s CEO Steven Schwager reflecting on the extraordinary renaissance of Jewish life 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Israeli trauma program to help Japan tsunami victims
A look at the expansion of JDC’s flagship Hibuki program – designed to help Israeli children cope with post-traumatic stress from rocket attacks – to Japan to aid children dealing with tsunami-related trauma.
The Challenges of Jewish Service
After a challenging service trip to the Jewish community of Siberia, Emily Alhadeff explores Jewish life in the region and interviews JDC experts Asher Ostrin and Sarah Eisenman.
The Jews of Havana Found Their Roots
Exploring the revival of Jewish life in Cuba, this article notes the historic presence of JDC’s in ensuring Jewish life could thrive again after the organization’s return in 1992.
Keeping going the Jewish gauchos of Argentina
Letter to the Editor from JDC CEO Steven Schwager on the organization’s ongoing commitment to remnant Jewish communities such as Argentina’s Jewish cowboys and farmers in the provinces.
Voice of America
Forever Changed, A Belarus Shtetl 70 Years After the Nazi
Judith Matloff’s examination of the lives of elderly, poor Jews – especially Holocaust survivors – in Belarus noting JDC’s life-saving role in supporting them.
Rubble and Repair
A sweeping look at Jewish and Israeli relief efforts in Haiti featuring interviews with JDC’s Haiti Representative Gideon Herscher.
A determined commitment to Jewish life
A look at the revival of Jewish life in Romania and the impact JDC has had in helping the Jewish community there grow and flourish.
Landmark study provides snapshot of new Jewish identity in Central Europe
JDC’s pioneering research and programming for Central/Easter European Jewish communities is highlighted in light of massive changes since the collapse of Communism in the region.