Together, we build new generations of leaders capable of taking on tomorrow’s challenges and shaping the future of Jewish life. This means giving Jews from Minsk to Mumbai pathways to express their Jewish identity and encouraging grassroots efforts that welcome Jews of all ages and backgrounds to claim their stake in — and shape — the Jewish future. We do this by working hand-in-hand with communities around the world, empowering them to realize their own dreams and care for their most vulnerable.
Our global Jewish service program, where young volunteers support their fellow Jews and others in need, is the largest in the world — and growing. We are building new generations of lay and professional leaders who are poised to take on the challenges of tomorrow and inspired to act on the value of global Jewish responsibility. Living Jewish values is how we sustain Jewish life today and for tomorrow.
Strong community has proven particularly vital during the COVID-19 pandemic, as a source of care, a safeguard against isolation, and as a powerful tool for sharing knowledge and resources. Facing lockdowns, Jewish communities from Cuba to Poland and Moldova to Morocco quickly found innovative ways to support and engage their members — a testament to their ingenuity and to JDC’s support and ongoing investment in strengthening Jewish communities’ leadership and resilience worldwide.
We cultivate a Jewish future, because the Jewish part of Jewish life is worth fighting for.