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Rebirthing Bulgaria’s Jewish Community

A feature on JDC’s work in Bulgaria, including interviews with JDC’s Julia Dandalova and JDC Entwine Fellow Maia Ferdman.…

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Purim Celebrations in Bulgaria Reverberate with Strength and Solidarity

When Jewish girls in Bulgaria dress up this week as Queen Esther, they’re not only reenacting Purim’s ancient tale of rescue – they are commemorating the fact that their own community was saved from extinction at the hands of the …

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In Bulgaria, Joining Forces To Help Needy

Jews in Bulgaria and JDC are working together to fill the gaps for Jews in need…

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Judafest in Bulgaria

For JDC staff member Julia Dandolova, the chance to see more than 10,000 Bulgarians pack the streets of Sofia for a daylong Jewish festival was nothing short of “breathtaking.”

The Shalom Sofia Fest — modeled after Budapest’s popular JDC-supported Judafest, …

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Aiding Bulgaria_Ñés Families in Crisis

As she was turning 16 this year, Jackey wished she could look forward to a bright future full of possibilities. But coming of age during Bulgaria’s economic decline has left her feeling far less certain about her opportunities.

That’s …

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Aiding Bulgaria_Ñés _ÑÒNew Poor_ѝ Families

When Isak, 6, Stephany, 11, and Maria, 13, received their first JDC package of winter clothing they embraced the social worker and exclaimed, “These are our first new jeans! We’ve never had jeans that were our size before.”

Their parents, …

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The New Generation Leads Jewish Renewal in Bulgaria

Martin Levy remembers his first time wearing a kippa and saying the Hamotzi on Shabbat. He was 11 years old, attending his first Jewish summer camp session in Kovachevtsi, Bulgaria.

“My counselors showed me how to be Jewish; …

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A Jewish community president who can’t be called to the Torah? Meet Bulgaria’s Alex Osca

A feature on the Alex Oscar, president of the Bulgarian Jewish community, and a graduate of JDC vanguard leadership programs for young Jews in Eastern Europe. …

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On Chanukah, JDC and Bulgarian Jewish Community Dedicate New Jewish Preschool

As Jews around the world begin celebrating Chanukah tonight, Shlomo, a 33-year-old father of two from Sofia, Bulgaria, will be giving the gift of a Jewish education to his children through Gan Balagan, Sofia’s first Jewish preschool …

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JDC Chanukah Candle-Lightings on Facebook to Connect Jews Worldwide

December 8, 2020 – New York, NY– As a way to connect Jews during the pandemic’s second wave, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is inviting people to join the organization on Facebook and unite with different Jewish communities …

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