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In Caracas, a Jewish Community at a Crossroads

Facing a moment of significant change and challenges, the Jewish community of Venezuela is being steered through today’s realities by its dedicated leaders, with steadfast support from JDC.

Anabella G. is the Executive Director of Hebraica, the Jewish Community Center …

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In Turbulent Times, Community Brings Young Balkan Jews Respite

Eric, 26, echoes the frustration of his generation as they confront an uncertain future in their native Greece and neighboring euro zone countries. “Our economic and political situation is really difficult. People are struggling and they are angry,” he said. …

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JDC Summer Activities Shape Jewish Identity in Europe, Former Soviet Union

For Natalia, a 5-year-old from Belarus, and nearly 15,000 Jewish children and their families, this summer will be filled with memorable celebrations of Jewish life and identity. In more than 130 family and youth retreats and Shabbat weekends across …

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Survivors Garner Strength from Each Other and New Generation

Tzvi W. is haunted by visions from Dr. Joseph Mengele’s torture chambers, where he and his twin were sent at age 14. “From the minute I entered the camp and had a number tattooed on my arm until I finally …

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Cultivating Jewish Leaders Across Borders

A lot can happen in 10 years. Just ask the more than 300 participants in May’s annual Weinberg Gesher Young Leaders Institute, held in Bulgaria. What began a decade ago as a cross-border seminar to network Jewish students has …

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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.…

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JDC-ICCD Releases New 5-Country Survey on European Jewish Attitudes and Trends

A new research study on Jewish identity and community participation in Central and Eastern Europe identifies trends among Jewish adults in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, and Romania. Identity à la Carte, a two-year and …

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Balkan Caravan Takes Purim Pride on the Road

Daria’s face lights up as she describes her participation in the Purim Caravan that will be voyaging across the Balkans this week. “All the things that we do … dancing, singing, acting, traveling, teaching other Jews around Europe … are …

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JDC Summer Retreats Rekindle Jewish Life in Europe, Former Soviet Union

Looking at 7-year old “Paula,” whose happy eyes glow as she sings one of the new Hebrew songs she recently learned, one would never guess she is the first member of her family in 70 years to be born with …

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Forging a Stronger Jewish Identity under the Summer Sun

Throughout Central and Eastern Europe, where entire generations were cut off from their Jewish heritage and community life was actively discouraged, Jewish camping is a meaningful and effective outlet for building Jewish awareness and identity among children and families. These …

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