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In Barcelona, Presidents of Europe_Ñés Jewish Communities Sign Historic Solidarity Pledge

Maxim Benvenisti, 59, President of SHALOM, the Organization of Bulgarian Jews and JDC’s main partner in Bulgaria, says the dramatic impact of Europe’s economic crisis makes him fearful for the future of his community.

“There is an increasing …

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JDC Receives Grant to Further Expand West Coast Global Jewish Education, Service Opportunities

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) — through its Entwine initiative for young Jewish leaders — will further expand its educational and global service opportunities for West Coast Jews in their 20’s and 30’s thanks to grants …

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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 Responds to Extreme Winter Weather in Europe and Former Soviet Union

As a wave of dangerous winter weather continues to grip Eastern Europe and parts of the former Soviet Union, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has activated its emergency winter response system to supplement the care it …

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Jewish Camps and Family Retreats Build Community across Europe and FSU

Svetlana is raising her little girl Natalia, age 5, alone in a tiny two–room home that has no running water or indoor plumbing, and nothing but an oven to keep them warm in the cold Belarussian winters. Supporting her daughter …

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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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Reviving Baltic Jewish Communities One Camper at a Time

The great history of the Baltic region as a center of Jewish learning and culture—nearly destroyed by the Holocaust and decades of communist repression—is finding expression once again, with JDC support, in the reemerging Jewish communities of Lithuania, Latvia

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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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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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