Search Results for: romania

European Jews Build Community Beyond Borders

“I’ve participated in Gesher four years in a row because it provides an unparalleled opportunity to bond and connect with international peers in a Jewish context,” shared Olivera J., a 25-year-old medical student from Macedonia, after participating in the …

Read more

Young European Jewish Leaders Work Towards Bright Future

While the current economic stability of European countries is wavering, the future of the region’s Jewish leadership appears promising. Recently, a group of 20-something Jewish young adults from 12 countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, …

Read more

At JDC Szarvas Camp in Hungary, Indians Complete Global Gathering for Young Jews

When Adir Bhastekar told his parents he had been offered the opportunity to leave the bustling, crowded streets of Mumbai this summer to travel to far-off Szarvas, Hungary, they told him to jump at the chance. They wanted …

Read more

JDC Summer Retreats Provide Children-at-Risk Sunshine and Jewish Celebration

From the vast expanses of Siberia to the picturesque forests of the Baltics, Jewish children—some at risk from homes suffering alcoholism, drug abuse, or poverty—are learning about their Jewish heritage this summer. More than 60 American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee …

Read more

Federation leaders hear firsthand how dollars are spent overseas

Rick Goldstein, Federation immediate past president, also addressed the leadership briefing about his experiences at the recent American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Ambassador Circle conference. The JDC’s mission focuses on three areas: rescue of Jews at risk; relief of …

Read more

JDC Celebrates 95 Years of International Humanitarian Aid

In 1914, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Henry Morgenthau sent a telegram to philanthropist Jacob H. Schiff asking for $50,000 to feed starving Jews in Palestine during World War I. Within one month, the money was raised through a collaboration of …

Read more

JDC Programs for Global Disabled Offer Paths to Fuller Lives

Across the globe, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is making life more meaningful for people with disabilities. Whether it’s a blind, 88-year-old Romanian Jew or a 17-year-old Tunisian with Down syndrome, JDC’s high-impact programs—found in …

Read more

Before the World Vanished

… Vishniac began making trips from Berlin to photograph the ghettos of Russia, Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia, and Lithuania in 1935. He was commissioned to take these pictures by JDC……

Read more

Better Connected

Timisoara, Romania – Throughout the region, Jewish life offers a growing number of social and religious and cultural programs. Many are homegrown and home-led, decreasingly dependent on the expertise of such overseas organizations as JDC or the New York-based Ronald …

Read more

Black Sea Jews Plan E.U. Entry

…”We’ve been trying to break down walls between young people, to bring them together to realize there’s a whole Jewish community around them,” said Sadikario, 25, a Macedonian Jew — of a community of just 200 people — who works …

Read more