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In Time for Chanukah, Sofia Dedicates First Jewish Preschool in More Than 50 Years

For Shlomo, a 33-year-old father of two from Sofia, Bulgaria, the fact that his daughter Benvenita attends a Jewish preschool is a dream come true. “My wife and I feel it is so important that our child is …

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London Hosts 4th Pan-European Conference of JCCs

Today’s stop: Elsewhere in London.

This past Sunday, more than 370 participants from 31 countries descended on London for the 4th Pan-European Conference of Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Jewish Communities, and Jewish Organisations. Designed to connect Jewish …

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There’s No Place Like Home

As we reported last week, two Torahs handed over to JDC by the New York District Attorney were to make their way to new homes in Sofia, Bulgaria and Belgrade, Serbia. Timing is everything and government …

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NY District Attorney’s Office Hands Over Rescued Torahs to JDC for Overseas Communities

In time for Simchat Torah next week, Jewish communities in Sofia, Bulgaria and Belgrade, Serbia will each get a very special delivery about which to rejoice: a torah. The two Torahs, which were stolen by a Brooklyn man …

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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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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 …

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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, …

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A Moment with JDC CEO Steven Schwager

JDC’s chief exec isn’t the type to be found idling in his office. Steven Schwager likes to move.

In his capacity as JDC executive vice president and CEO, Schwager travels extensively to such diverse locations as Australia, Ethiopia

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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 …

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