Born a Jointnik: A Reflection on Family and a Lifetime Connection to JDC
Growing up, Dasha Dolgova encountered JDC each day. But it wasn’t until she was older that she joined the organization that had given her family so much.
Global Jewish Reflections | The Value of Public Grief: Tisha B’Av and the COVID-19 Pandemic
In this reflection, cantorial student Sam Rosen discusses the notion of “public grief” and how his travels with JDC Entwine have deepened his understanding of Tisha B’Av.
Speaking Across Borders: With JDC, One Woman Forges a Cross-Cultural Friendship
Last year, Ashley Amar had to miss a planned JDC Entwine “Inside Jewish Morocco” trip. But that wasn’t the end of the story.
Becoming a Jewish Educator: An AJT Leader Cultivates Jewish Life in Ukraine
As head of her local Active Jewish Teens (AJT) chapter, Ilona Levit, reflects on how AJT educates and empowers young Jews across the former Soviet Union.
Global Jewish Reflections | Finding Digital Jewish Community From Florida to Russia: A Tale of Two St. Petersburgs
A year into quarantine, JDC-Weitzman Fellow Aaron Torop discovered a digital Jewish world that spanned the globe.
LGBTIQ* Inclusion is a Jewish Value: Building Queer Jewish Life in Germany
What makes LGBTIQ* inclusion a Jewish value? Dalia Grinfeld, a leading advocate for LGBTIQ* Jews in Germany, has the answer.
Like Father, Like Son: Celebrating Father’s Day in Kyiv, Ukraine
This Father’s Day, we interview two families who participate in a father-son program in Kyiv, Ukraine.
In Australia, Creating Dialogue Between Jewish and LGBTQ+ Communities
For the past number of years, Jarod Rhine-Davis has been leading a dialogue that seeks to bridge the LGBTQ+ and Jewish communities. For Pride Month, we speak to Rhine-Davis about this valuable work.
In Moldova, Intergenerational Friendship in the Time of COVID-19
While volunteering at JDC’s volunteer center in Chișinău, Moldova, Eva Baboi made a friend that changed her life for the better.
Global Jewish Reflections | “Zikaron” in Action: A JDC Volunteer Reflects on Memory and Service
As Shavuot approaches, JDC volunteer Ishai Sinelnikov reflects on his work in local Jewish cemeteries.