Global Jewish Reflections | Learning in the Time of “Corona”
For Jewish educator Rabbi David Levin-Kruss, a monthly study circle was a chance to strengthen global Jewish connections even during the pandemic.
Global Jewish Reflections | In Nepal, Balancing Curiosity and Cultural Sensitivity
When JDC Entwine’s Andrew Belinfante visited Nepal in 2018, he reflected on the challenges and opportunities of inhabiting a different culture.
The Open Door: In Belarus, A Volunteer Reflects on Service and Community
As a JDC volunteer, Sergey Ignatiev embodies JDC’s longstanding commitment to compassionate service. In this reflection, Sergey discusses the meaning of volunteerism, and how JDC has changed his life.
Global Jewish Reflections | Another Level: A Weitzman-JDC Fellow Discovers Holiness in Jerusalem
What does holiness look like? Jamie Field, a second-year Weitzman-JDC Fellow, found the answer to this question in Jerusalem.
Global Jewish Reflections | On Earth Day, Reflecting on My Roots in Jewish Ukraine
For JDC volunteer Alla Krishtal in Poltava, Ukraine, Earth Day is a chance to both remember her family’s history and write the next chapter of her own Jewish story.
Through Photography and JDC, Diving Deeper Into My Beloved Israel
For JDC Ambassador Orna Stern, trips to Israel with JDC have been a chance to explore her own birthplace in a new way.
Through Trips with JDC Entwine, Learning About Global Jewish Resilience
Dan Brotman’s trips with JDC Entwine — to India, Nepal, and virtually to Morocco — have given him a master class in global Jewish resilience, offering lessons he plans to apply to his Canadian Jewish life.
You Are Not Alone: A Jewish Communal Professional Reflects on Care in the Time of Covid
COVID-19 has changed the way we care for the most vulnerable. Jutta Josepovici, a leading social services worker in Frankfurt, Germany, reflects on the challenges and opportunities of this moment.
When Matzah Was Forbidden: A Passover Story
Nina Belitskaya, 89, remembers when matzah was forbidden. In this reflection, Nina recalls the moment she risked everything so that her family could savor a timeless Passover tradition.
A Joint Project: A JDC Educator Reflects on Intergenerational Education
What can the elderly teach us about Passover? Educator and youth coordinator Grigoriy Morozov reflects on the importance of intergenerational education during the Passover season.