In Minsk, a Week of Good Deeds
In Minsk, volunteers proved again that it doesn’t take much to give back. Whether by contributing your time, skills, or money, you can make a difference in someone’s life starting today.
Sharing Traditions is One of Our Jewish Values
This Passover, we invite you to bring some of the global Jewish community’s traditions to your Seder table.
Jax’s Superheroic JDC Mitzvah Project
For his bar mitzvah project, Jax Zemachson wanted to honor his mother and best friend.
Q&A: Leading Travel Guru Sets Sights on Jewish Europe
Talking Jewish Europe with Travel Guru Ben Frank
Explore the Revamped JDC Archives Site
The JDC Archives, one of the most important collections in the world for the study of modern Jewish history, holds the institutional records of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee since its founding in 1914, showcasing the organization’s key humanitarian work over the past 104 years. Now, after a major revamp, the JDC Archives website is being unveiled with a crisper and cleaner look. In addition, the site’s functionality has been modernized, making it more user and mobile friendly.
JDC’s HOME: Lens on Israel, a New Photo Exhibit, Debuts in NYC
Beyond the latest headlines on Israel is an unseen world of people who make up the country, now celebrating its 70th birthday.
JDC Staff, Researchers Head to Ukraine to Witness Jewish Community Development in the FSU
As we approach the building, we are greeted by the gleeful squeals of small children clad in colorful snowsuits, at play in mounds of bright Ukrainian snow. Kindergarten is in session!
In Time for Yom HaShoah, JDC-Eshel’s Witness Theatre Program Ensures the Stories of Holocaust Survivors are Never Forgotten
On the 27th day in the month of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar, Jewish people will begin to observe Yom HaShoah worldwide, known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. Yom Hashoah pays tribute to the lives and heroic efforts of Jewish people who died in the Holocaust during World War II through lighting memorial candles, reciting the kaddish (a prayer for the dead), and holding commemorative ceremonies or events.
The International Youth Seminar with a Rock-and-Roll Twist that Came to Romania
When you think of famous stars who forever changed music like Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, do you also think of the Babylonian Talmud? If not, after reading about the various Jewish activities that just happened at the “Rock, Reggae, and Rebellious Royals: The Rhythms of Jewish Life as Seen through the Rhythms of Popular Song” international youth seminar, from March 15-18, in Timisoara, Romania, you just might.
Here’s How JDC and Jewish Communities Celebrate Purim Across the World
From February 28 to March 1, vibrant festivals and events will be held globally to commemorate Purim, the holiday that recounts the heroic efforts of Mordecai and Esther, the twosome who foiled Haman’s evil plan to kill the Jews in the ancient Persian Empire.