Global Jewish Reflections | Moving Boulders (and Building Jewish Community) Together
This week’s Torah portion, Vaiera, reminds us of the power of the collective to tackle communal programs, Rabbi Joshua Mikutis writes.
A Love Letter to Artifacts: The Treasures Housed in JDC’s Archives
For JDC archivist Abra Cohen, objects like a DP camp tallit or a scrapbook from wartime Shanghai help tell the story of JDC’s impact since 1914.
Global Jewish Reflections | Using Torah Study to Give Back to My Ukrainian Jewish Community During the Pandemic
When the pandemic came, volunteer Valentina Limonova began recording a weekly Torah study lesson for the Jewish community of Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Global Jewish Reflections | In Moldova, Building a Bridge Between Generations
When Ruth Penan traveled to Moldova on a JDC staff study trip, she got to see the organization’s lifesaving work firsthand.
Caring for Ukraine’s Most Vulnerable Elderly Jews: My Passion, My Purpose
JDC homecare worker Nadezhda Borsch cares for vulnerable elderly Jews in Kyiv, Ukraine — something she sees as a responsibility and a calling.
Global Jewish Reflections | Celebrating Havdalah, Community, and Connection in Havana
Havdalah is a chance not just to transition out of Shabbat but also our own power to create and build community, JDC Entwine’s Rabbi Joshua Mikutis writes.
Global Jewish Reflections | In Georgia and Azerbaijan, Food Felt Like a Family Reunion
While on a trip to the Caucasus with JDC Entwine, Rabbi Sarah Berman discovered the importance of food in bringing communities together and helping Jews in need.
Global Jewish Reflections | Dancing in Russia, Balancing Family Reunion and Global Jewish Responsibility
When Sarah Allen was 26, she traveled to Russia and danced with a stranger at a Passover seder in Tver — an encounter that continues to inspire her today.
Global Jewish Reflections | Far From Home, Celebrating Chanukah in Spain
Now living in Spain, rabbinical student Becky Jaye describes how she’s found comfort and community in the country’s Jewish history.
An Ode to Community and Draniki, the Humble Belarusian Latke
In tracking down recipes for draniki, the Belarusian potato pancake, JDC’s Marina Gatskan discovers powerful story of Jewish community revival.