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.
Global Jewish Reflections | Processing Trauma and Staying Connected to Global Jewry — Even During a Pandemic
This week’s Torah portions, Tazria-Metzora, speak of collective healing from trauma. For rabbinical student Aaron Blasband, virtual experiences with JDC Entwine provided a toolkit for processing the pandemic.
Global Jewish Reflections | In Venezuela, Overcoming Obstacles, Just as the Passover Story Teaches
For Venezuelan Jewish educator Raquel Markus-Finckler, Passover is a chance to connect her community’s journey to the ancient story of the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt.
Living in Dubai and Working to Build Jewish Community
For JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps Fellow Reva Gorelick, living in Dubai is a chance to discover the true meaning of Jewish community.