INSIDE TOV: Israel’s Role in Transforming Ethiopian Farming
In honor of Tu B’shvat, we’re taking a deeper dive into one aspect of Tikkun Olam Ventures (TOV),JDC’s innovative program that combines Jewish philanthropy and Israeli agricultural know-how to improve the lives of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia.
After the Liberation: The Hard Work of Relief and Recovery Begins
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, learn how JDC, acting on behalf of the Jews of North America, sprang into action as one Nazi death camp after another was liberated.
In Ukraine, Seeing Through New Eyes
Arin Kahan’s trip to Ukraine was a chance to see the work her father is so passionate about, and see her father in a new light.
At AJT, Young Leaders are the Jewish Future in the Former Soviet Union
We talked to newly elected Active Jewish Teens Co-Presidents, Irina Kozak of Kharkov, Ukraine and Leonid Rud of St. Petersburg, Russia about their new roles, their personal connections to their Jewish heritage, and what they hope to accomplish as leaders within the AJT community.
Spotlight on Sarajevo: An Epic Rescue from a City Under Siege
JDC is the global Jewish 9-1-1, putting Jewish values into action when the world needs it most. The 1992-95 Bosnian War was one of those times. The way JDC responded to the siege of Sarajevo is a story that needs retelling—to educate a new generation, and inspire us all
One Farmer at a Time, TOV Changes Lives
Launched one year ago, TOV is JDC’s program that focuses on improving the lives of farmers in Africa through access to Israeli agricultural technology and Jewish philanthropic loans.
Battling Breast Cancer in Bosnia Means Changing the Narrative
With the support of JDC, Nela Hasic and her team in Bosnia-Herzegovina her own breast cancer-fighting NGO called THINK PINK.
A Global Experience Around the Shabbat Table
On September 13th, JDC Entwine and OneTable brought young Jews in eight cities together for a Global Shabbat Experience that combined the personal with the global.
In Conversation: The Organizers of JDC’s Global Women’s Summit
We sat down with the Imagine More co-chairs — Jayne Lipman, Michele Rosen, and Susie Stern — to find out what motivates them and why they’re so passionate about women’s issues and JDC.
Part of Something Bigger: How Volunteering Builds Community
As a child raised in a Modern Orthodox Jewish community in the United States, volunteering was a tenet taught to me from a young age. But when I graduated high school and life became busy with other engagements, my commitment to volunteering fell by the wayside. It wasn’t until I attended a volunteer conference in Kiev, Ukraine this past May that I realized what I had been missing.