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.
Building a Flourishing Future: A Conversation with Ilia Salita
In this Q&A, Ilia Salita of Genesis Philanthropy Group shares his thoughts on the Russian-speaking Jews, philanthropy, and the future of the global Jewish community.
Voices from the Far Side of the World
We’re launching the new JDC Voices, a space where you can hear from members of the JDC family — staff, volunteers, clients, donors, and friends from all over the world. There’s no more fitting way to start than with a story we received from JDC Board member Amir Halevy, who recently visited Siberia with the photography group, Jdocu.
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!