From Fears to Peers: How One Russian Teen Found Community in His Jewish Heritage
Three years ago, Leonid Rud was afraid of being Jewish. Now, he’s the co-president of Active Jewish Teens, a network that reaches more than 3,200 Jewish teens in 63 cities across the former Soviet Union.
At Szarvas, Summer Camp is the Gateway to Jewish Leadership
For Rebeka Mucheva, a summer at Camp Szarvas was her first step toward becoming a Jewish leader in both her home of North Macedonia and the global Jewish community.
Global Jewish Reflections | This Elul, We Are All Each Other’s Beloveds
In Jewish tradition, Elul — the month leading up to Rosh Hashanah — is a particularly sacred time of preparation for the new year. To commemorate its start, rabbinical student Rachel Simmons explores a verse from Song of Songs.
In India, Helping Self-Employed Women Overcome Coronavirus
In honor of World Humanitarian Day, we share the stories of three women who’ve been helped by JDC’s partnership with the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Cooperative Federation in India.
Helping Young German Jews Navigate a Complicated Identity
For Benjamin Fischer, reconciling his German and Jewish identities has been a lifelong project. Fortunately, JDC has been there to help.
Fighting Israeli Elderly’s Coronavirus Loneliness with Socially Distanced “Parties”
In the face of coronavirus, JDC and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation have organized a series of socially distant parties in Israel, bringing happiness and joy to isolated elderly.
At the Warsaw JCC, Coronavirus Can’t Stop Jewish Cooking Classes
Maria Kos of the Warsaw JCC shares how she brings Jewish cooking to her community, even when it has to happen over Zoom.
Tu B’Av: A Jewish Love Story Over a Decade in the Making
For Tu B’Av, we share the love story of two young Moldovan Jewish people whose romance was interwoven with their participation in and leadership of the JDC-supported Jewish community of Bălți.
Tu B’Av: From Szarvas, a Summer Camp Love Story
In the spirit of Tu B’Av, we share Hanga and Szoszo’s story of finding love at Camp Szarvas, the JDC-Ronald S. Lauder Foundation international Jewish summer camp in Hungary.
On Tisha B’Av, Mourning Tragedy and Building the Jewish Future
In honor of Tisha B’Av, Rabbi Joshua Mikutis reflects on a trip to Latvia that brought him face-to-face with Latvian Jews’ tragic history and hopeful future.