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.
Global Jewish Reflections | For Bulgarian Jews, JDC Serves as the Best Kind of Big Brother
Jewish educator Maxim Delchev reflects on the story of Joseph and his brothers, connecting it to JDC’s role in the Bulgarian Jewish community.
Through Travels with JDC, Connecting My Family to the Global Jewish Story
When Kathy Kanter took a family heritage trip to Belarus, she found herself forging even deeper connections to her global Jewish family.
Global Jewish Reflections | Entwining Our Jewish Lives with Worlds of Difference
Rabbi Jesse Paikin connects Parashat Vayishlach to the importance of travel in expanding our worldview — something he learned in the Caucasus with JDC Entwine.
Global Jewish Reflections | In Ukraine, Living a Jewish Life My Ancestors Couldn’t Have Imagined
Living and working in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Jewish educator Artem Okun is committed to building a Jewish future in the former Soviet Union.