In Georgia, JDC’s Active Jewish Teens Network Has Become a Family Tradition
As a counselor for JDC’s Active Jewish Teens program in Tbilisi, Duka Kakiashvili is helping build the next generation of young Jewish leaders — alongside his mother.
Amidst Coronavirus, One Jewish Teen in Moldova Rallied Volunteers to Feed the Homebound Elderly
When coronavirus hit Moldova, Katya Rybak had an idea: Her family could use their restaurant to cook for elderly Jews who could no longer leave their homes.
JDC’s Ralph I. Goldman Fellow Reflects on Jewish Responsibility and Resilience
JDC Entwine’s Ralph I. Goldman Fellow considers what he’s learned since the Coronavirus pandemic began through the lens of Ralph I. Goldman’s own words.
In Israel, Adapting Rehabilitation to the Reality of Coronavirus
When Covid-19 transformed her family life and her geriatric rehabilitation work, Amanda Klahr found ways to make the challenges into opportunities.
In Bulgaria, a New Jewish Day School Faces Coronavirus
The Jewish community in Sofia, Bulgaria accomplished something incredible — opening their own Jewish day school. But just as they found their sea legs, the coronavirus pandemic hit.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fighting Breast Cancer and Coronavirus the Jewish Way
Former JDC employee and ThinkPink founder Nela Hasic shares how coronavirus has changed the work of fighting breast cancer but leaves her hopeful for the future.
World Refugee Day: A Jewish Recipe from One Woman Making a New “Warm Home” in Ukraine
In honor of World Refugee Day, we share the story of Meri Zegelman, an Internally Displaced Person in Ukraine, who has become a vital member of her new home community in Kharkiv. Plus one of her recipes!
Betting on a Jewish Future: How the Kaplan Leadership Initiative Supports Young Jewish Leaders
Sasha Gutenberg, Hillel director in Novosibirsk, Russia, writes about how the Kaplan Leadership Initiative has empowered her to join an international community of young leaders who are building the Jewish future.
Vulnerable and Isolated: A Whole New Meaning
One JDC staff member reflects on how the coronavirus pandemic has given her new insight into the plight faced by the elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union that JDC serves.
In Ethiopia, a Long Walk to a Healthy Spine
Bires Gashu used to be mocked for his spinal deformity. Here, he shares the story of his long trek to receive live-changing care from Dr. Rick Hodes.