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.
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.