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In Battle-Scarred Ukraine, Purim An Incongruous Sight

This Purim JDC staff and community members in and near the war zone in the east of the country will celebrate the holiday despite the hardships visited upon them recently by the conflict.

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Polish Oscar-Winning Movie Sparks Interest in Jewish Issues

Last week, "Ida," a movie about a young woman training to be a nun who shockingly discovers her Jewish roots, won an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

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Silence Speaks Loudly in Cuba

There was no way of knowing when we planned JDC's Board and Ambassadors trip to Cuba in fall 2014 that it would come at such an historic time in Cuban-U.S. relations.

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A Wide Lens on Women's Education in Djerba

Tags: Education

JDC’s investment in education for women in the ancient Jewish community on the island of Djerba is a crucible for the Jewish community development opportunities that arise among the world's most far-flung Jewish communities.

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At Tu B'Shvat Celebration in Bulgaria, Togetherness and Tradition

Those who attended said it was very emotional to see four generations of Bulgarian Jews onstage together, reciting the prayers and singing songs in Ladino.

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Dispatch: On the Ground in Eastern Ukraine

Read reflections from JDC's Vice President Jacky Schimmel, just back from a field visit to war-torn eastern Ukraine.

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In Donetsk Under Fire, Caring For Those Who Remain

Since violence erupted in Ukraine last year, many caretakers and volunteers working for JDC's Hesed social welfare center network have risked their lives treating thousands of homebound and frail elderly around Ukraine.

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In Eastern Ukraine, Fostering Hope

As Ukraine’s crisis continues, marked this past weekend by dozens of deaths in the Black Sea coast city of Mariupol, JDC doubled down on its efforts to care for the most vulnerable Jews still living in the conflict-laden eastern part of the country.

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Nous Sommes Juifs

JDC stands together with the hundreds of thousands of people, including world leaders, who gathered in Paris to stand up to terror.

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Turmoil, Change and Inspiration in the Jewish World

JDC’s annual New York Ambassadors Symposium featured an incredible roster of dedicated JDC field experts and outside speakers.

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In Moving Memoir, Connection to JDC

By: Devorah Landau

Carol Jean Delmar has written and published Serenade, a moving memoir of her parents’ love story and journey from Vienna and Prague to Cuba and the United States as they fled the Nazis.

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Dispatch from Odessa: Winter is Coming

By: Gil Shefler

Every Chanukah for the past two decades, a giant menorah has lit up the central square of the Ukrainian port city of Odessa, bringing a little festive cheer to Jewish and non-Jewish locals during the long winter nights.

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On the Ground in Ukraine

By: Andrew Kahan

This week, I returned from Ukraine after a week-long trip visiting JDC’s programs, clients, and staff in both Odessa and Kiev -- the first time I was personally exposed to the crucial work JDC does in the former Soviet Union.

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From the CEO: Around the World, Snapshots of Jewish Hope

Here are four snapshots from my recent travels – from Israel to Russia to Poland to the Netherlands – which illustrate JDC at work.

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In Germany, Volunteering for Ukraine

Kharkov, Ukraine, is more than 1,100 miles from Berlin, but on November 16, the German Jewish community will celebrate the shared bonds of the global Jewish people.

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Donetsk Jews Celebrate Sukkot

Earlier this month, the Jews of besieged Donetsk -- the city in eastern Ukraine caught in the crossfires of much of the tension and violence plaguing the former Soviet republic -- celebrated a very special Sukkot.

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Moscow JCC Renamed After Ralph Goldman

Tags: Education

One of Moscow's largest Jewish community centers, the Nikitskaya, was renamed in honor of Ralph Goldman, one of the Jewish world's most accomplished leaders who died, at 100, in Jerusalem earlier this month.

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Ebola Crisis: JDC Responds

Against a backdrop of growing global fear about the Ebola virus disease, JDC has moved quickly to contribute to responses.

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Faces of the Ukraine Crisis: Aza Grigorenko

This isn't the first time Aza Grigorenko, 88, has been a refugee. It's not the first time she's been forced to leave her home because of war.

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JDC Global Kitchen: Rosh Hashanah in Morocco

Explore the rich culinary heritage of North Africa’s Jews, with a trio of holiday recipes guaranteed to whet your appetite.

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