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JDC FSU and Israel Departments Team Up to Promote Volunteerism

You might think JDC’s Former Soviet Union (FSU) department would have little in common with Ashalim, our partnership with the Government of Israel to address children and youth at risk.

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Carrying Ralph Goldman’s Legacy Forward

Hebrew University President Menahem Ben-Sasson and Israel Supreme Court Deputy President Eliyakim Rubinstein were among the distinguished guests today at the opening of the Ralph I. Goldman Center for Social Welfare, Ethics, and Judaism at the university’s Baerwald School of Social Work and Social Welfare, where Prof. Yedidiya Stern presented the opening lecture.

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2nd Annual European Jewish Resilience Conference Helps Strengthen Tenacious Jewish Communities

As European Jews continue to face challenges including terror attacks, growing nationalism, rising anti-Semitism, the Syrian refugee crisis, and complex socioeconomic challenges, JDC believes strengthening Jewish community resilience and planning for the future are key to ensuring thriving Jewish life across the continent.

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Life is But a Dream at New Halom JCC in Kiev

Yesterday, Kiev’s Jewish community and JDC held a special dedication for the Halom Jewish Community Center (JCC) in a ceremony that highlights the incredible revitalization of Jewish life since the fall of Communism, and even in the face of the current crisis.

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JDC in a Changing World

photo: photo credit: Romina Hendlin

The following is a speech given by Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein at a JDC Schiff Society meeting on September 26, 2016.

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In Cuba, Blending Fun and Jewish Community

JDC brought a blend of fun and Jewish community-building to Cuba recently, with a special beach day outing.

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Gratitude and Action: Coming Together to Do Good

By: Rebecca Neuwirth

My friends Ron Burton and Steve Silverman set off a month ago to help underprivileged children in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to attend a most amazing summer camp.

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Back to the Future: Active Jewish Teens

By: Marina Klimchuk

It's been 21 years and now I’m a JDC Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps fellow, back in the same country my parents once felt forced to leave.

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At Szarvas Summer Camp, Finding My Own Jewish Identity

– Gabriella Kula

Szarvas gave me an understanding of how precious Judaism is, what an asset it is to my identity.

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Empowering Grassroots Innovation

Innovation, effectiveness and compassion are hallmarks of JDC’s important work caring for Jews and others in need. As JDC enters its second century of work, it is at the vanguard of the movement to foster grassroots innovation.

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Building Community in Jewish China

Tags: Education

For the fourth year in a row, the Chinese Jewish community met to discuss a vast selection of educational topics at the Limmud conference in Beijing.

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Making Meaningful Connections in Houston

By: Rebecca Neuwirth

photo: Jen Berman/JDC

Ukrainian and Hungarian Jews, Israelis, and American Jewish leaders converged on Houston for the first-ever Global Symposium in Texas.

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Celebrating 10 Years of Limmud Keshet Bulgaria

By: Julia Dandolova

Tags: Education

Every year, we see more and more sessions – but what’s more important is that every year more and more volunteers want to be a part of Limmud.

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From the CEO: On Jewish Unity and Inclusion

By: Alan H. Gill

In our yearning to reach out and offer solace and hope to those most in need, we tap the deepest part of our connectedness as a Jewish people and transcend the labels, divisions, and the differences that seem to divide us.

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Finding My Global Jewish Family in "Georgia (Europe)"

– Fernando Camisar

photo: Alex Weisler/JDC
Tags: Entwine

Georgia began for me as “Georgia (Europe),” and ended up being the names, the experiences, the aromas, the flavors, the friends, and the feelings.

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On Crimean Peninsula, Building Jewish Community

Despite the political crisis that has plagued Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula since 2014, JDC's activities in cities like Sevastopol and Simferopol continue unabated.

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Judafest Celebrates Hungarian Jewish Pride, Identity

For eight years, the JDC-sponsored Judafest festival has brought thousands of members of Hungary’s Jewish community to the streets to celebrate their culture and share their pride in their identity.

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Making a Difference—with Lemonade and a Smile

For Sam Cohen and his friend Lars Clausen, much of their past week in school was spent worrying about what was happening to children like themselves in Nepal.

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The World Needs to Know That We Care

Hear from philanthropist Steve Silverman: "Why do I do this? I do this because at the heart, JDC is about our Jewish heritage."

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Celebrating Transformative Educational Seminars in Romania

Tags: Education

Explore how 10 Bereshit seminars — a bright spot during a troubling time for Europe’s Jews — have fostered creativity and connection in Romania's Jewish community.

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