JDC Responds to Deadly Nepal Earthquake

In the Manegaun village, where Tevel b'Tzedek Exchange for Change volunteers are, the damage to homes and property has been significant. (All volunteers and villagers are safe and well.) Photo courtesy  Tevel b'Tzedek.

In the Manegaun village, where Tevel b’Tzedek Exchange for Change volunteers are, the damage to homes and property has been significant. (All volunteers and villagers are safe and well.) Photo courtesy Tevel b’Tzedek.

In the wake of the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has begun collecting funds for emerging relief efforts. Amid a quickly rising death toll and widespread destruction in Kathmandu and the surrounding region (including northeast India), JDC’s staff experts in India are consulting with the local authorities, the Nepalese and Indian governments, and global partners to assess the unfolding situation on the ground and ensure survivors’ immediate needs are addressed.

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The Dangers in Russia are Great, says Senior Russian Rabbi

Limmud FSU Moscow, the flagship event of Limmud FSU, is currently taking place in the Moscow countryside. Some 1,400 participants, most between 25-40 are participating.

Limmud FSU Moscow, the flagship event of Limmud FSU, is currently taking place in the Moscow countryside. Some 1,400 participants, most between 25-40 are participating.

Speaking last night at the opening of the annual Limmud FSU conference in Moscow, Alexander Boroda, Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, said; “The Jews of Russia must realize the dangers inherent in the possible collapse of the Putin government to understand the rules of the game and to be aware of the limitations.”

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New Case Study Details Characteristics of Successful Teen Education Funder Collaborative

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A group comprised of 15 national and local funders committed to investing in community-based Jewish teen education initiatives has released a commissioned case study detailing insights and lessons learned from their first two years working together. … [Continue reading]

Passover at Berkeley Hillel: A Strategy for Excellence, Risk Taking, and Creativity

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By Leah Kahn Passover season is arguably the most hectic time in the Jewish calendar. For Hillels around the world, the details, logistics, and knowledge necessary to make it through the holiday amount to a full-scale theatrical production. To … [Continue reading]