By Marcelo Dimenstein As debates about the future of Jews in Europe wade between despair and hope, revival and caution, unexplored trends are influencing the trajectory of Jewish life in the region. Among these developments is the growing number of Israelis - an estimated 100,000 according to some recent data - integrating into European society and Jewish community life and dynamics. It’s therefore critically important to have a better … [Read more...] about A Fresh Look At Israelis in Europe
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Ambassadors to Ukraine 2017 - Teen Reflection By Jacob Ioffe When I first learned about Ambassadors to Ukraine, a unique opportunity for BBYO members from North America, Europe and Israel to join our brothers and sisters in Active Jewish Teens - the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s growing teen movement in the former Soviet Union and a BBYO partner through our global JDC partnership to engage Jewish teens worldwide - at their … [Read more...] about Thriving Jewish Life in Ukraine: Could I Ever Have Imagined It?
This Chanukah, thousands of Jews in the former Soviet Union will celebrate the annual Festival of Lights by partaking in holiday celebrations and menorah lightings, concerts, holiday meals, and Jewish cultural workshops at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC) network of Hesed social welfare centers and Jewish community centers. Scores of JDC-trained volunteers of all ages are leading these Chanukah activities, a growing trend … [Read more...] about JDC Chanukah Celebrations Bring Out Thousands across the Former Soviet Union
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) will celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) with a week of educational, training, and volunteer activities in eight countries worldwide. Leveraging the expertise of Israel Unlimited - JDC’s partnership with the Ruderman Family Foundation and Israeli Government to advance inclusivity and independent living for Israelis with disabilities - Jewish community leaders … [Read more...] about JDC Global Activities Promote International Day of Persons with Disabilities
For too many Jews around the world, poverty is a stark reality. In the former Soviet Union, elderly Jews who endured Soviet oppression, and others who also survived the Holocaust, are left to piece together a life with only a few dollars a day. Not only must they contend with abject poverty and hunger, many are also alone, as family and friends have left the country or died from disease, tragic accidents, or old age. For these needy … [Read more...] about Faces of Hope, Lives of Dignity