by Julia Itin The whole concept of volunteer work among the numerous Jews from FSU living in Germany today seems to be a nonexistent. But only at first glance. During Limmud Day Berlin, we interviewed participants only to discover that volunteerism does exist as part of the … [Read more...] about Spotlight: Do Jews from the FSU in Germany Volunteer?
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by Andres Spokoiny and Jay Ruderman On December 6th, nearly 175 leaders - funders, academic experts, and program leaders - came together in New York to explore ways that our community can do more to be fully inclusive of people with disabilities. With the collaborative … [Read more...] about Leveraging Networks: From Commitment to Action
by Abigail Pickus Tegest Heruy Belayneh turned to her colleagues from across the globe who had gathered in Jerusalem for the First International Women's Leadership Workshop sponsored by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). “Suddenly, I don’t feel so alone … [Read more...] about JDC Hosts First International Women’s Leadership Workshop in Jerusalem
by Alex Kadis The Jewish community in Cuba is one of paradoxes. They have rarely faced outright discrimination, yet fear of persecution led to their current precarious existence. The Cuban Jewish community is in the midst of a blossoming revival, yet years of neglect have … [Read more...] about The Cuban Jewish Community (or is it Jewish Cuban?)
by Carl Sheingold, Ph.D The decision of the JFNA to create a Global Planning Table (GPT) has been greeted with a good deal of skepticism in the press, including several pieces in eJP. Many observers have asserted that it will be a bureaucratic anachronism, out of step with the … [Read more...] about A Different Slant on the Global Planning Table