By Matt Herman on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 9:21:16 AM

The Rwanda of 2014 is not a country that does anything in half measures. The scenery is strikingly beautiful, the animals amazing, the people genuinely kind-hearted and welcoming and, sadly, the poverty and vulnerability that effects large parts of the population, all too clear to see. Even in the commemoration...

By Sarah Breger on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 9:59:40 AM

When I hear about the “Jewish revival” in Russia, it’s easy to imagine new families exploring their identities or young individuals more malleable to change. I just assumed current eighty or ninety year olds who chose to stay in Russia would not be interested in making Jewish communal groups a...

By Miriam Bader on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 2:42:45 PM

This week I visited a little bit of paradise. Located in the land of one thousand hills, overlooking Rwanda's Lake Mugesera, Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village stands in stark contrast to the country's brutal history. Founded in 2008 by philanthropist Anne Heyman , ASYV serves as a life force for Rwanda's most...

By Hannah Gaventa on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 1:35:52 PM

"You are not just building school classrooms, you are building the future of our school children in our town.” - Mr. Gilbert Arrabis, Vice Mayor of Daanbantayan With support from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI), the Maya and Bagay Elementary Schools held a...

By Samantha Shokin, 2014 Eizenstat Fellow on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 8:11:17 PM

Those who know me are familiar with my fascination with Russia and the Former Soviet Union. I had studied and written about the society, honed my language skills and, until recently, all but traveled to Russia to experience the culture first-hand. Thanks to JDC and the Eizenstat family, I visited...

By Kate Belza on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 11:01:33 AM

My experience volunteering at JDC's Baby Help  in Summer 2012  was magical.  I worked with the caring teachers and became a tia (aunt) for the kids, showering them with love and making sure they knew they were special independent of their backgrounds and family situations.    Since 2003  Baby Help , ...

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