In Lugansk, An Icy Ukraine Winter Tests A War-Torn Community

12/15/2014 - 19:00

Lugansk, Ukraine — In an unheated synagogue with no running water, a dozen Jews are trying to keep warm as temperatures here veer toward the single digits.

‘He Was All About The Jewish People’

Remembering the JDC’s Ralph Goldman, who died this week at 100.

10/07/2014 - 20:00
Culture Editor

Ralph Goldman twice retired from his role as executive vice president of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, but up until the last few weeks of his life, he was still working, going to his office at JDC Israel almost every day. Mr. Goldman, the JDC’s honorary executive vice president died in Jerusalem on Tuesday morning at age 100, after a lifetime of service and passionate allegiance to the Jewish people.

Then Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, greets Ralph Goldman at a celebration of the former JDC leader's 100th birthday.

Ralph Goldman, Ex-JDC Head And A Builder Of Israel, Dies At 100

10/06/2014 - 20:00

Ralph Goldman, a former leader of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and a central figure in Israel’s establishment, has died at the age of 100.

Repairing Arab-Jewish Relations Inside Israel

09/23/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Times of crisis can push societies to their extremes, inspiring solidarity, courage and compassion on the one hand, and straining capacities for resilience and tolerance on the other. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in Israel, where the conflict with Hamas galvanized a powerful sense of national community and, at the same time, increased tensions and acts of incitement between the country’s own Arab and Jewish citizens, deepening societal divisions.

Alan Gill

Jewish Mother And Daughter Killed In Ukraine Shelling

07/20/2014 - 20:00

A Jewish mother and daughter were killed in a shelling in the embattled eastern Ukraine city of Lugansk.

Russian Jews To Aid Refugees From Ukraine

07/01/2014 - 20:00

The Russian Jewish Congress has pledged $30,000 in aid for Ukrainian refugees living in Russia.

JDC, Israeli Teams Head To Phillipines

10,000 feared dead in island nation in wake of Typhoon Haiyan; relief funds established
11/11/2013 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

With the toll of destruction in the Phillipines soars, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and other organizations have begun collecting aid for the thousands whose lives were ruined by Typhoon Haiyan over the weekend.

A scene showing the extensive devastaion caused by Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte, Philippines.  Getty Images

Report: Coerced Contraception Behind 50 Percent Dip In Ethiopian-Israeli Births

Ethiopian women say they were told their ability to immigrate depended on taking a Depo-Provera shot.
12/10/2012 - 19:00

Israeli and Jewish aid officials are denying an Israeli TV report alleging that Ethiopian immigrant women have been coerced into taking contraceptive shots.

The report, which aired Saturday night on Israeli Educational Television, charged that coercive contraception is behind a 50 percent decline in the Ethiopian birth rate in Israel over the last decade.

Ethiopian worshippers gather at a makeshift synagogue established by the Jewish Agency in Gondar on Nov. 19. Getty Images

Alan H. Gill Named CEO Of Joint Distribution Committee

11/25/2012 - 19:00

Alan H. Gill has been tapped to serve as the next CEO of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, where as the group’s executive director of International Relations he has helped build a global operation to support the JDC’s
humanitarian efforts in more than 70 countries and Israel.

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