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A Return to Hostilities

Recent days have seen an end to the period of relative calm that followed the unofficial ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Here is the official UJC/Federation response to the situation:

UJC/FEDERATION SYSTEM RESPONDS TO GAZA SITUATION

December 29, 2008 -- United Jewish Communities/the F…

An Updated Report on JDC Relief Efforts for Georgian Jews

This posting was originally written as an e-mail on Nov. 21, 2008 by Asher Ostrin, Executive Director of JDC Programs in the Former Soviet Union

Dear all,

Readers of this weekly were introduced to our staff member, Ira Lipsky several months ago.  She returned last week to Jerusalem after h…

FROM GORI TO THE WESTERN WALL AND JORDAN RIVER

FROM GORI TO THE WESTERN WALL AND THE JORDAN RIVER:
40 YOUTH FROM GEORGIA ON A WEEK-LONG TOUR IN ISRAEL

 

The trip was underwritten by the United Jewish Communities – Federations of North America through the United Israel Appeal.

 

 

Georgian Residents: Struggling to Find Work and Rebuild

This posting was provided by JAFI

Tuvia and her family of 24 people left Gori for Tbilisi the day after the Georgia-Russia conflict erupted on August 7. For over two weeks, they stayed with distant relatives living in the capital—30 people living in one tiny apartment. Most of the guests, …

Praise, and projects ahead

 

This posting was contributed by Asher Ostrin, JDC’s Director of FSU Operations

Dear all,

1)  I returned yesterday from a very brief visit to Georgia.  While there, I divided my time between Gori and Tbilisi.  The goal was to get a clear picture of the current needs, and to attempt to…

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