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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…

A Family Displaced in Their Own Home Town

Weeks after the first attacks on their building, Sima and her family have returned to Gori, but they continue to be displaced. Their home is nothing but a burnt-out shell and Sima’s husband can no longer work. As the family tries to move beyond the trauma that has interrupted their lives,…

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