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100 olim arrive from Georgia since outbreak of crisis

  • An additional 100 approved for immigration, readying to leave Georgia
  • Jewish Agency sets up hotline in Jerusalem to help new immigrants, give information to Georgians considering aliyah.

Friday, August 22, 2008

As of today (Aug 22), the Jewish Agency for Israel has brought 100 new immigrant…

JDC aid center in high gear

When the Russia-Georgia conflict erupted on August 7, JDC’s expertise and long history in rescuing Jews in times of crisis enabled us to mobilize our resources and respond immediately. Dispatching additional staff to supplement our local team already in the region, JDC was there the next d…

Headlines about Jewish aid efforts

The latest from JTA on the tenuous gains made by Jewish relief agencies:

Relief agencies are preparing for a protracted effort to maintain the well-being of Georgia's Jews before they can move on with the work of rehabilitation, said Amir Ben Zvi, a Ukraine-based staff member of the JDC's Ge…

Dateline August 17: Update from the Georgian Front

Jewish Agency representatives in Georgia are trying to establish contact with hundreds of Jews cut off in the region of Kutaisi and in the town of Kareli near the city of Gori. These attempts take place daily and utilize every possible method.

“There are hundreds of Jews in these areas” …

Georgia crisis photos










JDC has created an online photo gallery of images (including the one above) taken during the course of their recent humanitarian work in Georgia. Click here to view the gallery.

Caption: In Georgia, houses and buildings have quickly become targets under the air ra…

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