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My First Day in Georgia









I have just returned to Tbilisi from a full day in Gori. I have so many thoughts it is difficult for me to begin. I keep seeing the destruction, the abject poverty and the trauma of the people I met. 

I was hosted by two incredible leaders, Gregory Brodsky, head of…

JDC Still Focusing on Georgia Crisis

The recent war in Georgia may no longer be the lead headline in the newspapers or on television, but JDC is still focused on the conflict and its devastating effect on the region. As the situation unfolded, UJC recognized that Jews were in danger and began accepting donations through its web…

A Georgian Family Finds Their Home in Israel

On August 12, 2008 Vazha and Irina Mamisashvili and their two young sons Nikoloz, 8, and David, 5, were brought to Israel by the Jewish Agency during the height of the war in Georgia. Today, two weeks later, the Mamisashvili family is living on Kibbutz Masada, in the Jordan Valley, part of t…

Thanks for a Great Summer!

August 20, 2008

Well over 10,000 children from Sderot and the Gaza perimeter have enjoyed this year’s camp activity and decided to express their heartfelt appreciation to the organizers.
The camps were operated in conjunction with the local municipalities, who do not cease in offering t…

Reflections of Nitzana Camp Volunteers

August 14

Nitzana volunteers: Sam Zerin, Adam Finkel and Anna Gartman


What an incredible time we are having at Nitzana!  The kids are wonderful, the staff is wonderful, the food is palatable, but most of all we feel that our very presence here is deeply appreciated.  This was, of c…

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