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Georgian Refugees: Living in Fear and in Limbo

Sent by JDC's Steve Schwager on Sept. 4, 2008

Savoring the last moments of summer on Labor Day and watching school busses line the streets during this week, I could not help but think of the thousands of uprooted Georgian children who will not return to their schools this year, the families …

A Promise Made and Kept

August 29, 2008

Contributed by Idan Peysahovich, JAFI

Before I left Israel, I met Eter Shukashvili at the absorption center in Ashdod. She had made aliyah during the war in Georgia; I promised Eter that I would try to contact her mother when I went to her homeland. I was determined to find he…

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…

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