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Developments in Georgia, as reported by JDC field staff

JDC Helps Evacuate Jews from Areas Under Attack

Since the Russian attacks began, the “JDC SOS” van, ordinarily used to deliver much-needed assistance to elderly Hesed clients, has become an emergency vehicle, helping move Georgian Jews of all ages from areas under heavy attack to safety …

JAFI Brings 30 New Immigrants from War-Torn Georgia to Israel Tonight

August 12, 2008 / 11 Av 5768

Twenty-two new immigrants from Georgia will land in Israel at Ben Gurion International Airport tonight at 7pm on a special EL AL flight 30002 bringing a total of 215 Israelis and new immigrants to Israel.

A further eight new immigrants will be on special EL AL fl…

The Jewish Agency Evacuates 200 Jews from War-Torn Region to Georgian Capit

August 11, 2008 / 10 Av 5768

Surge in Aliyah applications, 8 immigrate to Israel Sunday

The Jewish Agency for Israel, through its office in Tbilisi, Georgia, coordinated the evacuation Saturday (Aug. 9) of 200 Jews from the city of Gori, adjacent to the war-torn region of South Ossetia, to s…

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Aids Victims of Ongoing

August 11, 2008—In response to the escalation of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Georgia, JDC has instituted emergency measures to provide Jews trapped in the war zone with food, water, and medicine and assist those who relocated to safer areas either in Georgia or Russia. JDC, whi…

Backgrounder: Georgian Jewry, South Ossetia Crisis

The Jews of Georgia are one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world, though most of the region's Jewish population left for Israel and other Western nations in the past three decades. There are approximately 10,000-12,000 Jews remaining in Georgia, mostly in and around the capital c…

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