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A strong bond between Georgian and US Jews

The latest blog posting from Max Kleinman, UJC MetroWest executive vice president, does a great job of showing the ties between federation communities and Georgian Jewry that go back long before the current crisis.

Click here to read his 'Max'imum Potential blog entry.



News coverage from Georgia

JTA has engaged Grant Slate, a freelancer on the ground in Georgia, to cover the affect of this crisis on Georgian Jewry, and he has been cranking out some very compelling articles. Here's an excerpt from the most recent article:

Flee for safety or guard home? Georgia's Jews face wartime dil…

World ORT readies trauma counseling training, other long-term assistance

As a cease-fire takes place, World ORT is working on providing long-term rehabilitation for Jewish and non-Jewish citizens.  At the request of the local and national authorities, World ORT is preparing an intensive trauma counselling training for psychologists.  The groups will travel to I…

10 Georgian Jews arrive in Israel as new immigrants today (Aug 14)

The Jewish Agency is bringing 10 new immigrants from war-torn Georgia as well as 14 Georgian youth who will participate on a birthright program in Israel.

This follows the arrival Tues (Aug 12) of 34 new immigrants.

At least 10 additional immigrants are expected to arrive Sunday (Aug 17).


Aboard JDC's 'SOS' van

Traumatized Hesed clients await transport from Gori to Tbilisi aboard JDC’s “SOS” van, ordinarily used to deliver food and medicine to local elderly. The vans have become emergency response vehicles, bringing critical humanitarian aid-and relief- to victims of the current crisis in Georgia.

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