The Polish government and a Jewish organization have signed an agreement under which prison inmates will help to refurbish Jewish sites. To read the article, click here.
In lieu of its annual black-tie gala dinner, Hillel invited friends around the world to host their own parties. To read the article, click here.
Despite Economy, JDC Provides Services in Ukraine
Asher Ostrin, director, JDC’s FSU Department, Mar., 09
Ukraine’s economy is in the advanced stages of collapse. The currency (Grivna) is in free fall, and markets for the few goods it produces have constricted. The unemployment rate has remained steady only because labor laws make it difficult to fire employees. To read the article, click here.
Op-Ed: Venezuela should repair its ties to Jewish community
NEW YORK (JTA) -- Jews for hundreds of years have lived in Venezuela, which once served as a safe haven for Holocaust survivors and still is home to a significant Jewish community. To read the article, click here.
What Future for Ekaterina?
From the worn-out wooden floorboards to the cardboard-covered windows, the Gudkova apartment would most likely be condemned if held up to Western standards. It's lucky, too, that the Gudkova family has Jewish roots and it is this connection that affords the three women their only income. All three are clients of the American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee run-Hessed Center in this bleak Soviet-created Georgian town. To read the article, click here.