Turning Pain into Purpose

By Rachel Blum

Although my anguish and horror will not diminish, I take comfort in my certainty that the Jewish people have always been stronger than their pain, and are more resilient than any tragedy.

Showing Solidarity Post Oct. 7​

memorial in front of fountain

By Michael Tarlowe

This was unlike any prior Israel trip I experienced. These were intense days filled with a huge sense of loss, but balanced with the strong resiliency by Israelis we met and their gratitude for us showing up. It was a bit of a rollercoaster, going from sharing their grief to being astounded by their strength.

My Unforgettable Trip to Central Asia

By Tori Schwartz, Associate Director of Development

Having just returned from a week-long JDC Entwine Insider trip to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, I’m feeling overwhelmed with gratitude and pride. Grateful to the warm and welcoming people of Central Asia and proud to be part of a global Jewry much larger than myself.