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Female survivors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945. Credit: No. 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Oakes, H (Sgt.).

Congress doubles funding request for assistance to Holocaust survivors

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The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education recommended a $10 million funding increase on Tuesday for the Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program (HASP) for the fiscal year 2022. According to a...
Staff and volunteers with the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) distribute food packages to the Jewish community in Kishinev, Moldova. Credit: Courtesy.

JDC names Ariel Zwang as agency’s new CEO

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The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) announced Ariel Zwang as its next CEO, the first woman to hold this position in the organization’s history. Zwang currently serves as CEO of Safe Horizon, one of...
One of the house mothers and a child at the Neve Michael children's home in Israel. Photo by Chanan Nachmani.

Neve Michael children’s home ‘healing the souls’ of Israeli kids for 76 years

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Many a third-grade memory features vacations with family, swimming with friends or getting a new puppy. But Chofit remembers another sort of life. One marked by extreme poverty and regular visits to a big...
The Marcus Foundation has awarded a $3.2 million grant to Foundation for Jewish Camp for supporting mental health across the spectrum of Jewish camps in North America. Credit: FJC.

BRIEF Ground-breaking grant to address mental health at Jewish summer camp

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The Marcus Foundation has awarded a $3.2 million grant to Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) for supporting mental health across the spectrum of Jewish camps in North America. Funding will be awarded to approximately 60...
Volunteers and their young charge at a march for ALEH, Israel’s network of care for children with severe complex disabilities. Credit: Courtesy.

Unlikely absorption centers: ‘Olim’ find soft landing in Israel through nonprofit work

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For most, moving to Israel is the realization of a dream. After years of hoping and planning, making aliyah and taking root in the Jewish state is a joyous and exultant experience. Still, the big move is not...
Survivors at the Dachau concentration camp cheer their liberation by U.S. soldiers. Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.

US Senate introduces bipartisan legislation to prioritize health care for Holocaust survivors

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U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) introduced on Thursday legislation that would prioritize health care and nutrition services for Holocaust survivors, increasing the likelihood they could continue to...
The U.N. building in New York. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Rashi Foundation presents at United Nations, representing Israel, social programs

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The Rashi Foundation, one of the largest and most influential philanthropies in Israel, was chosen along with other business and social organizations to present at the United Nations headquarters Israeli initiatives that advance sustainable...