Federation Impact

JDC Takes the Fight Against Breast Cancer to Eastern Europe

It started, like so many revolutions these days, with a blog.

 

Breast cancer is a taboo subject in much of Eastern Europe, and women there often feel alone in their struggles against the disease.

 

Bori Halom started blogging in 2012, largely out of a need to break this silenc…

Meet Israel's Gluten-Free Brew Guru

Growing up amid the smog and congestion of Los Angeles, Bryan Meadan dreamt of someday escaping to Israel. He could just picture himself living in the lush green Galilee, spending his nights with friends drinking beer under an open, starry sky. With help from Federation partner The Jewish Ag…

Rescuing a Family from Yemen

A homeland. A safe haven. A place—a country—to call your own.

As Jews in Yemen, life was dangerous for Manny and his family. Federation partner The Jewish Agency for Israel helped Manny escape as a child. Ten years later, his family has finally won their freedom. Watch their heart…

Itay: A Rising Star from Israel

The south of Israel can be a tough place to live. Besides the oppressive heat, there’s the constant threat of rockets from Gaza. But amid the sand and the sirens, there is an oasis where 19-year-old Itay could grow up and flourish free of fear.

 

At 15, Itay moved with his family …

Healing Sderot Through Art

For many, the city of Sderot doesn’t  evoke aesthetics. It’s not a wealthy place. There’s the constant threat of rocket attacks from neighboring Gaza. And tensions run high between longtime residents and newer students and young professionals.

 

Though Limor Max and Sharon Ken-…