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Inside Jewish Latin America with the JDC

Posted by Danny on April 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM

This past Thursday Dr. William Recant, Assistant Executive Vice President of the International Development Program of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), came to JTS to speak to Davidson students about key issues and trends in the Latin American Jewish world. 

From the diverse threads of Judaism throughout Argentina to the budding Jewish life being nurtured in Cuba, JDC has worked to foster stability, self-sufficiency, and reliable care for the needy in Jewish communities throughout the region. The discussion emphasized broad trends in Jewish life across Latin America, and focussed on the ways in which the JDC has helped to rebuild and sustain Latin American Jewish communities. 

Of interest to young Jewish professionals and Jewish educators working with young adults, JDC's Global Jewish Service Corps, "Entwine," is currently accepting applications for service opportunities in countries such as Morocco, Argentina, Cuba, Israel, Ehtiopia, and more. 

Thursday's event was the third in a four-part series, Inside the Global Jewish World, organized by Davidson student Nessa Geffen ('13), together with the JDC. This unique set of intimate discussions for Jewish graduate students in Jewish professional leadership will feature expert conversations about key issues and trends in Jewish communities around the world. Nessa hopes this series can continue for years to come and hopefully eventually more Jewish professionals will have a deeper level of understanding of global Jewish issues.

Davidson student Nessa Geffen ('13)

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