Our Stories

Paying Operation Exodus Forward

Growing up in the Soviet Union, “Jewish” was just a word Michael ben Aharon saw on packages of medicine or food smuggled in by Federation partner JDC. When the seven-year-old and his family escaped during Operation Exodus, they arrived in Israel with nothing but the clothes on their back…

Showing Solidarity with Israel

Tensions are high in Israel. The unpredictable nature of the current situation has forced every Israeli to worry about their personal security and that of their friends, families and neighbors. 

In this difficult time, we’re reaching out to our friends and families in Israel to show our…

No Question of Jewish Identity in Crimea

Though much still hangs in the balance for the Jews of Crimea, thanks to Federation partner JDC, their identity as Jews remains unshakable.

This summer, 100 children and at-risk youths and their families attended a weeklong JDC retreat in Sevastopol filled with stories, sports, arts, music …

Back to School Brings Hope for the Future in Athens

In Greece today, going back to school may seem like a return to normalcy for the country’s Jewish students.  

But with the ripple effects of one of the worst financial crises in European history multiplied by declining communal donations, fewer volunteers and surging anti-Semitism, Feder…

Meet Mexico City's Jewish Wunderkind

He’s an award-winning engineer, a filmmaker, athlete, Zionist and Jewish scholar, and one of Mexico City’s true renaissance men. He also just turned 18 years old.

Meet Alberto Buzali Berner, high school senior. Motivated by the hands-on, problem solving-centered classes at Federation p…