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#LivingIt: Hibuki Dolls to Help Children Cope with Trauma

The JDC in Israel – Ashalim and the Education Ministry’s psychological counseling service have revived a therapeutic project to help children cope with trauma during Operation Protective Edge.

As part of the therapy method, children are given a stuffed dog, Hibuki (“Huggy”), which h…

#LivingIt: Ravit Elia-Leib

As violence in Israel escalates, the Jewish Agency responds


Ravit Elia-Leib
Director of Welfare and Social Services for Ethiopian Olim
Southern Region
The Jewish Agency for Israel


The question on our minds these days is how can we best grapple with and confront this emergency situa…

#LivingIt: Photo From Beer Sheva

Mother trying to protect her baby in Beer Sheva during a rocket attack.

#LivingIt: JDC Update: Protective Edge Day 22

As the tragic news from yesterday sinks in and all of Israel prays that no more of our boys will be lost, JFNA support is ensuring that JDC can continue to provide those most isolated  and those hardest hit with a clear message that we will get through this together. Below is a selection of…