The Hesed Welfare Model--A Community Response to Crisis
Publication Date: March 2003
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Keywords: Crisis Management; Global Responsibility; Jewish Organizations; Community Building
After the fall of communism there was a socio-economic-political breakdown affecting all areas of life in the fomer Soviet Union. The Joint Distirbution Committee (JDC) worked to provide immediate relief in a way that would foster the rebuilding of a Jewish communal infrastructure. The Hesed centers fulfill those aims and are based on the principles of voluntarism, Yiddishkeit, and a community orientation.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.79 no.2-3, Winter-Spring 2002-2003.