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There is a single Jewish World: intertwined, interconnected. - Ralph I. Goldman, JDC Honorary Executive Vice President
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Ralph I. Goldman Fellowship in Global Jewish Leadership
As a Senior Program Specialist for JDC Entwine Global Volunteer Programs, Gila develops and enhances JDC's long-term global service opportunities for young professionals, including the Entwine Global Jewish Service Corps (JSC) and Ralph I. Goldman (RIG) Fellowship in International Jewish Service.
• Ralph I. Goldman, recipient of the Jerusalem Foundation's Teddy Kollek Award & Honorary
executive vice president of the JDC.
Ralph Goldman with ...
Ralph Goldman with Rabbi Steinsaltz
We dedicate the Global Day of Jewish Learning
to the memory of Ralph I. Goldman z"l
"I'm a civil servant of the Jewish people" - Ralph I. Goldman
There was only one title that Ralph Goldman
claimed for himself: "civil servant of the Jewish people.
100 years of life, Ralph
both served and led the Jewish people, most notably at the helm of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
More than almost anyone, he
helped steer the course of 20th century Jewry.
worked under Teddy Kollek, (later the legendary Mayor of united Jerusalem) as a purveyor of ships, arms and goods during the War of Independence.
had a rare combination of the two.
- Shimon Peres
In later years, Ralph
raised the funds to establish Israel's high school system and its community centers.
promoted Israeli artists, writers and musicians.
His wisdom and foresight - and his many communal connections - were key in establishing the Israel Museum.
As the leader of the Joint, he
created channels for Soviet Jews to emigrate and helped to lead the exodus of Ethiopian Jewry.
Under Ralph's aegis, the Joint expanded its work in Israel, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
adored the Jewish people - and profoundly loved its heritage.
Steeped in the Bible, he
would quote its verses in conversation.
opened cultural centers in the former Soviet Union.
At a critical moment for the monumental endeavor of the Steinsaltz Hebrew Talmud - when a funding shortage threatened the entire enterprise - Ralph
understood the enormous importance of this asset of Jewish culture and persuaded the JDC's
leadership to step in and make it accessible to every Jew.
For more about the life and legacy of Ralph Goldman
, visit the JDC website's tribute page.
Ralph Goldman and Rabbi Steinsaltz
Steinsaltz shared a passionate commitment to the Jewish people.
Their friendship spanned three decades, lasting until Ralph's death in 2014.
They supported each other's efforts to strengthen and unite the Jewish people worldwide-with Ralph and the JDC supporting the Rabbi's publications and Rabbi Steinsaltz serving on the Board of Directors of the JDC.
They were both especially committed to revitalizing Jewish life in the Former Soviet Union.
The Global Day and Ralph Goldman
The Global Day is honored to be dedicated to the memory of Ralph I. Goldman
commitment to the global Jewish people will always inspire us.
Through texts and discussions that span six continents, the Global Day of Jewish Learning reflects Ralph's vision: "there is a single Jewish world: intertwined, interconnected."
Read more about Ralph Goldman
and "The Greatness of the Jewish People" at eJewish Philanthropy
"There is a single Jewish world: intertwined, interconnected" - Ralph I. Goldman
, via JDC's Entwine
JDC: In Service » Blog Archive » Happy Birthday, Ralph!
The next day - September 1, 1914 - Ralph I. Goldman was born.
An activist and leader in Jewish affairs all his
life, Ralph I. Goldman
is the heart and soul of JDC
and the 'Joint' were born in 1914 - Ralph in Ukraine and the 'Joint' in New York City.
has dedicated his
life to the Jewish people, first by assisting David Ben Gurion during the founding of Israel, then serving as Executive Vice President of JDC
during the 1970s and 1980s, where he
established JDC's critical role in Israel and brought vital assistance to Jews trapped behind the Iron Curtain.
is a pivotal figure in global Jewish life and continues to inspire people all over the world.
Ralph served as the Executive Vice-President of the JDC from 1976 - 1985 and from 1986 - 1988 and as Honorary Executive Vice President since 1988.
a happy birthday here!
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