The Hesed welfare model

Avgar Amos, Roni Kaufman, Leonid Kolton, Sofia Abramova

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Looks at the intervention made by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) in the former Soviet Union. Basis of the principles used by the Hesed centers; Spheres of life encompassed by the socio-economic-political breakdown in the Soviet Union; Effect of the breakdown on the people; Main goals and function of the JDC in the former Soviet Union; Intervention strategies formulated by JDC.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Jewish Communal Service
Issue number2/3
StatePublished - 2003


  • ECONOMIC conditions in Russia, 1991-
  • JEWS -- Societies, etc.
  • COMMUNITY organization
  • CRISIS management


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