The Hesed Model: Jewish Community Welfare Centers in the Former Soviet Union

By Leonid Kolton, Amos Avgar, Julia Mirsky

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 2001

First developed in 1993 by American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, there are now 145 Hesed Centers throughout the Former Soviet Union that provide a wide range of social services. Founded on the pillars of community, volunteerism and yiddishkeit, the Hesed network is the largest and most effective of all welfare services in the FSU, whether governmental or private.

Topic: Welfare, Jewish Organizations, Values, Global Responsibility

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 78/No. 1

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Former Soviet Union (FSU)

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kolton, Leonid. Avgar, Amos. Mirsky, Julia. The Hesed Model: Jewish Community Welfare Centers in the Former Soviet Union. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 2001: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1637


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