January 19, 2010

Shalom from Tashkent, Uzbekistan!

A Message from Dov Ben-Shimon, Executive Director, Strategic Relationships

My colleague Diana Fiedotin and I are escorting an Ambassadors Circle mission to Turkey and Uzbekistan for a memorable and unique week-long experience.

Some of the highlights have included meetings with leaders of the Turkish Jewish community, seeing the bright future of Uzbekistan's young Jewish leaders, as well as JDC's extensive welfare work with thousands of Jewish poor and needy. We've also toured bazaars and mosques, met with US diplomats - including a superb briefing from the US Ambassador to Uzbekistan today. We're now on our way to Bukhara to meet with the Jewish community and experience more hospitality.

More to follow.

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