A former journalist, Alex Weisler is JDC’s senior video and digital content producer, leading storytelling for the organization and crafting videos, long-form stories, and social media content. In his 10+ years with JDC, he’s traveled to Ethiopia, Georgia, Estonia, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, France, the UK, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Belarus, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine to visit Jewish communities and see JDC’s work in action. Alex is a proud Penn Stater and lives with his husband, Tifereth Israel Associate Rabbi Alex Braver, and children Ezra and Margot in Olde Towne East.
Ofakim, Israel — a city nestled just miles from the Gaza border — is home to around 30,000 residents. Tragically, during the October 7 massacres, the community endured tremendous violence, resulting in the death of dozens of its inhabitants.
Ashkelon, Israel — “This is a city where the scars of war are clear.”
Brosh, Israel — When rockets are fired, 30 seconds is all some elderly Israelis have to find a safe room, or mamad. And for many of these seniors, who include frail Holocaust survivors and people with dementia or mobility issues, that is an impossible task.