August 15, 2012
By Stacey Dresner
WESTERN MASS. – In 1996 when Meredith Dragon was director of the Jewish Federation in Jacksonville, Fla., she visited Odessa, Ukraine as part of a professional development program.
Last month, as executive director of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, Dragon got a chance to go to Odessa again as part of The 2012 Campaign Chairs and Directors Mission of the Jewish Federations of North America.
“It was like night and day,” Dragon said of the changes she saw since visiting the Eastern European city 15 years ago. Read more