American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
We work in 70 countries to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief for victims of natural and man-made disasters. Here’s how:
Discover Your Family’s Story
Search over 500,000 names from historic documents in the JDC Archives. What will you find?
Travel & Volunteer Overseas
News and Updates
JDC In the News
How the Jewish People are Tackling the Biggest Issues Facing the Community
In an interview airing on the Palm Beach local NBC affiliate, JDC CEO David Schizer discusses JDC’s work around the world.
We’ll Meet Again
In the premiere episode of the new PBS series, JDC helps a former Jewish refugee reconnect with a family friend from the Shanghai Ghetto, where JDC supported thousands during WWII.
Bleak Photos of Georgia’s Lonely, Dwindling Jewish Population
A photo essay highlighting Georgia’s poor, Jewish elderly includes JDC’s work aiding this population through its local Hesed social welfare center.
JDC Field Blog
In Israel, a Love Story Brings Home Disabilities Plight
For 30-year-old Israeli couple Lior and Lotem, who met on a dating website, Valentine’s Day is especially meaningful as it marks Lotem’s birthday, which is also the same day the couple got engaged. Lior, who works at a pharmacy, and Lotem, who works at her father’s business, were married this past September in an emotional ceremony with 300 guests in attendance.
Events & Travel
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