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
The war never ended for poor, elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union
An op-ed written by JDC CEO David Schizer spotlighting five major challenges facing the former Soviet Union’s poor, elderly Jews, after he participated in the JDC Board Mission to Russia and Belarus.
At our Passover and Easter Tables, Lets Not Forget Those in Need
CEO David Schizer urges us to remember the neediest at our holiday celebrations, highlighting JDC’s work in the former Soviet Union, the IFCJ Food and Medicine Lifeline, and Passover’s message of deliverance.
See Rare Footage of Post Holocaust Passover Celebrations
In a feature on Passover in 1947, JDC’s work providing Passover aid to Holocaust survivors is highlighted through a rare film and photo gallery. The piece also notes its ongoing work today to help needy Jews celebrate the holiday.
JDC Field Blog
JDC Entwine Trip Participants Celebrate Lag B’Omer Moroccan Style
This past weekend marked Lag B’Omer, the thirty-third day of the Omer, a light-hearted Jewish holiday that marks a break in the mourning customs associated with the counting of the seven-week period from Passover to Shavuot. Jews traditionally celebrate the holiday with outings, bonfires, weddings, and other community ceremonies.
Events & Travel
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24 May 2017
Visit Krakow & Warsaw with JDC Ambassadors and continue on to Lithuania
24 May 2017
JDC Archives Featured in Just-Opened “1917” Exhibit NOW – December 29, 2017 The JDC Archives is honored to have 15…