During Chanukah, IFCJ-JDC Partnership Spreads Light and Relief To Jewish Children, Their Families and Needy Elderly Throughout the Former Soviet Union

In the darkness of the harsh winter, with poverty and illness ever present, tens of thousands of Jewish children and their families will be warmed by the Chanukah lights and receive relief, thanks to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ)-JDC Partnership for Children in the Former Soviet Union. A new $2.5 million gift from Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein on behalf of IFCJ will support children who benefit from the IFCJ-JDC Partnership, as well as needy elderly Jews for whom IFCJ provides major annual support through JDC.

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JDC Accepts Donations to Aid Victims of Asia Pacific Natural Disasters

95-Year-Old Humanitarian Aid Organization Responds

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), an overseas humanitarian aid organization working in over 70 countries, today announced that it is collecting funds on a non-sectarian basis for relief efforts following two earthquake-related disasters in the Asia Pacific region: in the tsunami-wracked Samoan islands and on the Indonesian island of Sumatra; as well as the Tropical Storm Parma, which strengthened to a typhoon and two cyclones in the Philippines, leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless.

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At JDC Szarvas Camp in Hungary, Indians Complete Global Gathering for Young Jews

For 19th year, more than 1,300 youngsters from over 20 countries experience joys of Jewish camping and leadership training.

When Adir Bhastekar told his parents he had been offered the opportunity to leave the bustling, crowded streets of Mumbai this summer to travel to far-off Szarvas, Hungary, they told him to jump at the chance. They wanted him to join the more than 1,300 young Jews from around the world who were experiencing a unique kind of Jewish community at the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation/American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) International Summer Camp in the serene forests of Southeastern Hungary.

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JDC Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 21 in 70 Countries

On April 21, 2009, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) invites Jews and non-Jews around the world to join with them in a moment of silent meditation at Noon EST to reflect on the persecution and murder of nearly six million Jews and five million non-Jews throughout Europe during World War II. In the 70 countries where JDC provides services and programs, thousands of staff members, clients, friends and supporters will take this time to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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