JDC Kicks off 100th Anniversary in Washington DC
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)– the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian organization – will kick off its 100th anniversary celebrations at a 2-day gathering in Washington, D.C. on December 9. The program includes remarks from Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew as well as a Capitol Hill reception and a Centennial dinner event hosted by CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer. The conference will highlight the group's century of life-saving care and Jewish community building overseas as well as the challenges and opportunities for JDC's work in the decades ahead. Attendees include members of Congress, administration officials, foreign dignitaries, Jewish leaders from North America and abroad, NGO partners, and hundreds of others. It will be followed by a year of centennial events including celebrations in Jerusalem, Paris, and an exhibit at the New-York Historical Society.