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JDC Launches First Ever Facebook App for Rosh Hashanah

Send JDC e-Recipe Cards and Share Your Favorite Holiday Dish

Contact:

Michael Geller / JDC Telephone: (212) 885-0838

For Immediate Release

With Rosh Hashanah right around the corner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has launched its first ever Facebook App in time for the holiday — https://www.facebook.com/TheJDC/app_235031903285313 — allowing you to send e-Recipe cards to family and friends. Connecting you to Jewish communities far and wide and flavors of the Jewish New Year the world over, you can share JDC global holiday recipes — from leek fritatas from Turkey or cornflour-coconut halava from India — and your own holiday favorites by utilizing the latest in JDC’s social media toolbox.

You can also become a fan of JDC’s Facebook page and show your support for JDC in its historic and ongoing mission of caring for Jews and Jewish communities overseas. Become part of our movement of global Jewish responsibility and say Shanah Tovah to millions of Jews in the more than 70 countries, including Israel, where JDC works.

Around the world at Rosh Hashanah time, JDC provides holiday aid and free or subsidized programming to needy Jews and Jewish communities to ensure they can celebrate the New Year with joy. From holiday food packages and cash stipends in Russia and India ... to holiday home visits by young people to elderly homebound Jews in the Balkans ...to a festive annual Rosh Hashanah street fair in Argentina ... JDC works everyday to put into action the belief that all Jews are responsible for one another.

You can also channel your inner Joan Nathan or Claudia Roden and download JDC Rosh Hashanah recipe cards—spanning the organization’s global reach from Argentina to Tunisia—at: http://www.jdc.org/recipes2012

About JDC

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.

For more information, please visit www.JDC.org.

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