Michael Geller / JDC
Telephone: (212) 885-0838
Jamie Epstein / JDC
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For Immediate Release
Paris, France –
Following the horrific killings of a teacher and three students at the Ozar Hatorah School in Toulouse, JDC President Penny Blumenstein, CEO Steven Schwager, and Europe Director Alberto Senderey released the following statement:
“We are horrified and outraged by today’s barbaric attack at the Ozar Hatorah School in Toulouse. Understanding full well the notion that all Jews are responsible for one another, we mourn the loss of these innocent lives and stand together, at this time of sorrow, with the entire French Jewish Community. We hope and pray that the perpetrators will be swiftly apprehended and brought to justice.”
JDC, a global Jewish organization operating in more than 70 countries worldwide, is in direct contact with the French Jewish community through its office in Paris and is continuously monitoring the situation as it develops. Over the years, JDC has partnered with the Ozar Hatorah educational system on a variety of projects including its current work in Morocco.
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.