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:

100+ Years of Impact

From JDC’s birth at the outset of World War I to the displaced persons’ camps that helped Holocaust survivors start new lives, from strengthening a fledgling Israel to helping Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union thrive today, JDC helps Jews in need.

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