On the occasion of the launch of The JDC at 100: A Century of Humanitarianism, the JDC Archives, the American Jewish Historical Society and the Jewish Book Council invite you to a reception:

The JDC at 100: A Century of Humanitarianism is a pathbreaking collection of scholarly essays that focus on the history of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) — the organization founded in 1914 to help victims of World War I, which has played a key role in preserving and sustaining Jewish life across the globe. Throughout this tumultuous period, when centuries-old Jewish populations were uprooted and destroyed, JDC supported refugees, aided in migration and helped rebuild communities, especially during and after the Holocaust. The volume showcases the remarkable accomplishments of the JDC as well as the depth and breadth of the JDC Archives.

Join us and hear the editors talk about the genesis of the book and their collaborative journey. Book signing and reception to follow.


Avinoam Patt, the Philip D. Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford
Atina Grossmann, Professor of History at Cooper Union in New York
Linda Levi, JDC Archives Global Director
Maud S. Mandel, President of Williams College and Professor of History in the Program in Judaic Studies

Admission is complimentary

The event is co-sponsored by:

With records of activity in more than 90 countries dating from 1914 to the present, the JDC Archives is located in two centers, New York City and Jerusalem, and is open to the public by appointment. For more information, visit archives.jdc.org.