JDC began with a fundraiser, when Henry Morgenthau sent a cablegram to Jacob Schiff requesting funds to aid Jews living in desperate conditions in Ottoman Palestine. New York’s Jewish community joined together to help and JDC was born. That’s why the “J” in our name stands for “Joint.” Today, over a century later, the world faces new challenges, but we still know that we’re at our best when we work together to build a better tomorrow.
The future needs us now. Start your fundraiser today.
Decide you want to join the global Jewish 9-1-1.
You want to make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of Jews and others all over the world. Together, we can rescue Jews in danger, provide aid to vulnerable Jews, cultivate a Jewish future, unlock human capital for the startup nation, and lead the Jewish community’s response to crisis.
Create and customize your fundraising page.
It’s easy to set your fundraising goal, add pictures, and tell your JDC story so your friends and family know why this work is so important to you, and how much of an impact their support will have.
Spread the word.
You can tell your community about your fundraiser however you’d like — whether that means sharing it on social media, throwing a party, or something only you can imagine.
See the work.
After your fundraiser is complete, we’ll show you just how far your money is going, and since we do transformative work in 70 countries worldwide, it’s likely to be pretty far.