JDC in the News

Eastern Europe is changing. How we deliver care to Jewish elderly has to change with it.

For Rosh Hashanah, JDC CEO David Schizer highlights the critical needs of Jewish seniors in the former Soviet Union and how we are modernizing our operation to continue their care for the New Year and decades beyond. 

The Surprising Story Behind This Picture of Leonard Bernstein Conducting an Orchestra of Holocaust Survivors

A feature highlighting JDC’s association with the famous conductor and his concert for Jewish displaced persons after WWII, sponsored by JDC, as part of our work with hundreds of thousands of Holocaust survivors.

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Press Releases

JDC Launches Tikkun Olam Ventures (TOV), Empowering Africa’s Smallholder Farmers

Project Driven by Israeli AgTech & Jewish Philanthropy

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) launched Tikkun Olam Ventures (TOV), an innovative new program addressing poverty among Africa’s smallholder farmers by leveraging Israeli agricultural technology and training, Jewish philanthropy and private capital, and access to new markets for crops. Initiated with a two-year pilot in Ethiopia, TOV currently has seven demonstration sites growing vegetables in the country’s Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR). Inspired by Seth Merrin – founder and CEO of the fintech company Liquidnet, which provided the anchor grant for TOV through its corporate impact program, Liquidnet for Good – JDC partnered with other leading American Jewish philanthropists and Israel’s Ministry of Economy and Industry to bring TOV to fruition.

For 30th Year, Apples, Honey, and Extra Aid Help Thousands of Needy Elderly Jews in Former Soviet Union Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Continuing a tradition started before the fall of the Soviet Union thirty years ago, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and its network of volunteers will provide extra aid and traditional Rosh Hashanah treats — including apples and honey — to thousands of poor, elderly Jews across the former Soviet Union. The aid — provided by JDC through its partners the Claims Conference, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), the Jewish Federations, and other generous donors – will be distributed in hundreds of locations throughout the region where JDC will also hold scores of holiday events to mark the Jewish New Year.

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