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

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.

JDC, Indian Jewish Community Provide Food, Clothing to Kerala Flood Survivors

Joint Response to Flooding Ongoing As Needs Emerge

The Jewish community of India, together with American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is responding to the destructive floods in Kerala, providing food and clothing to hundreds of families hard-hit by the disaster. With a presence in India since 1950, JDC and its partners in the Jewish community will provide the aid through the All-India Disaster Mitigation Agency, its longstanding partner, and will continue to raise funds and monitor needs for future support given the extent of the flooding, which has killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands. To support JDC’s response in India, visit: jdc.org/disasters

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