Our Commitment

We are the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian aid organization.

Active today in some 70 countries, we work to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and help Israel overcome the social challenges of its most vulnerable citizens, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Our reach extends beyond the global Jewish community by providing high-impact disaster relief and long-term development assistance worldwide.

Why JDC?


Over a Century of Service

We’ve been at this since 1914. JDC has more than a century of experience helping Jewish communities worldwide.


Worldwide Reach

JDC programs touch people — communities in crisis and Jews around the world — on six continents.

Food, Medicine, and Homecare

Helping the World's Neediest Jews

Living with Dignity

We help tens of thousands of Jews who go to bed hungry every night, live in dilapidated apartments, and struggle to make ends meet and secure a future.

A Resilient Jewish Community

Building Jewish Life & Leaders

Strengthening Jewish Identity

At this chaotic and critical moment in time, Jews around the world still choose to connect — or reconnect — to their cultural heritage. JDC makes it possible.

Safeguarding Israel's Future

Empowering All Israelis

Opportunities for All

Israelis on the margins seek the chance to participate fully in the nation they love. We make it possible, increasing independence, opportunities, and support.

Disaster Relief

Responding to Global Emergencies

Vital Aid & Support

An earthquake. A tsunami. A civil war. A public health crisis. We’re on the ground to help as soon as natural disasters or other calamities strike.

Why Donate to JDC?

Proven Results

We’re a four-star Charity Navigator non-profit, with 89.1 percent of our total expenses spent on the services we deliver.

Your Impact

Just one donor can make a world of difference to Jews in need. It could be you.

Where We Work

Support JDC's Lifesaving Work

Jews in need around the world are counting on you. With your support, we'll make life better for vulnerable elderly and poor Jewish families, and we'll give Jewish communities around the world opportunities for connection and engagement.

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