With these words, written in a cablegram from U.S. Ambassador Henry Morgenthau, Sr. to philanthropist Jacob Schiff requesting aid for impoverished Jewish people in Ottoman Palestine, JDC was born. A century later, our mission remains the same: putting Jewish values into action when the world needs it most.
JDC at a Glance
Learn more about our transformative work in communities from Minsk to Mumbai.
We’re committed to working efficiently and effectively to help the people we serve. Learn why we’re so proud of our process and our programs.
From virtual events to global trips and volunteer opportunities, there are so many ways for you to join our story.
Visit the field without leaving your home with these first-person narratives from across the JDC world.
Discover our inspiring work with these videos on everything from Jewish renewal in the former Soviet Union to Israeli innovation in Ethiopia.
JDC in the News
Stay informed with the latest JDC highlights and accomplishments.