American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.

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Projects

  • Health Care and Child Care

    A project from 2 different sectors in India

    JDC is working with SEWA (the Self- Employed Women's Association) to develop an integrated model for provision of integrated services including livelihood promotion, health and child care, financial services,... Learn more

  • Typhoon Haiyan Relief - Fishing Industry

    A project from 2 different sectors in Philippines

    The fishing industry was one of the hardest hit local industries by the typhoon. JDC has launched a program with local partner NVC to help rehabilitate the industry in this community by providing replacement boats... Learn more

  • Women's Health Empowerment Program

    A health project in 3 countries

    In partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, JDC is operating the Marcia Presky Women s Health Empowerment Program (WHEP). Established in 1995, WHEP encourages the early detection of breast cancer when it... Learn more

  • Mother Teresa Care Center

    A project from 2 different sectors in Ethiopia

    A partnership with the Mother Teresa Care Center at the Yiekatitll Hospital and the Cure Clinic in Addis Ababa provides quality surgical and medical care, in and outside Ethiopia, for orphans and the destitute.... Learn more

  • Typhoon Haiyan Relief- Holistic Recovery

    A project from 3 different sectors in Philippines

    Addressing the complex and multi- faceted needs of communities recovering from disaster, JDC is helping to develop a holistic recovery program for village communities on Panay and Bohol Islands and other areas... Learn more

  • Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

    A project from 2 different sectors in China

    In what is a unique expression of China s pride in its relationship to Jews in the context of World War II, the regional government of Hong Kou has created and runs a museum on the campus of Ohel Moshe, the former synagogue... Learn more

  • Typhoon Haiyan Relief - ITC

    A project from 2 different sectors in Philippines

    Throughout the disaster- affected region, the psycho social impact on victims remains a salient issue. With this in mind, JDC has deployed delegations of experts from the Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC) to assess... Learn more

  • Typhoon Haiyan Relief- Education

    A project from 4 different sectors in Philippines

    JDC s critical Typhoon Haiyan recovery and rebuilding efforts developed in consultation with local authorities, the Filipino Jewish community, and our global partners are concentrated on the Philippines... Learn more

  • Japan Tsunami Relief- Experience Center

    A project from 2 different sectors in Japan

    In response to the 9.0- magnitude earthquake and the tsunami that devastated coastal areas of northeast Japan on March 11, 2011, JDC opened an emergency mailbox and, with the help of the Jewish Community of Japan... Learn more

  • Jewish Community Center Mumbai

    An education project in India

    To address the myriad needs of the Indian Jewish community, JDC revitalizes Jewish life by offering all Jewish children access to a Jewish education, and supporting informal educational programs such as Jewish... Learn more

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