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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  • Women's Health Empowerment Program

    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

    Last updated February 19, 2015

  • 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

    Last updated February 19, 2015

  • Jewish Community Center Mumbai

    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

    Last updated February 19, 2015

  • Medical Program

    Health project in Ethiopia

    JDC s medical program, directed by Dr. Hodes, continues to provide life-altering treatment to young people, particularly patients suffering from spinal deformities and those who need heart surgery or treatment... Learn more

    Last updated February 19, 2015

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