A Gift that Changes Lives - The Joint launches the Gift Market
Buy a meal for a needy Jewish family in the former Soviet Union, send a Jewish child to summer camp…
Twenty-five years ago, in the spring of 1990, JDC held public Seders in 24 cities across the Soviet Union that collectively attracted 10,000 Jews, and for many was their first Jewish experience in decades. We spoke to Amir Shaviv, who headed JDC’s “Soviet Union desk” at the time, to learn more about the program, its impact, and its legacy.
Following the deadly earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is providing relief and medical supplies – including shelter, nutritional items, sanitation, and water – for survivors of the tremor that killed at least 2,200 and injured 5,800. JDC will once again partner with Israeli Defense Forces field hospital in Napalese capital Kathmandu through the provision of equipment, including neonatal incubators. JDC previously partnered with the field hospital in Philippines, Haiti, Sri Lanka, and Japan. In the coming days, JDC’s disaster relief team -- including its veteran crisis experts, an emergency field medic, and its India country director -- will arrive in Nepal and assess needs and ensure an impactful response for survivors.
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Volunteer in India this summer with JDC Entwine.