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In response to the devastation wreaked on the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan, which hit land on Nov. 8, killing thousands and obliterating whole towns and villages, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has set up the Philippines Typhoon Relief Fund.
The solicitation for...
July 25, 2013 | 1:01 pm
December 11, 2012 | 10:16 am
Israeli and Jewish aid officials are denying an Israeli TV report alleging that Ethiopian immigrant women have been coerced into taking contraceptive shots.
The report, which aired Saturday night on Israeli Educational Television, charged that coercive contraception is behind a...
November 26, 2012 | 10:43 am
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee named Alan Gill, its longtime executive director of international relations and a resident of Israel, as the organization's new CEO.
Gill will take over on Jan. 31, 2013 from interim CEO Darrell Friedman, who stepped in after the...
November 12, 2012 | 1:30 pm
October 5, 2012 | 11:14 am
Five sukkot designed by Polish architects are being displayed in a public square in Warsaw.
The Poland office of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, which initiated and organized the Warsaw sukkot exhibition, had the temporary Jewish ceremonial dwellings placed at...
March 7, 2012 | 10:29 am
March 7, 2011 | 1:13 pm
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is helping the Jewish community of Christchurch to rebuild following the city’s devastating earthquake.
JDC funding will contribute to Christchurch Jewish community efforts to repair a damaged local synagogue and homes, replace...
February 8, 2011 | 3:50 pm
President Obama named a top American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee official as chairman of his faith-based council, as well as a top Conservative rabbi to the council.
Susan Stern, the government affairs adviser to the JDC, will chair the President’s Advisory Council on...
August 18, 2010 | 10:14 am
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee will aid victims of the floods in Pakistan.
JDC is collecting funds to provide Pakistani flood victims with food, clothing, medicine and other necessities.
Flooding began about three weeks ago and has affected over 170 million...
July 14, 2010 | 10:13 am
Nearly four years ago the life of Dina Kadisha, a young Iranian Jewish filmmaker, was completely transformed when she journeyed to Ethiopia with the New York-based American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and its volunteers on a humanitarian aid mission to help the...
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