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  • Lew to JDC: U.S. will move against Iran sanctions busters

    December 12, 2013 | 11:50 am

    The United States is prepared to move against violators of its sanctions against Iran, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

    “Our enforcement of the sanctions regime will be as unflinching as ever, so any CEO, general counsel or...

  • Report: Coerced contraception behind 50 percent decline in Ethiopian-Israeli birth rate

    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...

  • Three Jews in Baltimore

    By David Suissa

    November 13, 2012 | 3:50 pm

    If you’ve ever been to one of those giant auto shows where hundreds of gleaming new car models are lavishly displayed in a convention hall the size of Montana, you’ve got an idea of what it felt like last Sunday morning when I entered the Jewish Federations of North America’s...

  • Eastern European giving

    October 11, 2012 | 11:31 am

    Wearing an elegant dress and a name tag, Dasha Fedoseeva flitted among the tables during a recent Jewish community dinner in Moscow just after Rosh Hashanah.

    Fedoseeva wasn’t just a guest. She was part of a team of young Jewish volunteers whose goal was to mingle and charm older...

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  • Polish architects design five sukkot for display in Warsaw

    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...

  • JDC appoints Darrell Friedman interim CEO

    May 15, 2012 | 11:33 am

    The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee named Darrell Friedman as interim CEO following the abrupt resignation of longtime CEO Steven Schwager.

    Schwager, who had been at the helm of the JDC for 10 years, announced last Friday that he’d be stepping down as CEO effective June...

  • JDC CEO Steven Schwager stepping down

    May 11, 2012 | 10:38 am

    The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s CEO is stepping down.

    The JDC announced Friday that Steven Schwager would step down as CEO at the end of June and will retire from the organization in January 2013.

    Schwager has served as CEO since 2002 and has been with the...

  • In Japan, pride in the Jewish response to tsunami

    March 7, 2012 | 10:29 am

    As I sit here in Tokyo with the first anniversary of the tsunami fast approaching, I recall my surprise the first time a Japanese person thanked me, as a Jew, for Israel’s immediate response to the disaster. It was certainly not the time to instruct that well-meaning person that...

  • Turkey earthquake: How you can help

    October 24, 2011 | 1:43 pm

    If your organization is involved in helping victims of the Turkish earthquake and you would like it included in our list, please email pertinent information to webmaster@jewishjournal.com.

    JDC RESPONDS TO TURKEY EARTHQUAKE

    In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in eastern...

  • JDC helping Christchurch Jews to rebuild

    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...

  • JDC staffer to chair Obama’s faith-based panel

    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...

  • Young Iranian Jewish professionals make a splash launching JDC’s L.A. Chapter

    By Karmel Melamed

    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...

  • JDC opens Baltics job centers

    May 25, 2010 | 12:33 pm

    Job centers pioneered by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Argentina were launched in the Baltics.

    Ariel Job Centers opened recently in Riga, Latvia, and Tallinn, Estonia, according to a news release issued Tuesday by the JDC.

    The centers have helped Argentina’s...

  • JDC mulls fund-raising changes

    April 30, 2010 | 12:03 pm

    An internal policy committee at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is offering the organization’s board 13 formal recommendations for revamping how it raises money—many of which could have a major impact on the North American network of local Jewish charitable...

  • Young Philanthropists Host Haiti Fundraiser

    By Melanie Reynard

    March 16, 2010 | 5:00 pm

    Los Angeles residents Alexis Alagem, 25, and Jackie Winnick, 27, pulled together the support of their social networks at a private back lounge of Bar 210/Plush in Beverly Hills the night of March 12, as a fundraiser for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC)...

  • Briefs: Methodists don’t ‘divest,’ Jewish groups mobilize for Myanmar, Reno TV anchor sues

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Methodists Reject Divestment Proposals

    Methodists overwhelmingly defeated measures calling for divestment from companies that allegedly enable Israel's "occupation" of the West Bank. The resolutions, targeting companies like Caterpillar, which manufactures tractors, and Motorola,...

  • A ‘Promise’ to Help Jews Overseas

    By Rachel Pomerance

    December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    A 100-year-old Jewish woman, whose closest relatives are dead, lives in a one-room walk-up apartment in the former Soviet republic of Moldova that she hasn't walked out of in four years.

    The thought of Klara Kogan, who exists on a paltry government pension, haunts Steven Schwager,...

  • Read All About It

    By Rob Eshman

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The very thought of editors of Jewish publications gathering in an Oxford manor house cries out for a Rodney Dangerfield punch line.

    Yarnton Manor was once a holding of the Spencer-Churchill family, as in Princess Diana and Sir Winston. Juxtapose its dark wood-paneled rooms and...

  • JDC’s Priority:

    By Ruth Stroud

    September 17, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union are in a desperate situation as a result of the transition from Communism to capitalism, said Michael Schneider, executive director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).

    Schneider, in Los Angeles last week to talk with top...

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