As president and CEO of the Jewish Funders Network (JFN), Andres Spokoiny offers guidance and advice regarding the expenditure of billions of Jewish philanthropic dollars. Based in New York, the Argentinian-born Spokoiny helps shape the philanthropic visions of more than 1,500...
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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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
March 7, 2012 | 10:29 am
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JDC RESPONDS TO TURKEY EARTHQUAKE
In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in eastern...
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...
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...
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...
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...
March 16, 2010 | 5:00 pm
May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pmMethodists 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,...
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,...
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September 17, 1998 | 8:00 pmElderly 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...