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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • AUDIO: The Jews of Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, India, China and Iran

    By The Web Guy

    July 12, 2008 | 6:20 am

    Dr. Zvi Feine, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Director for Africa and Asia and Deputy Director of JDC-Israel, speaking at Shabbat eve services at Congregation Beth Torah in Overland Park, Kansas. In the October 26, 2007 presentation, he...

  • Falling dollar hurts seniors in former Soviet Union

    June 19, 2008 | 2:32 pm

    MOSCOW (JTA) -- From its perch above a shelf packed with crystal dishes, a photograph of Alexey Zheleznyak's late wife keeps watch over a spotless apartment.

    The ripple effect of a sluggish American economy has forced Zheleznyak, 81, into what he calls the "woman's business" of...

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  • To Simcha, With Love

    By Gaby Friedman

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The very word Siberia evokes a cold, distant place -- it's so, well, Soviet. But Siberia just got a little warmer and a little more Jewish because of San Fernando Valley resident Elaine Berke, who arranged for the b'nai mitzvah of 61 Siberian Jews ranging in age from 12 to 26.

    The...

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