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  • JDC mobilizes Ecuador, Japan relief efforts

    April 19, 2016 | 10:20 am

    The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is organizing relief efforts in response to a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador that has killed at least 272 people and injured more than 2,500.

    The New York-based JDC said in a statement released Monday that it has begun...

  • The Circuit

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Monty's a Man -- Again

    Philanthropist and game show icon Monty Hall took center stage last week at Temple Shalom for the Arts when he stepped up to the bimah to read from the Torah at his bar mitzvah. Hall embraced the ancient tradition of a second bar mitzvah surrounded by an...

  • A Race Against Time and Floodwaters

    By Chanan Tigay

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Stepping up to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, Jewish day schools opened their doors to evacuees, families welcomed strangers into their homes, Jewish rescue squads searched through the storm's wreckage and Jewish organizations raised millions of dollars for those whose lives were...

  • Tikkun Olam

    By Rachel Pomerance

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    When it comes to helping victims of the Southeast Asian tsunami, the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is taking the adage, "teach a man how to fish," quite literally.

    As part of its long-term relief efforts for victims of the Dec. 26 tragedy, the group is working with its...

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