About JDC

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), commonly known as “the Joint,” is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. Since 1914, JDC has exemplified that all Jews are responsible for one another and for improving the well-being of vulnerable people around the world.

Today, JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.

Learn more at www.JDC.org.

JDC Programs Worldwide

JDC works in over 70 countries around the world. In the Former Soviet Union alone, we serve over 160,000 poor elderly Jews living in 2,900 cities. Learn more about what we do and where we work.

JDC Archives

One of the most important repositories of modern Jewish history, the JDC Archives is an invaluable resource for scholars, family historians, filmmakers, educators and the general public. The Archives, the records of JDC since its founding in 1914, includes text collections, a photo collection of 100,000 images, sound recordings including oral histories, and a library. Explore these treasures on the JDC Archives website.

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