GENEVA. (Apr. 20)
Jewish communities in eleven countries have received from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Passover supplies, including 250, 000 pounds of matzoth, 70, 000 pounds of matzoth meal, and 7, 500 bottles of sacramental wines.
For the first time, Jews in Pakistan have received Passover supplies from the JDC, Charles Jordan, JDC overseas director, said here today. A shipment of 2,200 pounds of matzoth was received at Karachi and confirmed by cable to the JDC offices yesterday. The Joint Distribution Committee does not operate any welfare program in Pakistan, Mr. Jordan said, but the matzoth were sent to Karachi at the specific request of the Jewish community there, which reported that the 400 Jews in Karachi face economic difficulties.
In addition to the shipment of Passover supplies to the eleven countries, the JDC also made special grants to Jewish communities in other countries, to facilitate full, religious observation of the Passover holiday, Mr. Jordan reported.