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American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

  • JDC and JAFI seek conflict resolution

    Representatives of the Jewish Agency, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Federations of North America met Monday at the New York offices of the JFNA in an attempt to solve their continuing struggle over how much each of the two overseas organizations should take home from the federations’ annual campaigns. The JDC… More ▸

  • On Jewish identity

    In his column in this week’s New York Jewish Week, Gary Rosenblatt weighs in on the recent stress between the Jewish Federations of North America and the two overseas partners of the Jewish federation system, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency for Israel. The background: The two overseas partners are perturbed by the declining dollars… More ▸

  • Masorti Movement: Synagogue in Concepcion destroyed in Earthquake

    According to the Masorti Olami, the Masorti synagogue in Concepcion was destroyed in the earthquake that rocked Chile this weekend.  The head of the Masorti Movement, Rabbi Tzvi Graetz, has been circulating an email stating that the walls were cracked, the roof caved in. “’In Concepcion, close to the epicenter of the earthquake, Rabbi Angel… More ▸

  • Where to give for Haitian relief

    Check out my story in today’s JTA about the North American Jewish community’s outpouring of support for Haiti. I’ll get you started: NEW YORK (JTA) — The Haitian earthquake has been a major fund-raising boon at the Krieger Schechter Day School in suburban Baltimore. The Jewish elementary school normally collects about $200 per week from… More ▸

  • Relief agencies: Early outpouring of dollars for Haiti are critical

    While physical relief efforts have been slow in reaching Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake to hit the beleaguered country, the monetary response to the Haitian has been furious thus far, which will be critical to the long-term relief effort, say humanitarian aid experts. According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, U.S. relief organizations… More ▸

  • JDC cuts staff overseeing nonsectarian work:

    A significant portion of recent cuts to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s staff have come from its division that carries out its nonsectarian work. The JDC’s executive committee recently approved significant budget cuts, including $1 million in personnel cuts. Around 20 percent of those cuts will come from the organization’s International Development Program. The… More ▸

  • JDC: No deal on allocations split

    Judging from the positive feelings at the GA, local federations are happy with Jerry Silverman, the new CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America. But it looks like the peace and euphoria lasted all of 48 hours, as the long-running tensions between the federation system’s two overseas organizations have resurfaced. For the past 18… More ▸