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J.D.C. Sends Passover Supplies to Ten Countries in Europe

March 15, 1967
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The Joint Distribution Committee has ordered over 545,325 pounds of matzoh and other Passover supplies for shipment to some ten countries in Europe to enable needy Jews to observe the Passover holiday, it was announced today by Charles H. Jordan, JDC executive vice-chairman. Last year JDC shipped 616,500 pounds of Passover supplies to Europe. In 1965 the total was close to 720,000 pounds.

Funds for Passover relief and other JDC welfare and rehabilitation programs are provided mainly by the campaigns of the United Jewish Appeal. The supplies this years include 441,500 pounds of matzoh and matzoh meal, 1,000 pounds of matzoh Shmura flour, 600 sets of Shmura matzoh, and 1,666 cases of Passover wine to Eastern Europe, and 41,200 pounds to France. Other countries to which Passover supplies are being shipped are Albania, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Melilla and Ceuta in Spanish Morocco. The shipment to Italy also includes 1,400 bottles of Passover wine.

In addition to the supplies sent to aid Jewish communities in Europe, JDC will issue special grants to enable needy Jews in Algeria, Iran, Morocco and Tunisia to purchase matzoh and other Passover supplies locally. In Poland, matzoh is baked by the religious community with equipment supplied some years ago by JDC. In Poland, also, needy Jews will be given special grants to purchase matzoh and other Passover supplies locally.

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