In the former Soviet Union, in Israel, in Latin America and even in Ethiopia, the JDC continues to help the most vulnerable, including the poor and elderly.
“I can say that doing something good for people, making sweets with your own hands, and putting all your heart in is so much better than receiving any gifts," said one of the volunteers.
The 105-year-old organization provides aid and services to Jewish populations in need across the globe, and took an active role aiding Holocaust survivors, Soviet Jewry, and Ethiopian Jews.
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has maintained a presence in Indonesia since the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
While other NGOs are harmed by Diaspora-Israel tension, JDC is largely unscathed, JDC's CEO says.
The incidents follow several cases of death threats and vandalism against Jewish institutions in western Ukraine, including at cemeteries and synagogues.
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) runs activities in eight different countries.
15 disabled people lead by the group 'Disabled are becoming panthers' moved on to the Prime Minister’s Office, blocking the entrances and exits to the buildings.
JDC says event is largest gathering of Jewish teenagers from FSU.
This summer, volunteers will visit lonely, homebound seniors to help them celebrate Shabbat.