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JDC in the 1970s

Children play outdoors at the Jewish community kindergarten, supported by JDC.

Rome, Italy, 1972.

JDC’s first cargo of preserved kosher beef is loaded aboard the SS Ashburn.

New York harbor, June 1919

JDC provided relief in Vienna and Rome for Soviet Jews in transit and was able to respond compassionately to a backlog of thousands of Soviet Jewish émigrés awaiting visas. JDC changed its mode of operation in Israel, establishing JDC-Israel, and continued to work in partnership with the government to address social needs. JDC continued to respond to nonsectarian emergencies and was a founding member of the Interfaith Hunger Appeal.

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1970s: JDC Adapts to a Rapidly Changing World

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