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JDC in the 1960s

Yemenite seder at Malben’s Ein Shemer home for the elderly.

Shaar Menashe, Israel, 1960.

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

New York harbor, June 1919

JDC’s partnership with the Israeli government to develop strategic interventions in social service programs for a broad spectrum of populations continued to expand, enabling Israel to meet the needs of its diverse communities. JDC in Europe helped communities to welcome Jewish refugees from North Africa and Poland and to develop social services to assist in their absorption.

In Depth

1960s: Helping the New State of Israel Care for its Most Vulnerable Citizens

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