RESOURCE: JDC Archives New York 1975-1989 Collection Now Available Online

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The JDC Archives is pleased to announce that its New York 1975-1989 Collection, which documents the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s global humanitarian activities over a sprawling 15-year period, is now available to researchers for the first time.

This vast collection details JDC’s global relief, renewal, and rescue initiatives during this period in over 80 countries, such as: its ongoing partnership with the Israeli government to develop innovative programs in the education, health, and welfare sectors; its support for the European Council of Jewish Communities, which worked to reinforce European Jewish communal leadership by offering technical assistance and training programs across various communities in Europe; the development of the LEATID leadership program for communities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay; the formalization of JDC’s International Development Program in 1986; relief operations in Ethiopia beginning in the 1980s; the evolution of JDC’s model of global service with the establishment in 1987 of its Jewish Service Corps for young Jewish professionals; and its transmigrant program to assist thousands of Soviet Jewish émigrés in Rome and Vienna awaiting visas.

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