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“I Live. Send Help.” 100 Years of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

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Simchat Torah celebration in Romanian synagogue, Bucharest, 1969 © Courtesy of the New York Historical Society
“I Live. Send Help.” 100 Years of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

170 Central Park West
New York City, NY 10024
June 13th, 2014 - September 21st, 2014
Opening: June 13th, 2014 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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http://www.nyhistory.org/
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upper west side
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webmaster@nyhistory.org
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(212) 873-3400
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Tue-Thu 10-6; Fri 10-8; Sat 10-6; Sun 11-5:45
TAGS:  
objects, film, photography

DESCRIPTION

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) was founded in New York City in 1914 as a response to the plight of Jews in Europe and Palestine at the outset of World War I. Since then, JDC has become a premiere humanitarian organization helping Jews and non-Jews the world over in times of need. On the occasion of its 100 year anniversary, this exhibition will recount the history of the JDC from its creation by Jacob Schiff and Henry Morgenthau Sr. to its most recent relief activities rebuilding Jewish communities of the former Soviet Union and in aiding Filipinos in the wake of the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. Included in this celebratory exhibition will be photographs, objects, and films that bring the JDC’s poignant stories to life.