About the Foundation
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee – the JDC – was founded more than 100 years ago in the USA. It builds its diverse humanitarian activities on Jewish values such as charity and social responsibility.
Helping both Jewish communities and non-Jewish people in need, it has chapters in more than 70 countries.
JDC was foremost in helping survivors after World War II. The Hungarian chapter was disbanded during the years of communist dictatorship, and the office reopened as an early sign of the transition in 1989.
Since then, JDC helped more than 100 000 people with its home care/home nursing-, health- and family services. It also operates a community center, summer camps, clubs and community programs.