Since JDC's founding in 1914, the American Jewish community has always been the constituency of support for our organization. Jewish federations are an essential partner in JDC's operations, providing the majority of the core funds that enable us to multiply their support fourfold with matching grants from other philanthropists. Without the support of federations, JDC would not be what it is today, working in over 70 countries worldwide to help Jews in need and Jewish communities to thrive.
Jonathan Strausberg, Planning Associate for Israel and Overseas at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore recently began a blog highlighting the federation's involvement abroad in their partnership regions of Ashkelon, Israel and Odessa, Ukraine.
In a post on June 16, Jonathan writes about his day visiting JDC programs supported by The Associated in their sister city of Ashkelon.
Check it out at A Continuum of Services and Life.