September 21, 2010

SAVE THE DATE: JDC Ambassadors Circle Global Symposium

Join us for a day of high profile briefings on the status of Jewish communities around the world.

JDC Ambassadors Circle Global Symposium
Monday, December 13, 2010
New York City

Our keynote speaker will be Gideon Herscher, Director of Haiti Relief and Reconstruction Efforts. 

As emergency relief efforts in Haiti transition to longer term recovery, an on-the-ground presence will be critical in order to provide information on new directions, address emerging needs, and identify partnering opportunities.

In the midst of this chaos, Gideon Herscher relocated to Haiti for a period to serve as JDC's representative on the ground, overseeing and coordinating the organization's disaster relief and development efforts.

For the past 10 years, Gideon's main focus has been the developing and implementation of programs and partnerships for vulnerable populations in Israel, as well as overseeing a number of critical JDC programs in Ethiopia and Rwanda.

Gideon wrote a wonderful piece about spending Rosh Hashana in Haiti and the hopeful experiences that he encountered during his time there.  You can read it HERE.

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