October 10, 2012

JDC Ambassadors New York Program, October 22

Can we turn the tables on poverty? Real lessons from the field in Israel, Russia, Haiti and beyond
JDC Ambassadors Meeting
Monday, October 22, 5 pm doors open, 5:30-7 pm program
New York

An article about this event is now available on the JDC Field Blog.

JDC's experience in combating poverty around the world contains not only a treasure trove of stories of individual dedication and initiative in the face of adversity, but also a myriad of valuable lessons learned about how best to address and ultimately end poverty.
The largest Jewish humanitarian organization, JDC leverages nearly a century’s experience to create effective programs that benefit some of the world’s neediest populations faced with disaster, extreme poverty, political instability, and genocide. JDC’s lifesaving interventions in the World War I and World War II eras are legendary; its work today helps hundreds of thousands of people in crisis and focuses on sustainable solutions to Jewish poverty and beyond.
Featuring from the field:
  • Galit Sagie on the keys to social mobility in Israel
  • Rina Edelstein on addressing overwhelming need among elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union
  • Mandie Winston on the importance of empowering people to help themselves
  • Moderated by Gideon Herscher, program development expert
For more information, contact Rebecca Neuwirth, rebeccan@jdcny.org
JDC Ambassadors programs provide insight into the state of Jewish communities around the world – and what we can do about it. Programs are open to JDC Ambassadors, members of our Ambassador Circle and Society, and select guests.