Sean Goldstone of the American branch of the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) spoke to a group of Federation members from Scranton and the Poconos on Thursday evening May 17, 2018. Sean opened his program by screening a brief video on the work of the “Joint” in Eastern Europe. He informed all assembled that this video was just viewed at a private gathering with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court.
He then continued to further explain the role of the JDC throughout the Jewish world during times of chronic poverty such as in the Former Soviet Union and during times of crisis no matter where including the aftermath of earthquakes and other natural disasters.
Sean further explained how the JDC helps the Jews in Israel through financial and educational means.
All who attended found it an informative evening.
Currently, 28% of the Jewish Federation’s fundraising campaign (UJA) goes to help JDC and other agencies in their mission to help Jews all over the world.