Part of a series of six papers which serve as an introduction to the International Conference of Jewish Social Work which will be opened in New York on April 22 and continued at the Hotel Ambassador in Atlantic City on May 13 and 14, 1948. In this paper, the speaker describes The Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Since 1915, it has become the nucleus of a relief organization, which united all American Jews in their efforts to render assistance to others in distress. In its years of operation, the JDC has adhered strictly to humanitarian and non-political principles. Despite all the changes in the world, however, in the foreseeable future the broad lines of JDC activities will remain the same as in the past: constructive assistance to heal die wounds inflicted by the war and occupation; and assistance in emergency situations.
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Bibliographic Information: The Joint Distribution Committee and Other Overseas Agencies. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. March 1948: