JDC Mourns Tragic Loss of Polish President and Other Officials

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The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s largest Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, mourns the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and other Polish officials in the plane crash on Saturday.

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s largest Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, mourns the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and other Polish officials in the plane crash on Saturday.

“Our hearts go out to the people of Poland at this tragic time. With a long and historic commitment to Jewish life in Poland, JDC stands with the local Jewish community in Poland by expressing our deepest condolences on this tremendous loss for their nation,” said JDC CEO Steven Schwager.

A JDC mission comprised of members of JDC's Board of Directors is currently in Poland, and will be arriving in Warsaw tomorrow. The mission is being led by JDC Board Member Jerry Spitzer, who chairs JDC's Europe Area Committee.

About the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
Since 1914, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has given global expression to the principle that all Jews are responsible for one another. Working today in over 70 countries, JDC acts on behalf of North America’s Jewish communities and others to rescue Jews in danger, provide relief to those in distress, revitalize overseas Jewish communities and help Israel overcome the social challenges of its most vulnerable citizens. JDC also provides non-sectarian emergency relief and long-term development assistance worldwide.

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