New book highlights 100 years of UJFT Israel and Overseas Partner, JDC

by | Nov 14, 2014 | Other News

In honor of its centennial year, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has published I Live. Send Help.

This pictorial volume details the intertwined history of JDC and the Jewish people by highlighting the major events, both tragic and redemptive, that have defined Jewish life and JDC’s global endeavors over the last century.

The publication weaves together hundreds of photographs, documents and artifacts from the organization’s extensive archives, painting a vivid picture of JDC’s life-saving work among Jewish communities in the far corners of the world.

Written by Merri Ukraincik and edited by Linda Levi, it includes original source materials—many never before available— and a prologue by award-winning novelist David Bezmozgis, whose family was assisted by JDC.

Deborah Lipstadt, author and Dorot professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University calls the book, a tour de force.

“This book tells an epic story, one of life and death, birth and rebirth, destruction and construction. Anyone interested in Jewish history of the last 100 years will be captivated by it.”

This 160-page, full-color, hardcover volume is available for $29.95, plus $5 (per copy) for shipping and handling, and can be purchased by visiting, or by calling 212-687-6200.

To hear Merri Ukraincik discuss some of her favorite photos from the book, and fascinating background about them, visit JDC is a recipient of funds generously donated to the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Annual Campaign. Make a gift to the 2015 Campaign today, by visiting