Joint Distribution Committtee

Helping Syrian Refugees

The president of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding says aid to refugees in Jordan is a Jewish imperative.
Staff Writer

Georgette Bennett, president of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, spearheaded the effort with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) that led to the creation of a coalition of 16 Jewish organizations to aid Syrian refugees who have fled to Jordan.

Georgette Bennett

JDC Chief Executive Stepping Down


The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s CEO is stepping down.

The JDC announced Friday that Steven Schwager would step down as CEO at the end of June and will retire from the organization in January 2013.

Schwager has served as CEO since 2002 and has been with the Jewish international humanitarian assistance organization since 1989.

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