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The Joint (The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) is the largest Jewish humanitarian organization in the world.

Since 1914, the Joint has operated in 70 countries, providing a safety net for Jews in distress, strengthening and building Jewish communities, and supplying relief and rescue services in times of crisis and disaster.

In Israel, the Joint operates as a center for social research and development (R&D) in strategic cooperation with the national government, municipalities and local authorities, the non-profit and business sectors, and other partners, to shape the socioeconomic future of Israel together.

Since its inception, the organization has invested more than NIS 10 billion ($3 billion) to help meet the social and humanitarian needs of Israeli society. Joint Israel reflects the commitment of Diaspora Jewry to participate in the efforts of the people of Israel in building a strong society.

The Joint is developing dozens of programs, social services, and initiatives that aim to change the face of Israeli society. Our goals are to see children and youth at risk growing up with a more promising future, older people aging with dignity, people with disabilities living independently in the community, the unemployed integrating and progressing in the workforce, and social systems working efficiently and effectively.

Over the years...

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