Following the deadly earthquake that struck Nepal in late April, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is providing relief and medical supplies – including shelter, nutritional items, sanitation, and water – for survivors of the tremor that killed at least 2,200 and injured 5,800. JDC will once again partner with Israeli Defense Forces field hospital in Napalese capital Kathmandu through the provision of equipment, including neonatal incubators. JDC previously partnered with the field hospital in Philippines, Haiti, Sri Lanka, and Japan.
As part of the Jewish Federation's Annual Campaign, we're sharing local stories of how Jewish Daytonians are participating in the act of Tikkun Olam, healing the world. Stay tuned this summer for stories every week celebrating Tikkun Olam locally here in Dayton, and across the globe.
Tikkun Olam is a Hebrew phrase and key Jewish belief which references the shared responsibility to heal, repair, and transform the world. 100 Days of Tikkun Olam kicks off tonight, May 3, at our Presidents Dinner.We will be sharing stories of healing locally and around the world every week for the next 100 days right here on our Agency Blog. Our first local story debuts this Friday. Follow us on social media to learn and share how our Jewish community in Dayton touches all corners of the globe, and share your photos of your Jewish life in Dayton with the hashtag #JEWISHDAYTON.