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John D. Rockefeller to American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation

1926-05-20

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives
New York, New York, United States

Rockefeller praised Agro-Joint, an American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) program, and donated $100,000 to the program. JDC established agricultural settlements and promoted an agrarian lifestyle for Russian Jewish families in the newly established Soviet Union with the creation of the American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation (Agro-Joint) in July 1924. Consequently, 70,000 Jews were resettled in the Ukraine and Crimea and taught to work the land and manage livestock in communally-run settlements. Agro-Joint also funded medical and orphan care, homes for the aged, vocational training, loan funds, workshops, and cooperatives in the cities.

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  • Title: John D. Rockefeller to American Jewish Joint Agricultural Corporation
  • Date Created: 1926-05-20
  • Physical Dimensions: 10 1/2" x 8 1/16"
  • Rights: The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives
  • External Link: Link to JDC Archives Website
  • Medium: paper

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