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Australian Jewish News
Chagall’s granddaughter visiting for Joint

In 1921, Marc Chagall, born Moishe Segal in Lithuania, lived in poverty near Moscow, amid the chaos of the Bolshevik Revolution. To supplement his income from the modernist paintings he pioneered, the struggling artist taught art at a shelter supported by the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) for Jewish boys orphaned by Ukrainian pogroms. The art lessons buoyed their threadbare lives. Twenty years later, in 1941, when Chagall was living and painting in France, he and his wife Bella found themselves trapped, as German armies advanced across Europe. Due to the efforts of “the Joint”, they were able to flee to America.

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A Gift that Changes Lives – The Joint launches the Gift Market

Buy a meal for a needy Jewish family in the former Soviet Union, send a Jewish child to summer camp in Europe, or build a well in Africa — at The Joint’s GiftMarket, you can give a present that will change lives.

A Word from The Joint’s New Director for Victoria, Yael Cass

My grandparents, Zionist Jews from Bulgaria, received financial assistance from The Joint to purchase land for a new settlement in Palestine under the British occupation in 1942 (today, Moshav Beit Halevi). It is 76 years later that I proudly joined The Joint Australia dedicated to help Jews in need around the world and in Israel.

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