AJC (American Jewish Committee) is supporting humanitarian relief efforts in Mexico, following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake there. Less than 24 hours after the quake struck, AJC delivered, on the eve of Rosh HaShanah, a donation to Cadena, the Mexican Jewish disaster relief organization.

“We are moved as Jews, as human beings, to respond with heartfelt compassion to assist the victims of this disaster in Mexico,” said Dina Siegel Vann, director of the AJC Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs.

The earthquake struck Mexico a day after Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray addressed a luncheon at AJC headquarters in New York.

For decades, through AJC’s BILLA, AJC has maintained close relations with top Mexican political and civil society leaders, the Mexican Jewish community, and Mexican American communities in the U.S. Comité Central de Comunidades Judías de México is an international AJC partner.

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