A Special Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund

A Special Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund

On November 7th “Rescue in the Philippines” was shown at the United Nations. Later that same evening Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines.

In response to Typhoon Haiyan’s horrific devastation, The Jewish Distribution Committee is assisting with relief efforts. We have arranged for a dedicated account through the JDC for those connected to the Rescue in the Philippines story. JDC continues their 75 year connection with the Philippines – first assisting with the Rescue to today’s relief efforts.

Your assistance will not only provide desperately needed relief but also honor President Manuel L. Quezon and the people of the Philippines for accepting 1300 Jews when almost no other county had the will and moral courage to do so.

President Quezon said in 1940, “It is my hope and indeed my expectations that the people of the Philippines will have in the future every reason to be glad when the time of need came their country extended a hand of welcome” It is now our turn to extend our hand to them in their time of need.

To be credited to our group, please donate by check.
Please make checks payable to:

JDC Typhoon Haiyan Relief and transmit to:
Itai Shamir
711 3rd Ave
New York, NY. 10017

Should you wish to donate online, or by phone (212-687-6200), please feel free to do so.

2014 Screenings Around The Country

2014 Screenings Around The Country

May 1 / Washington, DC. / 7:00 pm / free and open to the public Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library / 1630 7th St. NW
Discussion afterwards with filmmakers Russ Hodge and Cynthia Scott Contact: Rob Scheider Rob.schneider@dc.gov 202-727-0970

TV Broadcast 2014

No broadcasts are expected in the next several months.  However, we do expect more before the year is out.  We will announce additional broadcasts on this site when they are scheduled, but also through our newsletter.  If you are not signed up for the newsletter, please do so bellow.


“Rescue in The Philippines” is a one-hour documentary of the previously untold story of how the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen making two-for-a-nickel cigars in pre-WWII Manila, together with Manuel Quezon, the charismatic first president of the Philippines, Paul McNutt, US High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana (preparing for his own presidential campaign) and an ambitious Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower -  helped 1,200 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines.


What the critics are saying…

Although it runs just under an hour, the gripping documentary “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From the Holocaust” proves a thorough look at a lesser-known chapter in Holocaust-era history.Los Angeles Times