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Mr. Herbert Block

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Assistant Executive Vice Presiden...

Phone: (212) ***-****  
Email: h***@***.org
Local Address:  New York City , New York , United States
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee , Inc.
711 Third Ave.
New York , New York 10017
United States

Company Description: Developed by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, "Just Like Henry" is an education resource that teaches children and youth the meaning of "kol...   more

Employment History

  • Assistant Executive Vice President
  • AEVP, Property Reclamation and Government Affairs
    JDC New York
  • Assistant Executive Vice President
    American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee New York
  • Deputy Director
    NYC Independent Budget Office Deputy Director for
  • Mayoral Assistant
    Corporation for National Service
  • Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Relations
    Corporation for National Service

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Representative
  • Member
    US Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad
  • Board Member
    World Jewish Restitution Organization


  • J.D.
    Brooklyn Law School
  • B.A.
    Columbia University
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Bratislava Seminar Participants, 13 Nov 2015 [cached]
Herbert Block
Assistant Executive Vice President Joint Distribution Committee
When Herbert Block received a ... [cached]
When Herbert Block received a call from Citibank in 2004, it wasn't about his credit card bill or personal banking.
Consequently, HCPO approached Herbert Block, JDC's representative at WJRO, to help determine what to do with the accounts. Block researched in the JDC Archives and, with the help of Senior Archivist Misha Mitsel, determined that the original holder of these accounts was the Centralinis Zydu Bankas Kooperacijei Remti Lietuvoje (Central Jewish Bank for Furtherance of Cooperatives in Lithuania), a bank founded in 1920 with the help of none other than JDC!
Block realized that the funds had come "full circle" and found their way back to the Joint. He recommended that the monies be granted to the Vilnius-based Foundation for the Lithuanian Jewish Heritage, which was being formed by WJRO and the current Jewish Community in Lithuania to support cultural, educational and welfare activities for Holocaust survivors and the local community.
Citibank transferred the funds from these two accounts to JDC to hold in escrow until the new Foundation was established. JDC has now sent these funds back to their "original home" in Lithuania's Jewish community
"The reclaimed funds from the bank that JDC helped establish have supported Jewish communal efforts and have maintained Holocaust survivors," explains Block.
Whitehouse | I Will Defend the Constitution, 7 Dec 2010 [cached]
Herbert Block, Member, Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad
Herbert Block, Appointee for Member, Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad Herbert Block has been an Assistant Executive Vice-President of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), a nearly 100-year old international humanitarian aid organization serving needy Jews and others in more than seventy countries, since 1999. As a noted expert in Holocaust restitution issues, Mr. Block's work at JDC includes efforts to restitute Holocaust-era assets, especially focusing on Jewish property in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, as well as on the provision of welfare services for Holocaust survivors. Prior to working at JDC, Mr. Block's long-standing career in government and public policy included his service as the Assistant Director for Intergovernmental and Public Affairs for the New York City Independent Budget Office; Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Relations at the federal Corporation for National Service; Assistant to the Mayor of the City of New York; and as a Special Assistant to the Manhattan Borough President. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the World Jewish Restitution Organization. Mr. Block holds a B.A. from Columbia University and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.
Youth Communication: Who We Are - Alumni - A-C, 15 Nov 2013 [cached]
Herbert Block Herbert, '83, is a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in urban studies, and has a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He was a mayoral assistant during the David Dinkins administration and deputy director for intergovernmental relations for the Corporation for National Service in Washington, DC. He then became assistant director for intergovernmental and public affairs at New York City's Independent Budget Office. Currently, he is executive vice president at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Block is also a member of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad.
Immovable Property Review Conference, 3 Aug 2014 [cached]
"There are different ways to achieve justice… and not just one model," said Herbert Block of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
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