Our Work in Israel
Working with our organizational partners, we build and strengthen connections among communities around the world.
Our funding in Israel provides support to at-risk youth and creates a civil, democratic, and just society for all Israelis.
Our funding throughout Europe and the former Soviet Union provides food and medicine for homebound seniors and programs that educate and inspire the emerging generation.
Our work in Israel and in Jewish communities around the world is made possible by supporters of Federation’s Community Campaign, and by the following funds at the The Jewish Community Foundation:
- Amalie and Henry Schudamak Fund
- Programs in Israel Restricted Fund
- Rudolph Geringer Programs in Israel Fund
- Dr. Livia Ross Scholarship Fund
- Sam and Dora Ruvkun Advanced Planning Endowment for Projects in Israel
- Alexander & Ethel Levens Fund
Our Partners in Israel and Overseas
JDC is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. Since 1914, JDC has exemplified the value that all Jews are responsible for one another and for improving the well-being of vulnerable people around the world. Today, JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters. Learn more about JDC.
The Jewish Agency for Israel has worked to secure a vibrant Jewish future since 1929. Instrumental in founding and building the State of Israel, The Jewish Agency today serves as the official link between the Jewish state and Jewish communities everywhere, inspiring a collective sense of Jewish purpose.
Globally, The Jewish Agency cultivates meaningful engagement with Israel and facilitates aliyah. As the Jewish world’s first responder, The Jewish Agency addresses emergencies in Israel and rescues Jews from countries where they are at risk. Learn more about The Jewish Agency.
World ORT is the world’s largest Jewish education and vocational training non-governmental organization, delivering the best practical education for those in need. Through a network of schools, colleges, training centers and programs in Israel, the former Soviet Union, Latin America and other countries, ORT works for the advancement of Jewish and other people by supplying them with the necessary skills, knowledge, training and education to foster economic self-sufficiency. Learn more about World ORT.
Dror Israel is a youth movement that fights for a democratic Israeli society. At its kibbutz in Akko, Dror Israel educators mentor at-risk youth in the area, giving them a support network, a social outlet, and the skillsets to succeed as Israeli citizens.
Stories of our work in israel and overseasVIEW ALL
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To celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday, we must party hardy! In this spirit, we invite you to celebrate Israel’s seventieth with the talented Israeli-Iraqi-Yemeni folk rocker Dudu Tassa, backed by his band The Kuwaitis, who have taken the stage at Coachella and toured with Radiohead on their most recent North American tour. Dudu Tassa is also […]
Growing up amid the smog and congestion of Los Angeles, Bryan Meadan dreamt of someday escaping to Israel. He could just picture himself living in the lush green Galilee, spending his nights with friends drinking beer under an open, starry sky. With help from Federation partner The Jewish Agency for Israel, he made aliyah the […]