About The Jewish Agency

We connect Jews with Israel, with one another, with their heritage, and with our collective future

Featured Programs
  • Young Aliya
    Young Aliyah

    18-35 years-old and interested in making Israel your home? We offer specialized aliyah absorption programs designed to help young olim and students take their first steps to a lifetime in Israel.

  • Two shlichim having fun between training sessions at Kibbutz Shfayim, in preparation for heading out to summer camps across North America
    Shlichim (Israeli Emissaries)

    Our shlichim bridge the gap between Jews of different backgrounds and Israel, increase Jewish awareness and pride within your community and promote an understanding of Israel and its ideals.

  • Partnership2Gether  participants
    Partnership2Gether

    The Partnership2Gether peoplehood platform (previously known as Partnership 2000) connects some 500 communities around the world in 46 partnerships. P2G is building living bridges among these communities - sharing ideas, strengths, challenges, and models of success.

  • Hamorah Sigal Reuveni clarifying a point of Hebrew grammar to class Aleph-3 at the Ulpan Etzion Absorption Center at Beit Canada in Jerusalem
    Ulpan

    Ease into your absorption by learning Hebrew at your level while connecting with other olim, enjoying cultural events and trips around Israel.

  • Jewish Agency for Israel TEN Global Tikkun Olam representative Shai Mark with Ethiopian child in Gondar Province
    Project TEN: Global Tikkun Olam

    Volunteer with vulnerable populations around the world and develop your Jewish knowledge, while making friends from Israel and worldwide.

  • Masa Israel Journey program members at Jewish Agency Board of Governors Mega-event rock music performance in Jerusalem
    Masa Israel Journey

    Spend 5-12 months in Israel as part of a study, volunteer, or internship program with other young Jews from around the world.

  • Youth Futures, Children At-Risk 1
    Youth Futures: Mentoring for At-Risk Children

    Each Youth Futures “Mentor” works with 16 at-risk children over the course of three years, teaching skills for academic improvement and social integration that last a lifetime.

  • Students at Nitzana on a desert hike
    Nitzana Educational Eco-Village

    A cutting-edge desert community and educational center that fosters environmentalism, tolerance, and self-confidence. Nitzana is home to many Jewish Agency Social Activism projects.

  • Social Mehinot feature
    Mechinot: Post High-School Service Learning

    At Mechinot, Israeli high school graduates participate in Jewish study, volunteerism, and leadership training, towards a more engaged citizenship and a brighter future.

Voices Blog 

  • holocaust survivors

    Giving a Hand: Helping Holocaust Survivors

    Every year, we commemorate Yom Hashoah, remembering the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. We retell their stories, again and again, so that we never forget the suffering they went through.
  • רובנו : פניה עוז נוגעת בכאב

    In Rovno, A Tale of Love and Darkness

    “We came to offer life to memory, if even just for a moment,” says Professor Fania Oz-Salzberger, daughter of author Amos Oz, internationally-renowned author of ‘A Tale Of Love And Darkness’, at the
  • עידן ושמרית-נאמנת פותחים עתיד בשדרות

    Forgetting to Thank: Dr. Misha Galperin's Musings

    Because we sometimes mean to say thank you and we don’t, we should be grateful for the opportunity to be grateful that is plugged into the American calendar. Thanks for Thanksgiving.
  • Coming Home with Shirel Bitan

    A new Olah from France, a talented singer-song-writer, a proud Zionist – and a mother of two: meet Shirel Bitan. This week, the feisty contestant Shirel Bitan passed another round of eliminations with
  • אילנה מדר, בת שירות ב"מגן"

    Self-Defense for French Jews

    Ilana Medar, 18, a bat sherut, and Shimon Abouka, 21, of Paris, were excited to take part of a ceremony with the “Magen” travel program, a joint initiative of The Jewish Agency, the World Zionist
  • Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and IDF GOC Southern Command Maj. Gen. Shlomo (Sami) Turgeman attend the opening session of the Jewish Agency Board of Governors meetings in Kibbutz Nahal Oz.

    Jewish Agency Presents NIS 50 Million Aid Package to Residents of Southern Israel

    The Board of Governors of The Jewish Agency for Israel, comprised of Jewish leaders from around the world, is meeting in southern Israel; the meetings will center on a comprehensive aid package aimed