The Jewish Agency for Israel brings Jews to Israel, Israel to Jews and helps build a better society in Israel and beyond.
 
Our Vision
To ensure the future of a connected, committed, global Jewish People with a strong Israel at its center.
 
Our Mission
Inspire Jews throughout the world to connect with their People, heritage, and homeland, and empower them to build a thriving Jewish future and a strong Israel.

Featured Programs
  • Amigour
    Amigour: Subsidized Housing in Israel

    Amigour is a Jewish Agency subsidiary that provides quality housing in Israel to the elderly, new immigrants, and single-parent families.

  • The Jewish Agency Global Service Center in 5 languages
    Global Service Center

    The Global Service Center is our one-stop Aliyah hotline, open throughout the day, in six languages.

  • 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.

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    First Home in the Homeland

    First Home in the Homeland provides your young family with a warm home on a kibbutz for your first 6 or 12 months in Israel.

  • 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.

  • Ulpan Etzion Jerusalem 2016
    Ulpan

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

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    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.

  • Project TEN, Ethiopia
    Project TEN: Global Tikkun Olam

    Be The Change - Become a Jewish global activist and volunteer in Ghana, Mexico, Uganda, Ethiopia or Israel

  • 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: 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.

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    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.

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    Taglit-Birthright Israel

    Visit Israel as a part of the classic 10-day educational trip, free of charge.

  • מנהיגות יהודית גלובלית
    The Global Leadership Institute

    Established in 2013 with the aim of building the capacity of young adults to be able to mobilize others to make progress on tough local & global Jewish challenges and to lead across organizational, geographic and denominational boundaries in times of change.

  • Kiryat Malachi & Hof Ashkelon

    The Jewish Agency’s Partnership2Gether is a platform connecting about 550 Jewish communities around the world with communities in Israel in 46 partnerships.

  • Service year shlicha Mia Winraob in England
    Service Year Shlichim

    The goal of the Service Year Program (formerly Shin-shinim) is to place high school graduates from Israel in Jewish communities abroad for a one-year program of volunteer activity (Shnat Sheirut).

  • Western Galilee and Central Region

  • Aliyah Absorption Center Carmiel
    Absorption Centers

    All your needs as a new oleh are taken care of in this unique Israeli housing arrangement, which serves as your first home from which to start the integration process.

Voices Blog 

  • My Exodus

    Beny Lidsky, director of the Aliyah and Israel Experience Programs of the Jewish Agency’s Russian-Speaking Jewry Unit fought for the right to make aliyah from a very young age. For him, Aliyah was a
  • Bringing the Mideast to the Midwest

    Over three years as a shlicha in Cincinnati, Jerusalem native Maia Morag has emphasized building personal connections and presenting a complex view of Israel. But ask her about this life-changing
  • From Hell to Home: Saving Israel’s Senior Citizens and Holocaust Survivors from the Housing Crisis

    A lack of affordable housing for seniors is one of Israel’s most acute social challenges. Amigour is leading the way for change.
  • The 6 Best Ways to Learn Hebrew Right Now

    The Jewish Agency started the first Ulpan in 1949 as a method to rapidly teach Hebrew to the hundreds of thousands of new immigrants we helped settle in the newly founded State of Israel. It’s still
  • Finding My Spark – From Roanoke to Israel

    After graduating from a college with fewer than 30 Jewish Students, Shaina Lidd decided to spend a year in Israel. She joined a secular Yeshiva, and started teaching Arab-Israelis in the Bedouin city
  • Preparing Tomorrow’s Haredi Soldiers

    Serving in Israel's military can be especially challenging for people from haredi (ultra-Orthodox) backgrounds, who often lack the support network and knowledge of the army that many of their non
  • They Never Would Have Known They Were Actually Family

    After Kim and Jennifer met in Jerusalem, the two immigrants from Marseille became close friends, bonding over their shared background. But when each planned a vacation to France for a family bar
  • A Global Approach to Volunteering in Northern Israel

    The Jewish Agency’s Project TEN sends Jewish young adults to volunteer all over the world. Serving Bedouin and Jewish communities in the Galilee, one of its international groups has a unique Israel
  • עולים, אב ובנו נוחתים בנתב"ג במסגרת מבצע "כנפי היונה"

    Reuniting Families from Ethiopia in Israel

    In October, 63 people arrived at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport from Ethiopia to reunite with their families. This is the beginning of an effort to bring remaining relatives of Ethiopian immigrants to
  • Embracing Diversity in the Face of Hostility

    After learning that Students for Justice in Palestine was going to bring its harsh anti-Israel rhetoric to George Mason University for this fall’s national conference, Jewish Agency Israel Fellow Tal
  • A Summer in Israel – and the Business It Inspired

    23-year-old Emily Levy is the founder and CEO of Mighty Well, a company that offers stylish solutions for people suffering from chronic illnesses. She credits a summer internship in Haifa for