• 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
    By Jewish Agency Staff on 15 Mar 2017 / 17 Adar II 5777
  • Israel’s Senior Citizens, Holocaust Survivors and the Housing Crisis

    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.
    By Jewish Agency Staff on 15 Mar 2017 / 17 Adar II 5777
  • 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
    By Avi Bass on 15 Mar 2017 / 17 Adar II 5777
  • 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
    By on 15 Mar 2017 / 17 Adar II 5777
  • 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
    By Jewish Agency Staff on 13 Feb 2017 / 17 Shevat 5777
  • 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
    By Jewish Agency Staff on 13 Feb 2017 / 17 Shevat 5777
  • 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
    By Jewish Agency Staff on 13 Feb 2017 / 17 Shevat 5777
  • 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
    By Jewish Agency Staff on 03 Jan 2017 / 5 Tevet 5777
  • Board of Governors conducts special meeting at the Knesset

    Prime Minister Netanyahu, Knesset Members, and Chairman Natan Sharansky Took Part in the Gathering
    By Jewish Agency Staff on 01 Nov 2016 / 30 Tishrei 5777
  • Judith Gozlan and her family at the special flight from France

    Reunited After 9 Years: A French Aliyah Story

    An emotional family reunion at Ben Gurion Airport as a family reunites in Israel as her brother- and sister-in-law were among the 201 immigrants arriving on the season’s biggest Aliyah flight from
    By Jewish Agency Staff on 21 Oct 2016 / 19 Tishrei 5777