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.

  • 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.

  • 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: Intensive Hebrew Language Programs

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

  • Partnership2Gether  participants
    Partnership2Gether

    The Partnership2Gether peoplehood platform (previously known as Partnership 2000) connects some 550 communities around the world in 45 partnerships. P2G is building living bridges among these communities - sharing ideas, strengths, challenges, and models of success.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Voices Blog

  • A whole generation that's fighting for this country—for all of us to live in security and be free.

    Letters from the Front Lines

    A letter from Bar Artov from Mabueem, in the Regional Council of Merchavim. Bar is the daughter of Ile Artov, a graduate of Peoplehood 2 and member of the Partnership2Gether Steering Committee, and
  • Today, we had puppet therapy at the Cheruv Absorption Center in Be’er Sheva.

    Keeping Life Normal in Southern Israel - At All Costs

    How can we help our small children, who waited so long for their summer vacation, to overcome their fears and disappointments? Ravit Elia-Leib, Director of Welfare and Social Services for Ethiopian
  • משפחת אלימי בדרך לאשקלון מלווה באנשי בבית ביחד

    From the Riots of France to the Rockets of Ashkelon

    David Alimi and his family, one of the first recipients of Israeli citizenship from the recent French Aliyah charter flight, went to their new home in Ashkelon -- just as rockets struck.
  • “I am so proud of the staff that is committed to education and to values-based action at all times...It warms the heart that The Jewish Agency responds to us, and to others, in real time.”

    Youth Futures Mentors Providing Care 24/7 - Under Fire

    Berkeley is one of 95 Youth Futures Mentors living in southern Israel; together, they are trying to help 1,160 Youth Futures children get through Israel’s current crisis with as little emotional
  • Israelis take cover in southern Israel from incoming rocketfire.

    Not An Easy Time To Be Israeli

    Times like this show us who we are. We would be hard pressed to find another nation as fiercely dedicated to the well-being of far-away "brothers and sisters" than the Jewish people. This
  • Amigour home hit by Gaza rockets in Netivot.

    Amigour Homes Hit By Gaza Rockets

    UPDATE: JULY 17, 2014: Tonight a Hamas missile fired from Gaza hit an apartment in an Amigour Home in Netivot. Luckily the apartment was empty and was about to be occupied in the near future. No one
  • Anything to give them a few hours outside the shadow of war.

    Youth Futures: In the Full Sense of the Word

    We have been held behind closed doors for almost two weeks. A report from rocket-battered southern Israel.
  • בנות משפחת בלחסן הגיעו לישראל עם עוד שישה אחים ואחיות .

    French Aliyah: It's So Good That You Came Home

    In the shadow of a missile attack from Gaza, two planes of new immigrants from Paris landed in Tel Aviv yesterday.
  • עולים מהודו במקלט במרכז הקליטה באשדוד

    A Day in the Ashdod Shelter

    We spent a day with Olim and staff members at the Absorption Center in Ashdod. The day included two Code Red sirens; a visit from Chairperson of the Workers’ Committee Hanan Mor; a visit from the
  • A family of new immigrants from France receives their te'udot zehut (Israeli ID cards) from Minister of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption Sofa Landver and Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky today (Thursday, July 17) in Jerusalem.

    430 New Immigrants from France Receive Israeli ID Cards

    This afternoon (Thursday, July 17), 430 new immigrants who arrived in Israel last night from France received their te'udot zehut (Israeli ID cards) at a moving ceremony held by the Ministry of