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.

  • Rabbi Torah
    Commitment to Diversity

    The Jewish Agency actively supports Jewish diversity and inclusion. We help Israelis understand the varied expressions of Judaism outside Israel, and help Jews worldwide feel that their styles of Jewish expression can find a home in Israel.

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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.

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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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

Voices Blog 

  • Getting a start in the ‘start-up nation’

    Israel is known as the “start-up nation” for its widespread culture of ingenuity and innovation. Thanks to programming from The Jewish Agency for Israel, access to this culture isn’t limited to native
  • Wildfires won’t stop him

    After learning organic farming in Israel on The Jewish Agency’s Masa program, Keith Michalak returned to the USA to farm in northern California. And though his farm was damaged in the wildfires last
  • Not Just Seeing Israel - Giving Back

    While Yakov Platt had been to Israel before, this time was different. "With Project TEN, I wanted to come to Israel and be active. Not just take a look at Israel - I wanted to help people in
  • From Tragedy to Blessing - A Journey to Israel

    Orit Yegardo Efraim nearly didn’t make it to Israel from Ethiopia. Much of the journey was on foot. As she walked through Sudan, she “started feeling sick and I collapsed. Friends, one on the right
  • Optimism Amid Tragedy: Jewish Agency Shlichim in Houston

    Hurricane Harvey caused immense damage in the Houston area, and the Jewish population was not spared. But Jewish Agency emissaries arrived at the scene to help residents in their time of need.
  • Helping in Houston

    The Jewish Agency sent a delegation to Houston to help provide crucial and immediate relief for families and institutions that suffered from Hurricane Harvey
  • Bringing Together Jewish Students from Israel and Around the World

    With the new school year just around the corner, many students at Jewish schools have a special reason to be excited about returning to the classroom: They’ll soon get to reconnect with the overseas
  • Pluralism and Pride

    As the first openly gay rabbi to lead a Masorti (Conservative) synagogue in Israel, British-born Rabbi Mikie Goldstein knows a thing or two about the importance of accepting and learning from
  • Bringing Israel to Princeton

    Representing Israel at one of America’s most highly selective universities comes with special challenges and opportunities
  • Supporting Diverse Streams of Judaism in Israel

    The Jewish Agency enables a wide variety of ways to experience Judaism in the Jewish State
  • From Athens with Love

    Four years after touring Israel as part of the first Taglit-Birthright group from Greece, today sisters Aela and Lydia Liveriou call Israel home. This is the story of their transformation from