Commitment to Diversity

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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.

Each year The Jewish Agency for Israel allocates approximately $3 million to Israel's Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox movements. This support substantively bolsters the presence of these religious movements in Israel, strengthens their presence and impact, and helps ensure essential religious diversity and inclusion. 
The Jewish Agency supports about 30 programs in Israel that expose Israelis to Reform, Conservative, or Modern Orthodox expressions of Judaism, with a focus on programs serving children, teenagers, pre-army service, post-army service, and entire communities.
Among programs funded by The Jewish Agency are local activities—with a focus on youth movements and leadership training—of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, the World Union for Progressive Judaism, Hebrew Union College, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the Masorti Movement, the TALI School Network, the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary, the Orthodox Union, and the Council of Young Israel Rabbis in Israel.
Together, these programs touch the lives of 280,000 members of Israel’s Jewish community.