Jewish Social Action
The Jewish Agency builds a thriving Israel by harnessing social activism in service of vulnerable populations. We train young Israelis to become leaders, social entrepreneurs, and skilled volunteers who work to make Herzl's vision of a model society a reality in Israel.
Jewish Social Action Programs
Project TEN: Global Tikkun Olam
Volunteer with vulnerable populations around the world and develop your Jewish knowledge, while making friends from Israel and worldwide.
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.
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.
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.
The Net@ program increases the educational, social and economic opportunities of youth living in Israel's peripheral communities and works to reduce Israel's digital divide.
The Jewish Agency's Youth Villages provide highly cost-effective boarding school settings for youth with severe emotional, behavioral and family problems.
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.
Atidim: Enrichment Programs for Gifted Students
Atidim, "Futures" in Hebrew, prepares promising students from disadvantaged communities for higher education at leading universities.
The Jewish Agency's Young Activism activities are dedicated to investing in young Israelis who value social activism as a way of life, repairing the world, and long-term change.
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Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce
Service Year Enrichment Program (Shin-shinui)
A new initiative provides training courses and Jewish learning for post-high school service-year volunteers.
Fund for the Victims of Terror
The Fund for the Victims of Terror provides Israel’s terror victims with direct, immediate financial assistance after an attack, complementing governmental relief and easing recovery.
Emergency Assistance Fund
The Emergency Assistance Fund provides security details to Jewish schools, synagogues, and community centers around the world, so Jewish communal life can thrive even in the unfriendliest of places.
La’ad: Volunteers Assisting Holocaust Survivors
Hundreds of trained volunteers make house calls to Holocaust survivors in Israel, offering companionship, help with day-to-day chores, and assistance applying for legal benefits.
Young AliyahNativ: Jewish Heritage Education for Immigrant Soldiers
Nativ is a warm Jewish educational experience for immigrant soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
Meet Our Staff
- "I myself made Aliyah in the 1980's, and I am full of gratitude for the continued work and commitment of The Jewish Agency" – Vered Achihon, Content Director, Ethiopian Project
- "I am currently writing a children's book that I always dreamed of publishing before the age of 35" – Omer Givati, Director of the Kiryat Gat-Lachish-Shafir-Chicago Partnership
- "After coming to Israel on The Jewish Agency's "Operation Moses", I'm now privileged to make the dream of return to Zion come true for so many others" – Asher Seyom, Emissary to Ethiopia
- "My Masa program was a test drive which reinforced my long-time dream – to make Aliyah" – Rina Barats, Graphic Designer, Marketing Unit
- "It's an amazing opportunity to provide young Jewish campers and counselors with the same life-changing experience that I had" – Daniel Mahrer, Shlichim and Camps Coordinator, Summer Shlichim (emissaries) Program
- "My work is extraordinarily satisfying, enabling me to contribute to Israeli society and the Jewish people" – Yael Toledano, Senior Assistant
- "My work provides a wonderful opportunity to develop Aliyah programs that serve the interests of both Olim and Israel's economy" – Bilana Sahar, Director, Aliyah and Experience Israel, FSU unit
- "The challenge enables me have a real impact on society, puting a smile on the faces of youth at risk" – Muhammad Abu Al-Hija, Director, Eastern Jerusalem Youth Futures