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

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Net@ fortifies academic studies in computer and network technology with practical, hands-on training.
    Net@

    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.

  • Youth Villages
    Youth Villages

    The Jewish Agency's Youth Villages provide highly cost-effective boarding school settings for youth with severe emotional, behavioral and family problems.

  • Atidim
    Atidim: Enrichment Programs for Gifted Students

    Atidim, "Futures" in Hebrew, prepares promising students from disadvantaged communities for higher education at leading universities.

  • Young Activism
    Young Activism

    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.

  • Emergency Assistance Fund
    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.

  • At Home Together Volunteer
    At Home Together (Babait Beyachad)
    Volunteer for At Home Together

    Interested in volunteering? Here's what you need to know!

  • Nativ
    Young Aliyah
    Nativ: Jewish Heritage Education for Immigrant Soldiers

    Nativ is a warm Jewish educational experience for immigrant soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

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    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
    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.

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