Getting a start in the ‘start-up nation’

Vladimir and Darya immigrated to Israel with their 2-year-old daughter Liza in March 2016 from Russia. The Jewish Agency helped Vladimir launch a new career in high tech during their stay at The

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

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

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