THE PROGRAM AND ITS GOALS
In 2018, The Jewish Agency for Israel launched AmiUnity in response to a crisis of connection between Israeli Jews and Jews around the world. Through a targeted educational initiative, young Israelis are encouraged to explore the vitality of Jewish life around the world and to help all Jews feel at home in Israel so the global community can continue to grow and flourish.
AmiUnity's theory of change is based on three principles: knowledge leads to interest, interest leads to connection, and connection leads to commitment—and we're engaging Israeli young people every step of the way. We believe:
1. The Jewish people exist beyond the borders of Israel, and every young Israeli Jew is a part of that.
2. The Jewish people are made up of a multitude of communities around the globe. These communities have significance, strength, impact, and legitimacy.
3. While Jews throughout the world have differing opinions and a plethora of identities, they are all part of one people—a unique, global family.
4. Like all families, the Jewish people includes within it different voices, and recognizes the equal legitimacy of all these voices.
5. The State of Israel is the homeland of the entire Jewish people, and every member of the Jewish people must be able to feel at home in it.
6. The fact that every Jew must feel comfortable in Israel is a mutual obligation demanded of all of us.
Promoting solidarity among the global Jewish family is one of The Jewish Agency's most important missions. Our approach was designed to engage Israeli young people ages 7 to 25 through existing educational programs in Israel. Here are the pillars of the AmiUnity program:
• Training the trainers: Empowering the senior educational leaders and field staff of various educational organizations to effectively reach Israeli youth on this topic.
• Building support materials: Helping partner organizations develop and improve the quality of Jewish peoplehood curriculum.
• Promoting face-to-face interaction: Coupling our target groups with peers from Jewish communities around the world.