The Jewish Federations of North America are forging new partnerships to make a difference in the Negev. Learn about the ways federations are helping to develop the region by clicking on the above title.
Negev in the News
The Negev Work Group and The Negev Funding Coalition
Established in 2006, the Negev Work Group evaluates the most effective ways in which the Jewish Federations of North America can contribute to the development and advancement of the Negev. Learn more about the creation of the Negev Work Group and the Negev Funding Coalition here.
The Negev Funding Coalition is a by-product of the Negev Work Group and was established in April 2011. The Coalition, is currently comprised of 8 Federations and 1 partner organization (and growing) whose goal is to inspire and support the development of the Negev and contribute to the region's internal and external image through joint funding of strategic high-impact projects addressing the region's significant challenges. The Coalition aims to encourage Federations and other funders interested in the Negev to collaborate and contribute philanthropically to these projects.
In Year 2 of its work, the Coalition is currently supporting a pioneering and impactful project: 'Young Communities, Sustainable Future'. The project is an example of entrepreneurial work, establishing the Negev as a hub for young adult communities. The Coalition is also supporting Project FIRST Israel, which runs robotics competitions for high school students, exposing them to a world of technlogy.
For those interested in joining the Coalition, please contact Talya Levin.
Federation Involvement in the Negev
Federations are constantly investing, visiting and supporting the Negev. Read about recent Federation involvement in the Negev here. Connect with the Federation of MetroWest New Jersey's activities in Israel through a blog penned by Amir Shacham, the Federation's Director of Israel Operations.
Read about communal advancement: working together to apply novel approaches to solving pressing challenges in the periphery regions.