For 80 years, the Jewish Agency for Israel has been working with partners around the world to secure the future of a connected Jewish people with a strong Israel at its heart. Together, we have brought over three million people to Israel, striving to create an Israel of equal opportunity. The Jewish Agency’s efforts are aimed at facilitating the return of Jews to their homeland; bringing Israel into the lives of the next generation of Jews abroad; and strengthening Israel’s disadvantaged communities. The Jewish Agency focuses on achieving its goals through three primary areas of activity:
World ORT’s mission is to work for the advancement of Jewish and other people through training and education; to provide communities wherever they are, with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the complexities and uncertainties of their environment; to foster economic self-sufficiency, mobility and a sense of identity through use of state-of-the-art technology. Through International Cooperation programs, ORT supports non-sectarian economic and social development in under-developed parts of the world, with vocational training and the provision of technical assistance.
JDC has been the 911 of the Jewish world for 95 years. Today JDC rescues Jews at risk, provides life-sustaining relief to Jewish communities in need, ensures a Jewish future through global renewal of Jewish community life, and assists Israel’s most vulnerable citizens. Highlights include:
Relief for the World’s Poorest Jews: Providing life-saving support and basic human dignity to over 168,000 destitute Jewish elderly living in the former Soviet Union, including hunger relief, home care and medication.
Bolstering Israel’s Most Vulnerable Citizens: Strengthening Israel’s ability to help its weakest members, including children and youth at risk, the elderly, vulnerable immigrants, and people with disabilities. Priority programs include:
Help for Jewish Children at Risk Around the World: Priority programs include:
Ensuring a Jewish Future in the Former Soviet Union: Priority programs include:
Lifeline to the Most Vulnerable Communities: Priority programs include: