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Partner Agencies of The Jewish Federations of North America

Jewish Agency for Israel
The world's leading Jewish nonprofit organization, the Jewish Agency for Israel has been confronting the Jewish people's greatest challenges for generations. Established in 1929, the Jewish Agency built the State of Israel and worked tirelessly to develop a vital modern nation.

Today, the Jewish Agency turns its attention to the greatest challenges of our times: a relentless erosion of Jewish communities and identity abroad and a decline among young Israelis of the social idealism that characterized Israel in its first decades. Working to ensure our Jewish future for generations to come, we bring Jews to Israel, and Israel to Jews, while re-energizing young Israelis to re-build an idealistic, model society in Israel. Jewish Agency website 

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization.

Founded in 1914, today JDC works on behalf of the Jewish communities of North America in Israel and more than 70 countries across the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, and create lasting connections to Jewish life. JDC builds Israel’s human capital by empowering its most vulnerable citizens – youth at risk, the elderly, people with disabilities, the ultra-Orthodox, Israeli Arabs, and new immigrants – with the tools they need to participate in the country’s future. JDC website 

World ORT
World ORT works for the advancement of the Jewish People through education and training for employment in Israel, CIS and Baltic States, Latin America and other countries.

Its mission is to provide individuals worldwide with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the challenges of their environment and to foster economic self-sufficiency, mobility and a sense of identity through the use of state-of-the-art technology. World ORT works in partnership with JFNA and other major Jewish organizations and educational institutions to deliver the best practical education for those in need. ORT website 

The National Federation/Agency Alliance

In addition to meeting global Jewish needs, our Jewish Federation movement also helps fund and partners with important Jewish organizations in North America. We do that primarily through the National Federation/Agency Alliance,  which is supported by dozens of Federations. The Alliance structure helps allocate, evaluate and/or review national agencies that seek allocations from Federations.
  Click here to learn more about the Alliance, and click here for a list of participating Federations.

The agencies of the Alliance:

  • Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies
  • Foundation for Jewish Culture
  • Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
  • Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
  • Jewish Community Centers Association of North America
  • Jewish Council for Public Affairs
  • JTA: The Global News Service of the Jewish People 
  • NCSJ: Advocates on Behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States & Eurasia