American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is inspired by Judaism’s commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world. Through grants to grassroots organizations in 32 nations, volunteer service, advocacy and education, AJWS fosters civil society, sustainable development and human rights for all people, while promoting the values and responsibilities of global citizenship within the Jewish community.
The Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies (AJFCA) represents 140 agencies in the United States and Canada that provide Jewish family and children, resettlement and elderly services. AJFCA is a continental information clearing house; hosts conferences, institutes and think tank sessions; provides fact finding and analysis, consultation, field visits and personnel services; and serves as an advocate for member agencies.
BBYO’s tagline is “more Jewish teens, more meaningful Jewish experiences.” Since its independence from B’nai B’rith International in 2002, BBYO has brought together Jewish teens, alumni, parents, professionals, volunteers and philanthropists who deliver a wide menu of fun, meaningful and affordable experiences to the post bar/bat mitzvah-age teen audience. An international, pluralistic agency, the BBYO movement intends to inspire teens across North America and the world to find a lasting connection to the Jewish people.
The Foundation for Jewish Culture (FJC) works with artists, scholars, cultural institutions federations and community agencies to enhance the quality of North American Jewish life, through programs and services to cultural institutions, local communities and individual artists and scholars, along with advocacy on behalf of the Jewish arts.
The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) works with a network of Jewish and non-Jewish organizations around the world to help screen and represent applicants before government officials; provide materials to assist in their resettlement; process refugee cases including their physical movement, reception in entry points and naturalization; and engage in advocacy on immigration and refugee issues for the Jewish community.
Hillel: the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life (Hillel) is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world with over 500 campuses, foundations and affiliates in the United States, Canada, Israel, Australia, Europe, South America and the former Soviet Union. Its commitment is to build a pluralistic community that encourages intellectual challenge and growth for young adults and engage them in Jewish life.
The Jewish Community Centers Association of North America (JCCA) is the service organization for JCCs, YM-YWHAs, and camps at more than 350 sites across the United States and Canada, serving more than two million people annually. The goal of the JCC Association is to help affiliated agencies fulfill their crucial mission of building community, transmitting Jewish heritage, teaching children, caring for the elderly, helping immigrants, and providing a warm and hospitable environment.
The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is the Jewish community's national planning and coordination body for public affairs, representing 14 national agencies and 125 local community relations councils. It strives to protect and promote a democratic, pluralistic American society based on non-partisan, traditional Jewish values and to engage in pro-Israel advocacy on behalf of the American Jewish community.
JTA, the Global News Service of the Jewish People (JTA) is an international press service reporting and distributing news concerning the Jewish people from correspondents and bureaus in the US, Canada, Israel and other regions that have particular interest to our community.
NCSJ: Advocates on Behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States and Eurasia (previously the National Conference for Soviet Jewry and now NCSJ) is the coordinating agency within the US on behalf of the Jewish communities in the 15 former Soviet republics, advocating for free emigration to Israel and other countries and for the rights of those who remain in the FSU to lead Jewish lives.