In Israel and Around the World, Keeping Jewish Life Strong

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The JFNA Israel office in Jerusalem represents the Federation movement in Israel, serves as the main Federation connection to the Israeli government and liaises with Federation-funded partner agencies working in Israel and around the world.

The office provides Federations with the latest information and policy analysis of relevant issues and critical information that guides our overseas work and investments. It also supports missions that help inspire and inform Federation leaders about the movement’s work abroad.

The offices also connects Israeli leaders and government officials with the North American community, deepening their awareness and knowledge of its breadth and depth. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Federations have continued to help provide support to those communities that need it most through our through our emergency partners JDC, The Jewish Agency for Israel, and the Israel Trauma Coalition – in Israel and around the world.

In Israel

The Federation portfolio in Israel is widespread and diverse. It includes working with our partners to ensure that every Jew who wants to live in Israel can, funding programs that help provide equal access to economic and educational opportunities, and supporting initiatives that encourage religious diversity and social equality.

Global Jewry

JFNA’s Jerusalem office is also Federations’ hub for supporting Jews around the world.

Our network provides critical humanitarian and economic assistance in times of crisis, from the 2014 conflict with Gaza that threatened millions of Israelis to the ongoing strife in Ukraine that’s affected tens of thousands of Jews.

Federation also plays an important ongoing role in providing an array of life-sustaining services to needy elderly and vulnerable Jews while supporting the revitalization of Jewish life, especially in communities in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union that were decimated by the Holocaust and driven underground by Communism. Our partners fund camps, community centers and educational and leadership development programs that support a renaissance of global Jewish life.


Contact Us

For more information on JFNA’s work in Israel and overseas, please contact our Israel office at or call 011-972-2-620-2020.

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