Israel & Overseas Today

Israel and Overseas at GA 2020

What an amazing week last week was for the North American Jewish community! JFNA’s annual General Assembly went virtual for the first time, enabling more than 10,000 people to join plenaries, workshops and special events, all exploring the ways that – together – we make an impact.


Press Release | Israel Welcomes 2000 New Immigrants From Ethiopia

The Jewish Agency and Jewish Federations of North America Applaud Government of Israel Decision to Bring 2,000 Ethiopian Olim by Early 2021


New Ethiopian Immigrants to be Reunited with Family in Israel


Jerusalem – October 12, 2020 — The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish F…

The Honey And The Bee Sting - An I&O Update

Like the famous Israeli song by Naomi Shemer Al Kol Eleh (For All of These), Israelis are used to experiencing both “the honey and the bee sting”. Recent days have seen an extreme realization of this phenomenon with Israel and people around the world celebrating the  historic normalizat…

What ‘Back to School’ Looks Like In 2020

In communities around the world, educational frameworks opened this month with in-person, online, and hybrid learning models. Read how Federation overseas partners invested time and thought into planning quality educational opportunities while remaining compliant with Covid-19 precautions.…

Mission Focused: Helping Victims of Terror During the Pandemic

In addition to coping with the global pandemic and political and civil unrest, Israeli security forces and the country’s southern residents have been dealing with a frightening uptick in terror along the Gaza border. Federation is helping those affected by the attacks.