When the state of Israel was created in 1948, the Federation system made a pledge to help support the security, safety and well being of its Jewish residents and immigrants. Our Federation is proud to continue to keep that promise—and to come to the aid of fellow Jews in 70 countries around the world. Israel & Our Global Family includes a wide range of humanitarian programs and services for fellow Jews in Israel and more than 70 countries around the world, including those focused on hunger, rescue, resettlement, poverty, anti-Semitism, aid to victims of terror, establishing a new life in Israel, and the revitalization of Jewish communities.
BENEFITING PROGRAMS INCLUDE:
Olga's Story 28 years old from the FSU was missing "something".
Olga grew up in Belarus in the former Soviet Union, a place where there was a very small Jewish community and limited Jewish resources. She vividly recalls a childhood friend announcing that she didn’t want to play with her because she heard she was Jewish.
“I remember crying and telling her I am not Jewish; I am a good girl!”
Olga grew up, studied hard and became a doctor — yet she knew something important was missing. Then she found out about the Jewish Agency’s MASA program that helps Jews from around the world spend time studying or working in Israel. The experience provided her with a new community of Jewish friends “that felt like family” and an enthusiasm for her faith and heritage that she never had in Belarus. When the program ended, Olga said she could not imagine returning home. “I realized my soul was in Israel and I was going to make aliyah.”
♦ American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) ♦Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) ♦Ben Yakir Youth Village ♦CHAMAH ♦Ethiopian National Project (ENP) ♦Former Soviet Union (FSU) Welfare Relief ♦Jewish Identity Summer Camps in the FSU ♦MASA – Israel Journey ♦NATIV – Immigrant Soldier Jewish identity Program ♦PACT (Parents and Children Together) Early Childhood Program ♦Partnership 2000 (P2K) – Kiryat Bialik ♦World ORT ♦The Mollie Rosenthal Memorial Fund
Last year, support from our Federation helped:
150+ Ethiopian-Israeli get a head start through JDC's PACT program. 120 at-risk boys receive a better chance at life at the JAFI Ben Yakir Youth Village in Israel. 11 immigrant Israeli Defense Force soliders learn about their Judaism.
...and so many others throught the Israel & Our Global Family giving center.
YOU HAVE THE POWER To Feed To Help To Rescue To Educate To Inspire Hope To Comfort To Motivate To Encourage TO CHANGE THE WORLD.
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