The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) impacts thousands of Jewish lives every year. The Jewish Agency's partnership with the federation community makes it possible to bring Jews home to Israel on aliyah, to give them hope for a better future. Our partnership provides educational programs, youth villages, and a broad array of opportunities for higher education for young immigrants struggling to make a life in this new dynamic country. The Jewish Agency's partnership with the federation community provides dignified, enriching living environments for senior citizens. It strengthens Israel's periphery and empowers weaker populations, by connecting Israeli and Diaspora communities through Partnership 2000. And together, we develop and enhance Jewish Zionist education in communities in North America and around the world. Visit www.jafi.org.il for more information.
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), with financial support from the federation community, sponsors programs of relief, rescue and renewal and help Israel address its most urgent social challenges. Whenever and wherever a Jewish community is threatened, JDC offers rescue. For Jewish communities in distress, JDC offers aid. Since the fall of communist regimes, JDC has been helping European communities rebuild Jewish life. JDC provides assistance to the State of Israel as it addresses the social service needs of children-at-risk, struggling immigrant populations, the elderly and the disabled. And in times of crisis – natural disasters, war, famine – JDC offers aid to non-Jews to fulfill the Jewish tenet to repair the world. Visit www.jdc.org for more information.