International Partner Agencies

 

We are proud of our international partner agencies, each of which provides a myriad of services to the men, women and children around the world. By supporting the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign, you are helping to fund a lifeline of programs and activities offered by our invaluable partners.

The Jewish Federation of North American represents 153 Jewish Federations and over 300 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs. The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning). Click here for the JFNA 2016 Public Policy Priorities. 

 

The world's leading Jewish nonprofit organization, the Jewish Agency for Israel, (JAFI) has been confronting the Jewish people's greatest challenges for generations. Established in 1929, the Jewish Agency helped build the State of Israel and worked tirelessly to develop a vital modern nation.


Today, the Jewish Agency turns its attention to the greatest challenges of our times: a relentless erosion of Jewish communities and identity abroad and a decline among young Israelis of the social idealism that characterized Israel in its first decades. Working to ensure our Jewish future for generations to come, JAFI connects Jews with Israel, with one another, with their heritage, and with our collective future.

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the worlds's leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. Founded in 1914, today JDC works on behalf of the Jewish communities of North America in Israel and more than 70 countries across the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, and create lasting connections to Jewish life. JDC builds Israel’s human capital by empowering its most vulnerable citizens – youth at risk, the elderly, people with disabilities, the ultra-Orthodox, Israeli Arabs, and new immigrants – with the tools they need to participate in the country’s future.

World ORT works for the advancement of the Jewish People through education and training for employment in Israel, CIS and Baltic States, Latin America and other countries.

Its mission is to provide individuals worldwide with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the challenges of their environment and to foster economic self-sufficiency, mobility and a sense of identity through the use of state-of-the-art technology. World ORT works in partnership with JFNA and other major Jewish organizations and educational institutions to deliver the best practical education for those in need. 

The vision of Taglit-Birthright is to strengthen Jewish identity, Jewish communities and solidarity with Israel by providing a 10-day trip to Israel for young Jewish people. Taglit-Birthright believes that the experience of a trip to Israel is a building block of Jewish identity, and that by providing that gift to young Jews, they can strengthen bonds with the land and people of Israel and solidarity with Jewish communities worldwide. Since its inception in December 1999, Taglit-Birthright Israel has sent more than 400,000 Jewish young adults to Israel. They come from 66 countries, all 50 U.S. states and Canadian provinces, and from nearly 1,000 North American colleges and universities.