M&M Fisher - Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

Jewish Agency
for Israel
North American Council


Since 1929, the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) has served as the link between the Jewish people and Israel, working to ensure the future of a connected, committed, global Jewish people with a strong Israel at its center. JAFI helped create and build the State and brought over three million Jews to Israel. JAFI and its partners operate four Youth Aliyah Villages in Israel for at-risk children, among them, Kiryat Yearim.

Project Awarded

Kiryat Yearim Youth Aliyah Village: This grant supports Kiryat Yearim, a residential school (grades 7 – 12) located near Jerusalem, serving at-risk and disadvantaged youth in Israel.

Baby Futures: This grant supports a new JAFI program serving at-risk children ages zero to six in four neighborhoods throughout Israel. Programming focuses on three primary aspects: pre-natal care, parenting education and mentoring to families.

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Participants pictured here are part of Kiryat Yearim’s Outdoor Training Program, designed to foster positive self-esteem and provide opportunities for leadership and team work.

A Kiryat Yearim resident poses with two rabbits on the Agriculture Farm, a new feature at the youth village that allows students to care for animals or tend to the garden.