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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.


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.

Crowd.IL: This grant provides support for a crowd-funding site in Israel that engages and connects Jewish donors to social entrepreneurs in the socio-economic and geographical periphery of Israel.

Alma Pre-Army Academy: This grant provides funding for a mechina program serving young women with the opportunity to participate in Jewish study, volunteerism and leadership training to achieve placement in high-level military placements, affording a more meaningful Israel Dense Forces (IDF) experience.