ISRAEL AND OVERSEAS

 

The JFNA Israel office in Jerusalem represents the Federation movement in Israel, serves as the main Federation connection to the Israeli government and liaises with Federation-funded partner agencies working in Israel and around the world. The office provides Federations with the latest information and policy analysis of relevant issues and critical information that guides our overseas work and investments. It also supports missions that help inspire and inform Federation leaders about the movement’s work abroad. The offices also connects Israeli leaders and government officials with the North American community, deepening their awareness and knowledge of its breadth and depth. View Hebrew directory of North American Jewish organizations.

 

 

IN ISRAEL

 

The Federation portfolio in Israel is widespread and diverse. It includes working with our partners to ensure that every Jew who wants to live in Israel can, funding programs that help provide equal access to economic and educational opportunities, and supporting initiatives that encourage religious diversity and social equality.

 

 

GLOBAL JEWRY

 

JFNA’s Jerusalem office is also Federations’ hub for supporting Jews around the world. Our network provides critical humanitarian and economic assistance in times of crisis, from the 2014 conflict with Gaza that threatened millions of Israelis to the ongoing strife in Ukraine that’s affected tens of thousands of Jews. Federation also plays an important ongoing role in providing an array of life-sustaining services to needy elderly and vulnerable jews while supporting the revitalization of Jewish life, especially in communities in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union that were decimated by the Holocaust and driven underground by Communism. Our partners fund camps, community centers and educational and leadership development programs that support a renaissance of global Jewish life.

 

 

CONTACT US

 

For more information on JFNA’s work in Israel and overseas, please contact our Israel office at israeloverseas@jewishfederations.org or call 011-972-2-620-2020.

    
   

Update: May 20, 2021

 

Colleagues,

I want to be sure you are kept up to date with the flow of information and tools from JFNA about the situation in Israel.  Please feel free to share this social post on facebook.  Our colleagues in Israel have shared the latest from Israel, which you can see here.  Additional resources are constantly being updated and can be found here.  

Thank you,
Mandy

Mandy Kaiser-Blueth
Director, Professional and Community Outreach
National Women’s Philanthropy, JFNA
C: 917-887-1601
E: mandy.kaiser-blueth@jewishfederatons.org 

 

Update: May 19, 2021

Dear Friends,

Please see this comprehensive update on what is happening in Israel at the moment, prepared by our Israel office, including links to videos and other information.

Feel free to share this update, and these additional related materials, with your community.

Best wishes,
Rebecca

Rebecca Caspi
Director General, Israel Office
Senior Vice President, Israel and Overseas

Update: May 14, 2021

Dear Friends,

Once again, it’s been a day and night of ongoing violence in Israel, with massive onslaughts of rockets from Gaza on the country’s major population centers.

As we go into Shabbat, followed by Shavuot here in Israel, I am sending you now a shorter-than-usual update of the main events currently taking place.

You can view today's update as well as recent materials including webinar recordings in our Israel Crisis 2021 resource roundup here.

Wishing everyone a quiet Shabbat and Shavuot, and praying for peace,
Rebecca

Rebecca Caspi
Director General, Israel Office
Senior Vice President, Israel and Overseas

Update: May 13, 2021

Dear Friends,

As the third day of fighting in Israel continues, JFNA’s Israel office has once again prepared this update and background on the latest of what is going on. Please feel free to share.

As always, we continue to monitor the situation closely and will send further updates as needed.

I’d also like to remind you of a webinar we are holding today:

 

Today, Thursday, May 13 from 12:00 - 12:30PM Eastern
Join former Member of Knesset and expert in international law, Michal Cotler-Wunsh as she addresses the questions "What are the causes behind the current flare-up of violence in Israel? What's really going on in Jerusalem and Gaza?"

REGISTER HERE

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

Hoping for quieter times,

Rebecca

Rebecca Caspi
Director General, Israel Office
Senior Vice President, Israel and Overseas

Update: May 10, 2021

 

Dear Friends,

As many of you will have seen, there has been considerable violence taking place in Jerusalem in recent days, and JFNA’s Israel office has prepared this update and background on what has occurred.

 

As always, we continue to monitor the situation closely and will send further updates as needed.

 

 

Here’s hoping for quieter times,
Rebecca

 

 

Rebecca Caspi
Director General,
Israel Office Senior Vice President, Israel and Overseas