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Israel & Global Initiatives projects impact and enhance the lives of thousands of Jews throughout the world. Federation and its international partners have been leading innovators of educational and community-building programs in Israel and Russia, working to enhance our relationships with our extended Jewish family worldwide.

Building a Strong Bond with our Extended Jewish Family

Federation and its international partners – the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and Ethiopian National Project (ENP) – have been leading innovators of educational and community-building programs in Israel and Russia, working to enhance our relationships with our extended Jewish family worldwide, strengthening Jewish identity and meeting social, educational and welfare needs.

Call 561.242.6677 for more information about Federation’s Israel & Global Initiatives projects.

Jewish Peoplehood - The Tzahar Region in Israel: Our Partner Communities

Since 1994, the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County has been a partner to the communities of Tzfat, Rosh Pina and Hatzor Haglilit in the northern Galilee, sharing human and financial resources to enhance and improve Israel, its people and Jewish communities throughout the U.S.

The International Center for Tzfat Kabbalah, funded by Federation, was established as part of our partnership with Israel’s Tzahar Region. The economically viable tourism and culture resource for Israel has received worldwide interests and visitors; its growth necessitated the facility moving to larger quarters.

Our Volunteer Shlicha (emissary), hailing from our partnership region, connects our local community youth to Israel, and is an investment that helps build an enduring love and connection between Israel and members of the Jewish community of the greater Palm Beaches.

In our partnership city of St. Petersburg, Russia we are supporting that impact the lives of the young and old through:

  • Kindergartens
  • Medical assistance, reduced-cost medications and loans of medical equipment for children with special needs
  • Hillel programs for college students
  • Jewish cultural programs for families, young adults and seniors
  • Summer and winter camps
  • Teen Israel experiences
  • Youth Groups

Call 561.242.6677 or email for more information about Federation’s Israel & Overseas Projects.

Youth

Federation and its international partners have been leading innovators of educational and community-building programs in Israel and Russia, working to enhance relationships, strengthen Jewish identity and meet social, educational and welfare needs.

The Parents and Children Together (PACT) program provides educational and social service programs to Ethiopian-Israelis in Ramla, Israel and ensure that each child is in a preschool setting; PACT Plus reinforces the literacy and math skills of Ethiopian-Israelis in first through sixth grades.

Youth Futures pairs children at-risk in Israel’s Tzahar Region with mentors (trustees) and activities to improve their self-image, help them access community resources and ensure a positive future. In partnership with the ENP, Federation supports after-school programming and outreach centers for middle and high school age Ethiopian-Israeli teens.

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Identity Building

Federation and its international partners have been leading innovators of educational and community-building programs in Israel and Russia, working to enhance relationships, strengthen Jewish identity and meet social, educational and welfare needs.

Bonim Fellows Youth Leadership Mission

A secondary Israel experience for teens in grades 10-11 who have already traveled on a previous Federation or approved program. This highly subsidized, seven-day trip provides volunteer opportunities to local teens in Tzfat, Rosh Pina and Hatzor Haglilit.

Gesher Hai (Hebrew for living bridge)

A four-week subsidized annual transformative summer program in Israel that provides an exciting journey of self-discovery, and connects our teens with their Israeli peers in social, educational, athletic and cultural activities. Click here for more information on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

For Teen Israel Experiences, call 561.242.6639 or email Wendy Stahl.

Young Ambassadors

Teens in grades 9-12 connect with Israeli teens from Federation’s partnered communities in Israel’s Tzahar Region for a week of travel and learning in Florida.

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