Israel & Overseas

Connect with Israel and Jewish communities overseas and learn just how far your impact can reach.

Explore Your Impact Around the World

Click the tabs on the map to see what communities and programs your dollars support around the world. Together, with our partners and our Federation donors, we fund educational and developmental programs in communities around the globe.

Szarvas, Hungary

1,500 Jewish campers from around the world participate in Szarvas international Jewish summer camp in Hungary.

Former Soviet Union/Eastern Europe

29,000 Jewish children and families across Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union received hunger relief, medication and other essentials services.

Mexico, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand

$3 million allocated to 97 Jewish institutions in Mexico, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and 35 other countries to improve security.

Afula, Israel

400 children received mentorship from trained professional counselors.

Dimona (in the Negev)

4,000 Israeli students in under-resourced communities receive high-quality after-school supplemental STEM education.

France & Ukraine

22,000 new immigrants to Israel received help adjusting to Israeli society, including assistance with learning Hebrew, finding employment and creating new social networks.

Haiti

20,000 pounds of medicine, medical supplies and hygiene kits were distributed in Haitian communities hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew.

Houston, TX

393 people impacted by flooding in Houston, TX immediately received emergency resources including toiletries, medicine and housing.

Baton Rouge, LA

10% of the Jewish community of Baton Rouge, LA was impacted by devastating floods, requiring financial support and manpower to help them rebuild.

Sderot, Israel

1,000 co-op customers benefited from affordable, healthy food and household items in the first month of operation, made possible by Federation’s United Jewish Endowment Fund.

Budapest

200+ Holocaust survivors and young adults participated on The Budapest Intergenerational Program, a year-long exchange and joint trip to Israel, creating connections that enrich the lives of the elder participants and inspire the younger participants to build for the future.

Athens, Greece

$1,000,000+ in emergency funding supported the Athens, Greece Jewish community through economic instability.

Ukraine

6,900+ people living in Ukraine’s conflict zone have received life-sustaining services, including rental subsidies, food, clothing and post-trauma counseling.

Sofia, Bulgaria

90% of the city’s Jewish school-age children attend the World ORT school.

Argentina

More than 80% of Jewish children who attend a Jewish high school are educated by ORT.

Ethiopia

$1000 provides skills and education to one newly-arrived Ethiopian immigrant to help him secure a job.

Morocco

Over 90,000 service hours were completed by college students and young adults through Entwine, which offers unique young people opportunities to engage with the world as global Jewish citizens through exploratory trips, moving volunteer service experiences, local learning networks, and more.

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

1,400 parents and children have attended Olameinu Mishpacha Baltic Jewish Family camp for an unforgettable summer camp experience.

Olameinu Mishpacha Baltic Jewish Family Camp

For families from the Jewish communities of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, opportunities to instill strong Jewish identity in their children are limited. Attending this summer camp, made possible by the support of Federation partner the JDC, offers them the invaluable chance to take part in a larger Jewish community that teaches Jewish values, practices traditional customs and celebrates Shabbat as a family.

1,400

parents and children have attended Olameinu Mishpacha Baltic Jewish Family Camp for an unforgettable summer camp experience, organized by a team of volunteers from Jewish communities in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania.

6,800

campers participated in overnight Jewish summer camp experiences to establish and foster their Jewish identity.

$300,000,000+

was allocated to 97 Jewish institutions in 36 countries to improve security.

Federation’s United Jewish Endowment Fund
Shapes Jewish Life Around the World

Hear how Federation’s United Jewish Endowment Fund is making dreams come true across Israel.

22,000

new immigrants to Israel received help adjusting to Israeli society, including assistance with learning Hebrew, finding employment and creating new social networks.

1,500

Jewish campers from around the world participate in Szarvas international Jewish summer camp in Hungary.

4,000

Israeli students in under-resourced communities receive high-quality after-school supplemental STEM education.

Meet Raisa L.

“When our home in Donetsk was hit by a mortar shell during fighting between the government and separatist forces last year, I was rendered temporarily deaf and knew I could no longer survive there. Now, my husband of 56 years and I are among the 2,700 Jews who have left our homes and are receiving help from Federation’s overseas partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). Thanks to JDC’s Hesed social welfare center network, my husband and I have been able to move to a safer place, have our basic needs met and supplement our limited resources with many essentials.”