Action for Post-Soviet Jewry (APSJ) works with Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union. They have an active Adopt-a-Bubbe program in over a dozen Jewish communities in eastern Ukraine and also work with communities in Belarus and Moldova. APSJ currently provides assistance to 1,500 Jewish pensioners in Ukraine – mainly food and medicine. Additionally, they also ship donated clothing and shoes to communities in Ukraine and Moldova.
The goal of Adolescent Wellness, Inc. (AWI) is for every youth to grow into maturity without developing symptoms of anxiety or depression. AWI helps pilot or promote prevention and referral resources that are easy to bring into your home and community. The activities enhance skills in:
The African Library Project changes lives book by book by starting libraries in rural Africa. Their grassroots approach mobilizes U.S. volunteers, young and old, to organize book drives and ship books to start or improve a library in Africa. The African Library Project’s method makes a concrete and personal difference for children and communities on both continents.
Through healing, education, and love, the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village empowers orphaned and vulnerable Rwandan youth to build lives of dignity and contribute to a better world.
Modeled after Yemin Orde, an Israeli youth village established in 1953 to care for orphans of the Holocaust, Agahozo-Shalom is a place where “tears are dried” (from the Kinyarwanda word “agahozo”) and where vulnerable youth can “live in peace” (from the Hebrew word “shalom”). Learn more at asyv.org.
Jordan River Village is a free, year-round, overnight camp for children in Israel with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. Located in Israel’s Galilee, the Village welcomes all Israelis including Jews, Muslims, Christians, Druze, and Bedouins; wealthy and poor; religious and secular. The Village provides a fun-filled, memorable, and medically safe environment for all children to celebrate life.
Leket Israel, Israel’s National Food Bank and premier food rescue organization, collects and rescues 40 million pounds of healthy, surplus food annually that would have gone to waste, and distributes it to those in need. Leket does this by working with hotels, corporate kitchens, army bases, farmers, and others to collect hot meals and produce that aren’t going to be eaten and delivers them to its 200 nonprofit partners throughout Israel. Through these initiatives, Leket Israel helps to feed over 175,000 people per week including families, Holocaust survivors, elderly, youth at risk, and more.
American Friends of Meir Panim’s mission is to alleviate and diminish the harmful effects of poverty on thousands of families across Israel by supporting a range of food and social service programs aimed at helping the needy with dignity and respect, including Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens, meals-on-wheels, school lunch programs, prepaid food card distribution, vocational training and after-school clubs for at-risk youth.
Migdal Ohr is among Israel’s leading social services agencies for children at risk. They serve over 12,000 orphaned, abused and impoverished children annually by providing free essential life-changing services including, housing, clothing and food; a first-rate education, medical care and counseling.
Billy’s BASEballs is dedicated to providing cheer to military troops at home and abroad. Have you ever signed a baseball? It’s a pretty cool thing. Volunteers sign baseballs with notes of encouragement and send them to the troops. Come be a part of this great experience.
Bnei Akiva is at the forefront of Religious Zionist education for youth, by youth. We have chapters across the United States, Canada, and the world over. Bnei Akiva school–year and summer educational programming takes participants and members from childhood through the college years.