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.
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.
AMIT enables Israel’s youth to realize their potential, and strengthens Israeli society by educating and nurturing children from diverse backgrounds within a framework of academic excellence, Jewish values and Zionist ideals. Founded in 1925, AMIT operates 106 schools, youth villages, surrogate family residences and other programs in 29 cities, constituting Israel’s only government-recognized network of religious Jewish education incorporating academic and technological studies.
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.
Boys Town Jerusalem is one of Israel’s premier institutions for educating the country’s next generation of leaders in the fields of technology, commerce, education, the military and public service. Since its founding in 1948, BTJ has pursued its mission of turning young boys from limited backgrounds into young men with limitless futures. From Junior High through the College level, the three part curriculum at Boys Town – academic, technological and torah – is designed to turn otherwise disadvantaged Israeli youth into productive citizens of tomorrow. Boys Town’s 18 acre campus is a home away from home for its 900+ students. More than 7,000 graduates hold key positions throughout Israeli society.
Canine Companions for Independence® is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
Chai Lifeline is an international organization that services families with children with medical needs. Chai Lifeline strives to find ways to bring joy to the lives of the young patients and their families through creative, innovative, and effective family-centered programs, activities, and services; engender hope and optimism in children, families, and communities; educate and involve communities in caring for ill children and their families; provide unparalleled support throughout the child’s illness, recovery, and beyond; offer all services free of charge to ensure that every family has access to the programs it needs; embody the ideals of compassion, kindness, and caring for others inherent in Jewish culture and life.
Children of Promise, NYC works to embrace children of incarcerated parents and empower them to break the cycle of intergenerational involvement in the criminal justice system. Our innovative model was developed to address the specific emotional trauma that can be triggered by losing a parent to incarceration. CPNYC is the only agency in NYC that co-locates a licensed mental health clinic with an after-school program and summer day camp, seamlessly providing access to therapeutic services and youth development all under one roof.