A.H.A.V.A. promotes English Literacy in Israel, primarily in the Jerusalem area. They have after school classes teaching English for Hebrew and English speakers, teacher training seminars training teachers in our methodology, and they sponsor a Read-a-thons and Writing Contests and build libraries.
A.H.A.V.A. provides scholarships for families of a low socioeconomic level, because without a passing grade in the all-important English Matriculation Exams set by the government, children do not get their High School Diploma. Currently only about 55% of all Israeli students graduate High School.
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.
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.
Chabad Chayil runs afterschool programs in several South Florida public schools as well as Florida’s largest Jewish library!
Children’s Aid and Family Services preserves, protects and, when needed, provides vulnerable children and families.
Innovation: Africa is a New York based 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to bring Israeli solar, water and agricultural technologies to rural African villages. Since its founding in 2008, Innovation: Africa (iA) has completed over 150 solar installations bringing light, access to clean water, improved education, refrigeration for vaccines and medicines, and proper nutrition and food security to over 1 million people in the most remote villages in Africa. iA currently operates in eight countries: Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and Cameroon.
Our mission is to do all of this, while promoting a positive image of Israel around the world.
Kulanu (“All of Us” in Hebrew), founded in 1994, is a non-profit organization which supports isolated, emerging, and returning Jewish communities around the world who wish to learn more about Judaism and (re-)connect with the wider Jewish community. Since then, Kulanu has operated on five continents to help Jews isolated from world Jewry and people who wish to reconnect with their Jewish roots to enrich their Jewish learning and practice of Judaism. Today, Kulanu is a network of people with a shared interest in strengthening the global Jewish community and improving the lives of individuals.
One important area of Kulanu’ s work is their collaboration with communities in Asia and Africa on projects for sustainable development and infrastructure improvements.
In addition, they operate an online boutique that sells books, CDs, handcrafts and Judaica from and about these communities.
ORT America provides cutting-edge training and strategic educational initiatives that empower over 300,000 people annually in 37 countries to become productive citizens and lead their families and communities forward. This is a responsibility ORT America welcomes as part of its commitment to supporting Jewish values, strengthening Jewish identity and providing the educational opportunities that help people help themselves.