JUF’s activity in Israel is focused on helping and supporting vulnerable populations, promoting educational projects and creating people to people connections.

Much of JUF's work in Israel is carried out in partnership with our strategic partners: the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and World ORT. Through those agencies, JUF supports needs in Israel and around the world, ensuring the building of a thriving Jewish future and a strong Israel.

JUF also works in Israel in other ways: promoting the Partnership Together region's development, improving the quality of life for its residents and connecting them with the Jewish community of Chicago, supporting Jewish pluralism, allocating emergency funds when needed, supporting innovation via the Breakthrough Fund, supporting women's empowerment through the Jewish Women's Foundation, and supporting philanthropy and projects by JUF donors. 


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