Where My Dollars Go

Where my dollars go... 

Learn more about our affiliates, beneficiaries and overseas partners:

Local Beneficiaries and Agencies:


Overseas Partners

JUF dollars help Jews in Israel and 70 other countries around the world through allocations to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Jewish Agency for Israel and World ORT through programs including Partnership 2000, the Kiev Kehilla Project and the Ethiopian Initiative.  

Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

Working today in over 70 countries, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) acts on behalf of North America’s Jewish communities and others worldwide:

  • To rescue Jews in danger
  • To provide relief to those in distress
  • To narrow educational gaps for youth in Israel
  • To revitalize overseas Jewish communities
  • To help Israel overcome the social challenges of its most vulnerable citizens

JDC also provides non-sectarian emergency relief and long-term development assistance worldwide. Since 1914, JDC has given global expression to the principle that all Jews are responsible for one another.

The Jewish Agency For Israel

The Jewish Agency For Israel builds identity by connecting world Jewry with Israel. The world’s largest global Jewish non-profit, the Jewish Agency, is recognized by the Government of Israel as having unique responsibilities:

  • To facilitate immigration and bring Jews in distress to Israel
  • To bring young Jews to Israel on educational and career programs and create Israel-centered programming abroad
  • To narrow educational gaps for youth in Israel through partnerships between communities

A partnership of world Jewry with the people and State of Israel since 1929, the Jewish Agency works today to ensure the future of a connected, committed, global Jewish People with a strong Israel at its center.


Since 1880, WORLD ORT works in Israel and throughout the world to advance the Jewish People through education and training for employment, to provide individuals worldwide with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the challenges of their environment, to foster economic self-sufficiency, mobility and a sense of identity through the use of state-of-the-art technology. World ORT works in partnership with the Jewish Federations of North America, the local Jewish Federations, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Joint Distribution Committee, the Ethiopian National Project and many other major Jewish organizations and educational institutions to deliver the best practical educations for those who need it.