Initiatives


Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund

Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund

The Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund (JVPF) is a group of individuals who have pooled financial resources and business planning skills to fund and support new and innovative programs, consistent with Jewish values. They provide a special emphasis on incorporating business principles in, and ensuring scalability and sustainability of, the organizations they fund.

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Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand’s mission is to create a strong and inclusive shared society in Israel through a network of Jewish-Arab integrated bilingual schools and organized communities. They currently operate integrated schools and communities in five locations with 1,100 Jewish and Arab students and more than 3,000 community members.

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Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Building Bridges equips young people with the communication and leadership skills necessary to address the root cause of hatred, discrimination, and violent conflict. They create a safe space for young people to meet face to face with those they have been taught to fear.

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Moishe House

Moishe House

Moishe House is a pluralistic international organization, provides meaningful Jewish experiences to young adults in their 20s. Their innovative model trains, supports and sponsors young Jewish leaders as they create vibrant home-based communities for themselves and their peers.

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Past Initiatives

Active today in more than 70 countries, JDC and its partners work to rescue Jewish lives at risk, bring relief to Jews in need, renew lost bonds to Jewish identity and Jewish culture, and help Israel overcome the social challenges of its most vulnerable citizens, both Jewish and non-Jewish. JDC reach extends beyond the global Jewish community by providing non-sectarian disaster relief and long-term development assistance worldwide. www.jdc.org


MASA enables young Jews (18 to 30) from around the world to build a lasting relationship with Israel, strengthen their Jewish identity, and gain meaningful and beneficial experiences by participating in a long-term program in Israel.Providing young Jewish adults with connections to programs, grants and scholarships towards program fees, as well as support, activities, workshops and resources while here in Israel.

www.masaisrael.org

Maccabi USA endeavors, through sports, to perpetuate and preserve the American Jewish community by encouraging Jewish pride, strengthening Jewish bonds and by creating a heightened awareness of Israel and Jewish identity. The volunteer organization seeks to enrich the lives of Jewish youth in the United States, Israel and the Diaspora through athletic, cultural and educational programs.www.maccabiusa.com


Educating students & the community on issues involving Israel and it’s neighbors, ISIME focuses on building peace through dialogue. Our programs range from a riveting speaker series on topics of critical importance in the Middle East, to conferences and symposiums that bring Israeli & Palestinian leaders and scholars together, to student citizen diplomacy trips to Israel and the West Bank. www.isime.org

 

Based on Jewish values, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles convenes and leads the community and leverages its resources to assure the continuity of the Jewish people, support a secure State of Israel, care for Jews in need here and abroad, and mobilize on issues of concern to the local community, all with our local, national, and international partners. www.jewishla.org


Building BridgesBuilding Bridges, previously Seeking Common Ground, is a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Denver, Colorado.  Building Bridges’ mission is to build peaceful communities worldwide – to connect and inspire young leaders, provide them with the skills to become agents for social change, and empower them to transform their communities.

Building Bridges “people-to-people” programs offer individuals the skills to communicate through conflict, transform antagonistic relationships into partnerships, and recognize within themselves the capacity to effect positive change personally, locally and globally.