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.
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 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.