Partnering and Collaborating
The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) connects the entire Jewish world in a global partnership devoted to ensuring the future of the Jewish people with a strong Israel at its heart. The Jewish Agency's worldwide work is to keep the promise to every Jew who for any reason, at any time, wants to come home to Israel; and to put Israel into the lives of the Jewish world's next generation. Through dynamic partnership platforms with the people of Israel, such as Partnership 2000 and Youth Futures, the Jewish Agency also creates equal opportunity for at-risk immigrants and young people, strengthening vulnerable communities, and shaping the future character of Israeli society. In times of crisis, the Jewish Agency mobilizes to immediately address the urgent and ongoing needs of populations in distress.
The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), as the community relations arm of the organized Jewish community, represents 14 national agencies and 125 local communities who together shape consensus and inspire grassroots action around the globe on the most essential issues of interest to the Jewish community. JCPA is committed to safeguarding the rights of Jews worldwide and promoting a just, democratic and pluralistic American society. JCPA provides consultation and guidance to communities engaged in the most important issues of the day, including Israel advocacy, Iran, Darfur, energy and the environment, and poverty.
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) gives global expression to the principle that all Jews are responsible for one another. Working on behalf of North America's Jewish Federations, JDC is dedicated to rescuing those in danger, providing relief to Jews in distress, and revitalizing Jewish communities. JDC is committed to helping Israel's most vulnerable citizens overcome the social challenges they still face through special partnerships and innovation. In the spirit of "healing the world," JDC also offers non-sectarian disaster relief and longer-term development assistance worldwide.
Jewish Federation of North America Washington represents the Jewish Federation movement in Washington, DC, promoting our interests and concerns to members of Congress and the Administration. What matters to you? Sustaining community services to alleviate poverty, coordinating rapid and effective disaster relief, advocating on behalf of people with disabilities, speaking out for children, promoting genetic testing, assisting immigrants and refugees? The Jewish Federations of North America Washington is there, working to ensure that the voice of the Jewish Federations is a prominent force in health and human service policy decisions. Click here to see the many legislative priorities. Download brochure to learn more about JFNA work in Washington.
World ORT works work for the advancement of Jewish and other people through training and education; to provide communities wherever they are, with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the complexities and uncertainties of their environment; to foster economic self-sufficiency, mobility and a sense of identity through use of state-of-the-art technology. Through International Cooperation programs, ORT supports non-sectarian economic and social development in under-developed parts of the world, with vocational training and the provision of technical assistance.