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Mission: The jewish agency for israel is a global jewish organization centered in israel whose main goals are;1 to bring a substantial number of jews to live in israel2 to connect the next generation with israel and the jewish people3 to involve world jewry with israelis in shaping the future character of israel

Programs: Aliyah, klitah and rescue - provides services to those around the world who wish to immigrate to israel, and recent immigrants who need assistance acculturating to their new environment. The unit provides pre-immigration services such as visa facilitation, information sessions, and one-way tickets to israel. A great many of the beneficiaries are fleeing regions that are embattled, unstable, or hostile to jews. Once they arrive in israel, the agency provides immigrants with employment services, hebrew lessons, social activities and, in thousands of cases, transitional housing. In 2014, more than 26,500 people immigrated with our support, and more than 21,000 new and veteran immigrants received support services in israel itself. Flagship programs include 22 absorption centers.

young activism - program is dedicated to 1) helping disadvantaged populations in israel and around the world, and 2) fostering civic-mindedness among jewish and israeli young adults. Among the programs are: a) youth futures, providing mentors and intensive support to at-risk pre-teens and adolescents. B) "youth villages," providing residential rehab. Services to at-risk children and teens. C) project ten, bringing together israeli and jewish young adults for sustainable development volunteer programs in india, mexico, ethiopia, and israel. D) ketzev, providing training to young adults wishing to create self-sustaining "social businesses" that improve quality of life for those in need. E) "mechinot" programs that build self-sufficiency, confidence, and volunteerism in israelis before or after army service.

israel experiences - operates or funds programs that bring teenage and young-adult jews from around the world for educational tourism experiences in israel, which have been proven in academic studies to help them feel pride in their heritage. Our flagship programs are: a) masa israel journey, which provides program scholarships and program development support for volunteer, study abroad, internship, and fellowship programs lasting 5 to 12 months. B) taglit-birthright israel, for which we are a major partner. C) onward israel, a jewish agency program that provides 6-to-10-week, resume-building experiences. D) machon center for leadership is an israel-based training program for jewish teens and young adults from around the world.

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The Jewish Agency does wonderful work helping in Israel! They are involved in all areas- education, social services, etc. I highly recommend them.