The Jaffa Institute
- Field of Interest:
- Economic Development
Established in 1982, The Jaffa Institute works to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by providing educational, nutritional, therapeutic, and social enrichment services to impoverished communities in Jaffa, South Tel Aviv, Bat Yam, and Bet Shemesh. It operates 30 different programs, including crisis residences for at-risk youth, an educational enrichment center, food security initiatives, support to elderly and Holocaust survivors, and women’s empowerment programs. Each year, the Jaffa Institute serves over 4,000 individuals.
The Ethiopian Integration Program provides at-risk Ethiopian-Israeli boys residing at the Bet Shemesh Educational Center boarding school with vocational, educational, and emotional support to help them integrate into Israeli society and succeed in their academic and career pursuits.