Founded in 1973, The Summit Institute rescues and cares for 750 at-risk Israeli children who have been removed from their homes after being severely abused, neglected or orphaned. It offers case management and therapeutic services for foster youth and foster families as well as screening and training for foster families with the goal of securing strong, successful long-term foster placements. It also provides young adults who suffer from mental illnesses with in-community rehabilitation. The Summit Institute works in close partnership with the Ministry of Social Welfare to help ensure that the foster youth in its care grow toward a more secure and productive future.
The Warm and Loving Home program places additional at-risk babies and children in safe, supportive home environments in the care of highly trained, compatible foster homes.
Founded in 2005, Todah L’Tzahal works to strengthen the Jewish identity of Israeli soldiers and deepen their connection and commitment to the land of Israel and the Jewish people. Working in cooperation with the education department of the IDF, Todah L’Tzahal operates 3 core programs: Begin at the Base, which provides Jewish identity lectures on army bases; the Jerusalem Experience, which brings soldiers to Jerusalem for lectures, tours and seminars; and the Jerusalem Weekend Experience, which brings officers and officer cadets to Jerusalem to celebrate Shabbat and engage in Jewish learning. Since its inception, Todah L’Tzahal has provided close to 900,000 Jewish identity experiences to 370,000 soldiers.
The Heritage Lectures, Jerusalem Experience, Jerusalem Shabbat Experience provide Jewish identity programming to 250,000 soldiers through army base lectures and Jerusalem experiences.
Established in 1997, Tzohar aims to bridge the gap between religious and secular Jews in Israel. It is dedicated to ensuring the Jewish future of Israel and to enriching Israeli culture by providing Jewish content in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. Tzohar focuses its work in three areas: 1) Training moderate Zionist rabbinic leadership to reach out to secular Jews and create inclusive, pluralistic Jewish rituals and programming; 2) Facilitating meaningful Jewish ritual experiences in the areas of marriage, holidays, and prayer; and 3) Initiating public policy efforts that inform the media and public leaders about Jewish pluralism. Tzohar’s initiatives bring Jews of different backgrounds and observation levels together and make Judaism accessible for all.
The Professional Development for Community Rabbis program provides professional development for Orthodox rabbis in diverse geographic regions in Israel, utilizing online and in-person courses, conferences, and trainings to bridge the secular-religious divide.
Founded by the Religious Kibbutz Movement in 1988, the Yaacov Herzog Center is an educational center that focuses on bringing different sectors of people in Israel together with the goal of fostering a deeper understanding among secular and religious citizens and a more respectful society. Its programs offer a moderate religious Zionist approach that values humanism, mutual respect and pluralism. The organization’s programs include educational offerings for the general public at its campus in Southern Israel; Batei Midrash (Jewish study groups) for university students, women and emerging leaders; seminars for high school students on Jewish identity, leadership and religious/secular dialogue; and a one-year pre-army preparatory academy for religious women. Through its programs, YHC convenes 5,000 people annually.
The Teens Talk Jewish Identity: Culture, Conflict, and Co-Existence in Israeli Society program strengthens Jewish identity, pluralistic perspective, and community involvement of secular and religious students at high schools and youth villages throughout Israel.
Founded in 1999, Yachdav Association of Be’er Sheva operates a wide range of programs and services including employment frameworks, training apartments for people with disabilities, an Early Childhood Center, The Anchors Youth Village for youth at risk or neglected, men’s and women’s domestic violence shelters, and a therapeutic rehabilitation village.
The Respites and Shelter Needs program provides educational workshops, minor repairs and cleaning for shelters, activity kits for children and youth, shelter entertainment equipment, and emergency equipment for shelters and safe rooms.
Founded in 1997, YEDID’s mission is to eradicate poverty in Israel by empowering Israelis to become self-sufficient and civically engaged members of society. To achieve this, YEDID runs a national network of 16 Citizen Rights Centers in underserved communities throughout Israel. Each month, thousands of low-income residents of Israel’s central and peripheral cities, towns, and villages turn to YEDID’s centers when they are struggling with issues such as obtaining affordable housing, securing public benefits, managing debt or legal issues, and finding employment. YEDID’s culturally sensitive services offer clients new opportunities to overcome poverty through workshops, trainings, and case management on an individual and family level.
Financial Inclusion 2020 provides free, comprehensive financial literacy and employment services through workshops, trainings, and one-on-one support to underserved Israelis throughout the country.
Founded in 1953, Yemin Orde works to help youth refocus their energies from daily struggle and survival to achieving success now and in the future. It envisions program graduates as self-reliant, socially responsible adults and educated participants in the workforce. Yemin Orde is home to 440 children ages 13-19 who are primarily immigrants from Ethiopia, the former Soviet Union, France and Brazil. It offers a wide array of programs including therapeutic, formal learning, Jewish learning, extracurricular activities and programs for graduates. In 2006, it launched the Village Way Educational Initiatives, a successful educational methodology that is now being used by 26 other educational communities working with thousands of at-risk youth nationwide.
The Therapeutic Treatment Center at Yemin Orde Youth Village program provides therapeutic care to at-risk teens who reside at Yemin Orde.
Founded in 2006 by Kenesset member and former Mayor, Amram Mitzna, The Yeruham Foundation’s major mission is to strengthen the people of Yeruham with an emphasis on its welfare population of 1,000 families (3,000 individuals) and to strengthen its education and school system.
The Portable Cement Shelters program will construct 40 portable cement shelters in the weakest neighborhoods of the Yeruham-Dimona area, and improve access to shelters for the elderly and people with special needs.
The Summit InstituteWarm and Loving HomeAt-Risk Youth
Todah L'Tzahal (Thank Israel Soldiers)Heritage Lectures, Jerusalem Experience, Jerusalem Shabbat ExperienceJewish Identity
TzoharProfessional Development for Community Rabbis
Yaacov HerzogTeens Talk Jewish Identity: Culture, Conflict and Co-Existence in Israeli SocietyJewish Identity
Yachdav Association of Be'er ShevaRespites and Shelter NeedsEmergency Assistance
YEDIDFinancial Inclusion 2020Economic Development
Yemin OrdeTherapeutic Treatment Center at Yemin Orde Youth VillageAt-Risk Youth
Yeruham FoundationPortable Cement SheltersEmergency Assistance