Donor Circle 2010
Donor Circle highlights the people and projects whose devotion and generosity enable the Jewish Agency make a difference in so many lives. Read about the Bat and Bat Mitzvah youth who have donated bicycles and tennis lessons to Ethiopian immigrants. Find out about the students and who are volunteering in communities on the periphery and learning about Israel from the inside out. Meet the faces of people from around the world who care about the people of Israel, from the places they call home and the schools they send their children to the soil and greenery that nourishes the country.
|Youth Village Supportive Environment for Youth at Risk|
Joan Sparber and Olin Schocket of Phoenix, Arizona, on a recent visit to the Jewish Agency's Hadassah Neurim Youth Village.
|Selah Graduates Receive Israeli ID Cards|
Selah graduates from the former Soviet Union receive their Israeli identity cards at a ceremony in Jerusalem.
|Gateway to Israel|
Recent graduates of the Jewish Agency's Selah program, a Hebrew acronym for “students before their parents,” pose for a group shot.
|Net@: The Key To Future Success|
November 29, 2010 / 22 Kislev 5771 Project Net@ is empowering today's youth through technology.
|My Desert Queen Experience: A Journey of Discovery and Friendship|
Amit Yaniv Zehavi of Partnership 2000 during the recent Desert Queen adventure in Israel's Negev desert.
|Sharing Aliyah Stories Abroad|
Keren Neiger (Left), Katya Minakova (Center) and Orit Tabay (Right), in the United States as part of a "Faces of Aliyah" tour organized by the Jewish Agency in conjunction with the Jewish Federations
|Partnership 2000: An Agent for Communal Engagement|
Partnership 2000 “Scaling Success Program” panel at the General Assembly.
|Matapeste in Mevasseret Zion|
November 7, 2010 / 30 Cheshvan 5771 The famous French clown troupe Matapeste performed Clic Clac les Z’amoureux at the Jewish Agency Mevasseret Zion Absorption Center.
|The JFNA'S Fisher Flight Fellows Visit|
November 1, 2010 / 24 Cheshvan 5771 The JFNA'S Fisher Flight Fellows program came to Israel on their annual retreat with Jane and Larry Sherman to visit Jewish Agency projects throughout Israel.
|A Bar Mitzvah Present|
October 31, 2010 / 23 Cheshvan 5771 Jay Fink of Sydney, Australia decided to give his Bar Mitzvah present to a special cause: building a computer room at the Jewish Agency Ben Yakir Youth Village and
|Reaching New Heights|
October 31, 2010 / 23 Cheshvan 5771 For every oleh, immigration and absorption is like climbing a steep wall. Every oleh knows that.
|The Prime Minister’s Delegation Meets Students from the Ben Yakir Youth Village|
October 31, 2010 / 23 Cheshvan 5771 The Prime Minister’s Delegation, including representatives from US federations, began its journey with visits to Jewish Agency projects in St.
Linda Friedman,Vice President of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico (Second from Left), and her partner, Jill Bulmash (Center) with Nitzana's Director David Palmach (Far Left) and two MIR
|Kochav Nolad - A Star is Born|
Michal Rosenwald from Moscow, a member of the Jewish Agency's 'Kochav Nolad' musical troupe, performs for the Toronto Jewish community.
|Art in Ma’alot|
October 4, 2010 / 26 Tishrei 5771 The Apter Barrer Arts Center in Ma’alot-Tarshiha reopened after extensive renovations, made possible by the donations of Helene and Allen Apter, the Jewish
|JCRC-NY Visits Mevasseret Zion|
September 20, 2010 / 12 Tishrei 5771 A JCRC-NY delegation visited the Jewish Agency's Mevasseret Zion Absorption at the end of August.
|The Spicy Way of Life|
September 19, 2010 / 11 Tishrei 5771 The Jewish Agency Ramat Hadassah Youth Village and the Spicy Way have partnered together in an educational and commercial initiative to grow and sell medicinal
|Detroit: Young Leadership|
September 19, 2010 / 11 Tishrei 5771 The Young Leadership of the Jewish community of Detroit visited the Jewish Agency Beit Alfa Absorption Center on August 26.
|Budapest: The Mala Zisser Israel Culture Center|
Israeli entrepreneur Mordechai Zisser, Chair of the Executive Natan Sharansky, and Jewish Agency Delegation Head Eran El-Bar September 19, 2010 / 11 Tishrei 5771 In a ceremony attended by Natan
|Coopersmith Trust Visits Israel|
September 16, 2010 / 8 Tishrei 5771 When Arthur and Carole Anderman of New York visited Israel with their family in August, they were able to celebrate their granddaughter's Tara Bat Mitzvah and also
|Living Israel: Jewish School in Brazil Transformed Into Israeli Knesset|
September 6, 2010 / 27 Elul 5770 The Colegio Israelita Brasileiro Jewish Day School in Porto Alegre, Brazil, was transformed into the Israeli Knesset on August 19, 2010, thanks to the hard work of
|NBA Stars Shoot Hoops With Mevasseret Zion Youth|
Paul Grant (ex Utah Jazz) with children from the Mevasseret Zion Absorption Center September 2, 2010 / 23 Elul 5770 A delegation of former and current NBA players made a special visit to the Jewish
|Arthur Anderman and the Coopersmith Charitable Trust|
21 Elul, 5770 / August 31, 2010 Earlier this month, Arthur Anderman, one of two senior directors of the New York-based Gladys and Irving Coopersmith Charitable Trust, together with his wife Carole,
|Tapuz Absorption Center Offers Eye Opening Experience to New Jersey Family|
The Cohen/Davidovsky family pose for a photo with young people from the Jewish Agency's Tapuz Absorption Center.
|YESODOT Makes Summer Educational at the Meron Absorption Center|
Children who completed a YESODOT educational summer program to prepare them for the first grade received school supplies thanks to an Israeli donor.
The Hecht Family August 22, 2010 / 12 Elul 5770 The late Samuel Hecht, together with his wife Ruth, was very active in the Australia Appeal for many years.
|Global Jewish Identity|
Thirty Jewish children from Bishkek participated in a special keytana (day camp) from July 1st – 8th, 2010.
|From Spain with Love|
August 11, 2010 / 1 Elul 5770 Throughout the summer season donors from countries all over the world, including Spain, land in Israel. On Tuesday, August 10th, Mrs.
|Rhode Island Hazon Mission: "We Have a Wonderful Opportunity to Make a Difference."|
Bradley Walter with Eliyahu, a student at the Jewish Agency Ben Yakir Youth Village.
|Neta Students Complete Prestigious Military Prep Course|
Net@ students pose for a group photo during their five-day Israeli military preparatory course.
|The first Makom Faculty Seminar Is Changing the Educational Landscape|
Dasee Berkowitz (Left), educator and Jewish lifecycle consultant (JLife Consulting) enjoys the lush scenery and conversation with Charlie Schwartz (Right), Jewish Theological Seminary rabbinical
|CCD Participants Visit the Mevasseret Zion Absorption Center|
Lori Shure, Women's Philanthropy Campaign Chair at the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh, makes some new friends at the Mevasseret Zion Absorption Center during a Campaign Chairs & Campaign Directors
July 21, 2010 / 10 Av 5770 Lois Jona, one of the Next Generation leaders at United Jewish Appeal (UJI - Keren HaYesod) in San Paulo, Brazil, visited Jewish Agency projects in Israel on July 14th,
|Colorado Delegation Visits Beit Canada Barnea Absorbtion Center|
Colorado delegates visit the Jewish Agency's Beit Canada Barnea Absorption Center in Ashkelon.
|From Hungary to Israel|
Nell and Dan Miller of Sarasota, Florida visit the Great Synagogue on Dohány Street, where Theodor Herzl celebrated his Bar Mitzvah.
|Basketball Fun for Kiryat Gat Youth|
Children from the Jewish Agency's Shoshanna Absorption Center in Kiryat Gat are playing a lot of basketball this summer. Photographed with their coach and staff from the Absorption Center.
|Young Leaders Visit Eco-Israel|
July 11, 2010 / 29 Tammuz 5770 This July, a Young Leadership delegation, representing large Federations, such as New York, Chicago and Boston, as well as smaller Jewish communities, toured Jewish
|Keren Hayesod-UIA Celebrates 90 Years with Gala Event and Yakir Award Ceremony|
President Shimon Peres (Center), congratluates Dick G.
|From Baton Rouge to Afula|
June 29, 2010 / 17 Tammuz 5770 On June 23rd, three delegations from the United States visited the young Tarbut (“culture”) community in Afula.
|Winning Story: A New Oleh From Ethiopia Wins Story Competition|
Eshto Avichai-Ashta (Right) and the director of the Absorption Center (Left) display the Even Shoshan Hebrew dictionary he received for winning the short story competition.
|Bar-Bat Mitzvah Celebration for Mevasseret Zion Youth|
Ethiopian teens from the Mevasseret Zion Absorption Center recently celebrated their Bar-Bat mitzvot in Jerusalem.
|Keren Hayesod - France Arrives in Nurit|
June 10, 2010 / 28 Sivan 5770 A delegation of the Keren Hayesod Fund in France visited the Jewish Agency Nurit Absorption Center in Be’er Sheva in early June.
|Acre Regional Tennis Center|
June 13, 2010 / 1 Tammuz, 5770 Israel’s 14th tennis center was built through an 18 million NIS investment by the Acre Municipality, Netvision 013 of the IDB group, and the Jewish Agency through a
|A Visit From Holland|
June 10, 2010 / 28 Sivan, 5770 During their recent trip to Israel, Miriam and Jacob Van Gelder from Holland visited two Jewish Agency projects.
|Light of Inspiration|
Nadia Braunschweig (center), Committee Member of Keren Hayesod Geneva’s Women Division, spends time with the children of the Jewish Agency's Youth Futures program in Afula.
Dr. Aaron Glicklis examines the eyes of a staff person at the Mevasseret Zion Absorption Center. Dr. Glicklis of Israel joined Dr.
|Palm Springs Comes to Israel|
June 3, 2010 / 21 Sivan 5770 During their recent visit, four senior directors of the Jewish Federation of Palm Springs, California toured various Jewish Agency projects, including the Nitzana Youth
|Behind the Scenes|
Caroline Reder has been working in Israel's Ministry of Finance as part of Masa Israel Government Fellows program.
|From Baltimore to Israel|
Baltimore teens spending a year in Israel visit Ashkelon thanks to the MASA Baltimore Encounters Shabbaton.