Other Partners in Israel
World ORT (ORT)
One of the world’s largest non-governmental education organizations ORT operates in Israel and over 60 countries. Its focus on technology-driven education and training has transformed the lives of millions of graduates.
Ethiopian National Project (ENP)
ENP unites global Jewry, the government of Israel and the Ethiopian-Israeli community in its mission to advance the integration of Ethiopian-Israelis into Israeli society. The ENP strives to provide social and educational opportunities to help Ethiopian-Israeli teenagers realize their full potential. The SPACE program provides scholastic assistance for low-performing students, addresses the needs of youth in crisis, and strengthens community through leadership development programs. The program also strengthens the connection between the students and their heritage, and results in a higher percentage of matriculating graduates from the SPACE program compared to all Ethiopian-immigrant pupils in Israel.
AKIM is Israel’s largest and most comprehensive provider of programs and services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Equal in Uniform program allows young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to serve in the IDF and implements important steps for future employment opportunities. The program serves forty-five adults aged 21-27 with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Beit Issie Shapiro
Beit Issie Shapiro provides cutting-edge services to improve quality of life for people with disabilities. The iAbility: Using Advanced Technology to Advance the Lives of Children with Disabilities Program, supported by the Federation, provides proper training and adaptions of iPad applications to be used as a tool for children with disabilities and their parents. The program gives children with special needs the opportunity and skills to communicate and gain independence. Beit Issie Shapiro is also committed to ensure that application developers understand how to make the products useful, successful, and accessible for people with disabilities.
A residential program for 200 at risk children referred to Bet Elazraki by the welfare authority in Israel. The After School Tutorial Program is after school lessons for at risk children in 11th and 12th grade. It offers tutoring in Math, Hebrew, Grammar, English, and Judaic Studies. Bet Elazraki creates a comprehensive action plan for each individual child’s special needs. The program has 40 participants in the 11th and 12th grade.
Leket rescues 15,500 metric tons (35 million pounds) of nutritional food and distributes to 35,000 needy families and nearly 95,000 people a day. Last year, in partnership with Hands on Tzedakah and another family foundation, the Federation donated a refrigerated truck to Leket that will allow an increase of food rescue in Israel. This year, Federation will support the cost of maintenance of the vehicle and its operating costs.
Originated by Navy Seals, provides empowerment workshops to aid at-risk youth giving them a second chance. The Girls At Risk in Dimona Program that is supported by the Federation, provides young women, ages 14-18, at extreme-risk discover their strengths, and become self-confident, successful, fulfilled and contributing members of society. Many of the program’s participants are from impoverished or broken families who have run away from home and engaged in promiscuous behavior. Nirim aims to return the teenage girls to their educational systems, and strengthening their ties to their families and the community.
Offers vocational training and work opportunities to prepare young adults for a successful adulthood. Shutaf participants with disabilities come from varied socioeconomic, religious and educational backgrounds. Shutaf aims to help individuals with disabilities live a life that allows them to contribute to society and promote inclusion. Supported by Federation, Shutaf’s Young Leadership Program offers 60 young people ages 14-25 with (75%) and without (25%) disabilities to participate in Weekly Programming, Special Education Units, Junior Counselor Training and Vocational Experiences, and Camp Shutaf for Teens and Adults.
Sulamot, meaning both ladder and a musical scale in Hebew, is an innovative and inspiring music education program for children at risk of all sectors in Israel. The program was created as a joint program with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Tel Aviv University in 2010. Music can bring joy and happiness but also relief and hope for a better future for children who do not have a good or supportive family. The Carmiel Youth Village is the largest in Israel and houses 200 Children. Sulamot’s Carmiel Youth Village Music Program currently engages 70 of those children who are aged 9-14 years.
Susan's House is a warm and welcoming environment for teens at-risk. The teens are guided into a business environment by dedicated staff which allows them integrate more normative, challenging, and attractive culture. Susan’s House has expanded and outgrown their former facility. Their newly acquired space will be supported by the Federation, in part, towards the cost of a new jewelry design room.
United Hatzalah is an Emergency medical response organization in Israel. The organization trains and equips hundreds of volunteers to fill emergency medical service gaps, improve response times, and provide ladders of opportunity for the country's most marginalized groups. Last year, the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County donated an ambucycle, an ambulance-motorcycle, which will aid in the quickness of time to respond to a medical emergency. This year, dollars will support the maintenance of the vehicle.
Supports and empowers Jerusalem’s low income immigrant elderly by training them as artisans who create amazing gifts, jewelry and Judaica sold all over the world. The elderly also receive support with financial assistance and food. Yad LaKashish is proudly supported by the Mollie Rosenthal Fund.
The Warm Winter program, supported by the Federation this year, will provide thousands of IDF soldiers with warm winter clothing for the upcoming winder in order to increase efficiency and decrease health related issues due to environmental challenges.