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(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
The Jewish Agency
The Jewish Agency for Israel maintains a global partnership with the network of federations, which is meant to ensure the future of the Jewish People with a strong Israel at its core. The Jewish Agency is active among communities all over the world with a two-fold goal: to ensure that every Jew who wishes to can make aliyah and to connect the next generation with the Land of Israel. Through partnerships with communities in Israel, such as the Partnership 2000 and Youth Futures projects, the Jewish Agency is creating equal opportunities for olim and young people at risk, is strengthening weak sectors of the population in Israel and is involving the Jewish People in the shaping of Israeli society. In times of crisis, the Jewish Agency works with its partners worldwide to achieve immediate mobilization and to meet the urgent needs of communities in distress.
The Joint (JDC)
The JDC (Joint Distribution Committee) was created in 1914 in order to give global expression to the principle of "All Jews are responsible for one another". The JDC is active on behalf of the United Jewish Committees of North America in rescuing Jews in danger, providing assistance to those in distress and revitalizing Jewish communities worldwide. Out of a deep sense of commitment, the JDC is assisting the weakest sectors of the population in Israel and enabling them to overcome the social challenges they face. In the spirit of "tikun olam", the JDC offers emergency assistance to any sector that requires it and is providing assistance for long-term development around the world.
The Ethiopian National Project (ENP)
The Jewish People, the Israeli government and the Ethiopian community have come together to create the Ethiopian National Project (ENP) in order to facilitate the integration of Ethiopians within Israeli society.
In October 2004, the ENP initiated the SPACE project (School Performance and Community Empowerment). This is a long-term project that seeks to achieve equality of opportunity for youth aged 13-18 in the Ethiopian community and to enable them to fully exploit their potential.
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