What We Fund
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh funds non-profits in Israel that provide social services, including organizations that make an impact in the following areas:
- Children needing extra support
- Special needs populations
- Ethiopian community
- Human and food security needs
- Shared society
- Economic development
- Jewish education
Children Needing Extra Support
Big Brothers Big Sisters Israel
Weekly mentoring sessions with children and teens who are in neglectful households or in need of positive adult figures.
A boarding school for children who need extra support with therapeutic horseback riding.
Serving youth from the margins of society, helping them leave the circles of crime and distress, providing holistic answers to enable them to change their life story.
Therapeutic family group homes for children who have been removed from their homes following severe abuse and neglect.
The Children’s Village in Karmiel
Where children who have been removed from their homes by court order can live in group homes with “parents” who care for them and provide all of their needs.
Yemin Orde Youth Village
Boarding school for children who need extra support and new immigrant high school students.
Special Needs Populations
Beit Issie Shapiro
Smart Snoezelen: Offering innovative multi-sensory environments to treat children with disabilities.
Etgarim – Challenge
Outdoor rope adventure therapy to children and youth with special needs in Karmiel and Misgav.
Employment training and career development for individuals with disabilities from Karmiel & Misgav integrating in the competitive job market.
Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC)
Offers a holistic, collaborative approach to building a continuum of care for individuals and communities affected by trauma.
Jordan River Village
Unique overnight camp for children living with chronic, serious or life- threatening illnesses and disorders as well as children with disabilities.
A kibbutz in Misgav Regional Council and a home for life for adults with special needs.
Providing critically needed programming for Israeli children with cancer and their siblings.
Ethiopian National Project
ENP SPACE in Karmiel and Tirat Carmel provides 7th-12th grade Ethiopian-Israelis and 20% non-Ethiopian-Israelis with a holistic support system.
La’Ofek – Hope for the Future לאופק אחותנו
Achotenu – Academic nurses training program for Ethiopian-Israelis.
Food & Human Security Needs
ERAN – Emotional First Aid by Telephone & Internet
Providing accessible emotional crisis and suicide prevention services online and by phone in Hebrew, Russian, English, or Arabic.
Foundation for the Welfare of Holocaust Victims
Critical services and emergency assistance to Holocaust survivors living in poverty.
JDC – Hesed Centers (Moldova)
Ensures the well being of low/no-income Jewish seniors by providing life-saving care, including home care, food, medicine, winter relief, and emergency assistance.
Karmiel Municipality (Ukranian Refugees)
Helping new immigrants from Ukraine start their new lives in Israel and integrate into Israeli society.
Latet Israeli Humanitarian Aid
Nutritional security food bank in Karmiel, helping families in temporary economic crises.
Michal Sela Forum
Saving lives and preventing domestic violence against women through innovation and technology.
Providing nutritious sandwiches to children from financially underprivileged and dysfunctional families in schools in Karmiel and the Lower Galilee region.
Tozeret Haaretz Young Communities – Repair Patrol
Teams of volunteer basic home repairs, improving the quality of life for Karmiel welfare residents in need.
United Hatzalah of Israel
Psychotrauma & Crisis Response Unit treating traumatized or disoriented people in the chaos of an emergencies such as sudden death or multiple victim tragedies.
Akko Center for Arts & Technology
Adults and youth, Jews and Arabs are exposed to high-level, professional and educational opportunities and to a place for dreams to come true.
Givat Haviva – Children Teaching Children
Joins two classrooms of middle school-aged Arab and Jewish students for civics study and meaningful personal encounters
Hand in Hand
Network of integrated, bilingual schools for Jewish and Arab children in Israel.
Moona – A Space for Change
A network of regional technological innovation centers, for the development, training, and placement of young people in Hi-Tech careers.
itworks is a non-profit organization that works to narrow employment gaps and promote diversity in Israel’s booming high-tech industry.
Vocational Training and Job Placement for Single Mothers.
Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Addressing the issue of low-wage, unskilled employment that perpetuates poverty in the Haredi community, by cultivating the employability of yeshiva students.
Zionist organization focusing on our collective obligation to take responsibility for the land of Israel, and the land in Israel.
JAFI – Mechinat (Karmiel)
Providing Israeli high school graduates with opportunities for leadership training before they enter the IDF.
JAFI – Selah Absorption Center (Karmiel)
A 10-month academic and army preparatory course and Aliyah program for recent high school graduates from the former Soviet Union (FSU) who immigrate to Israel on their own or prior to their parents.
JFNA – Israel Religious Expression Platform
Promote meaningful change to the religion-state status quo and advance religious freedom in Israel.
ORT – Moldova Jewish Identity Building Programming
Global education network driven by Jewish values, reconnecting Jewish students, their families and their communities with their Jewish heritage.
Your support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Helps Jews in Need Around the World
- Strengthening Connections with Israel and Global Jewish Peoplehood
- Promoting Aliyah (Immigration to Israel)
- Strengthening Civil Society in Israel