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INVESTING IN ISRAELI SOCIETY

We’re committed to the promise of a fully welcoming, democratic, thriving Jewish state — now and always.

Our investments help all Israelis become self-sufficient members of a more inclusive society, build bridges among diverse populations, and foster a Jewish state that welcomes all expressions of Judaism.

The Facts:

  • 47% of Israeli Jews feel the religious-secular divide is the biggest problem facing Israeli society.
  • 1 in 6 Israeli children lives in a poor or troubled home.
  • 47% of Haredi men and 27% of Haredi women are not employed.
  • 1 in 5 Israelis lives in poverty.
  • 1.7 million Arabs are Israeli citizens and many don’t have access to economic opportunity.

Our Impact:

  • 1,600 small Israeli businesses have been built with loans we support, generating thousands of jobs since 2002.
  • 1,000 Ethiopian-Israeli children get essential help to support them from birth through to high school graduation.
  • 207,000 disenfranchised Israelis have received crucial assistance since 2005 to help them secure work.

With thanks to our network of nonprofits.

HELP US SUPPORT THOSE IN NEED

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