Jewish Agency for Israel

Jewish Agency offers interest-free loans to new communities in crisis

Jewish Agency offers interest-free loans to new communities in crisis

New fund provides interest-free loans to global Jewish communities in crisis. 'We'll do everything so Jewish communities can survive.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2020, 1:24 PM
Jewish Agency head: 'This Passover, the Jewish heart beats as one'

Jewish Agency head: 'This Passover, the Jewish heart beats as one'

Jewish Agency distributes 300,000 matzahs and 90,000 bottles of wine to Hundreds of thousands of Jews in communities locked down.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/8/2020, 11:07 AM
Isaac Herzog predicts: Increased Aliyah numbers post-coronavirus

Isaac Herzog predicts: Increased Aliyah numbers post-coronavirus

Diaspora Minister MK Tzipi Hotoveli and Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog convened the Emergency Forum for Jewish Communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2020, 8:13 PM
New emergency fund to provide a lifeline to Israeli nonprofits affected by coronavirus

New emergency fund to provide a lifeline to Israeli nonprofits affected by coronavirus

Nonprofit lender Ogen, Jewish Agency for Israel launch 'Emergency Fund for Nonprofits,' providing consulting services, low-interest loansArutz Sheva Staff, 3/31/2020, 2:15 PM
Rivlin: With every coronavirus update, we pray for Diaspora Jewry

Rivlin: With every coronavirus update, we pray for Diaspora Jewry

Pres. Rivlin meets with head of Jewish Agency, discusses impact of coronavirus on Jewish communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/18/2020, 2:33 PM
We sure picked a great time to make aliyah - now

We sure picked a great time to make aliyah - now

Coming on aliyah is always a [worthwhile] hurdle, but you hve to be an idealist to come on Aliyah during the time of Covid-19. Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 3/16/2020, 1:17 PM
Jewish agency to send teen emissaries home to Israel

Jewish agency to send teen emissaries home to Israel

In a reversal, Jewish Agency sending teen emissaries back to Israel, and to quarantine.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 3/14/2020, 6:51 PM
A quarter of a million immigrants in a single decade

A quarter of a million immigrants in a single decade

Over a quarter of a million immigrants, hailing from over 150 countries, made Israel their home this past decade.Yoni Kempinski, 12/21/2019, 6:52 PM
Going the wrong way down a one way street

Going the wrong way down a one way street

Various potential ways forward in Israel's post election impasse are being postulated and any one idea seems as likely or unlikely as the next to eventuate.Dr. Ron Weiser, 11/10/2019, 12:47 PM
Jewish Agency for Israel mourns the passing of Morton Mandel

Jewish Agency for Israel mourns the passing of Morton Mandel

“He left a huge legacy as a lover of Israel, as a Jewish leader, as a philanthropist making change," Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/17/2019, 9:23 AM
'I love Israel, people have everything they need here'

'I love Israel, people have everything they need here'

More than 2,000 new olim children from 37 countries set to join Israeli school system, including 31 who arrived in covert missions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/29/2019, 5:04 PM
Pro-Israel Christian organization renews ties with Jewish Agency

Pro-Israel Christian organization renews ties with Jewish Agency

Jewish Agency and International Fellowship for Christians and Jews renew collaboration after 5-year split.Marcy Oster, JTA, 7/12/2019, 12:12 AM
Avi Lyon, former head of Jewish Labor Committee, dead at 76

Avi Lyon, former head of Jewish Labor Committee, dead at 76

Head of Jewish Labor Committee who helped find work for volunteers traveling to Israel, dies of pancreatic cancer.JTA, 4/2/2019, 11:48 AM
Down with the Jewish Agency!

Down with the Jewish Agency!

God, in His infinite kindness, has given us a Jewish airline, with free tickets, to take us home to a Jewish airport in the miraculously rebuilt Jewish Homeland. American Jews, why haven't you noticed? Tzvi Fishman, 1/4/2019, 8:59 AM
Jewish Agency to aid businesses affected by kite terror

Jewish Agency to aid businesses affected by kite terror

Jewish Agency for Israel to grant loans to businesses affected by arson attacks and rocket fire originating in the Gaza Strip.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2018, 2:53 PM
Nu — So Israel Is not the Jewish State?

Nu — So Israel Is not the Jewish State?

If Israel is not specifically a Jewish country, then leave the Jews outside Israel alone. Close down the Jewish Agency, and keep Sharansky and Herzog at home.Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 8/8/2018, 8:16 AM
Mr. Herzog, sincerity is not enough to turn back the tide

Mr. Herzog, sincerity is not enough to turn back the tide

The parasha and current events series: The tragic transgression trilogy of Diaspora Jews.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 6/29/2018, 2:46 PM
Natan Sharansky shows children how to make peace sandwiches

Natan Sharansky shows children how to make peace sandwiches

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky delivers back-to-school message for Israeli children and parents.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/31/2017, 11:16 AM
Knesset Speaker: Peace is a 'bottom-up process'

Knesset Speaker: Peace is a 'bottom-up process'

Knesset Speaker addresses visiting Jewish Agency Board of Governors.Yoni Kempinski, 11/2/2016, 1:16 AM
 'Africa’s future depends on Israel'

'Africa’s future depends on Israel'

Christian African leaders met and planned with Natan Sharansky over the Jewish Agency's work on the continent.Rachel Kaplan, 7/27/2016, 2:47 PM
Report: Jewish Agency aiding Reform movement

Report: Jewish Agency aiding Reform movement

Liba Center releases new report on Jewish Agency's role in promoting Reform, Conservative Judaism in Israel.Benny Tocker, 7/5/2016, 3:15 PM
Leaders to gather in solidarity with French Jews

Leaders to gather in solidarity with French Jews

In unprecedented show of solidarity, Jewish Agency to bring leaders from Israel, Europe, for special Governors meeting in Paris.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2016, 3:47 PM
Brazilian olim exchange Carnival for Purim

Brazilian olim exchange Carnival for Purim

Dozens of olim from Brazil arrive at Ben Gurion Airport, ready to start their new life as Israeli citizens.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/14/2016, 7:15 PM
'Jewish Peace Corps' sends volunteers worldwide

'Jewish Peace Corps' sends volunteers worldwide

1,000 young volunteers to help disadvantaged communities in South Africa, Ghana, Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru, and Israel.Ari Soffer, 3/14/2016, 1:21 PM
Jewish Agency to give $1 million to terror victims

Jewish Agency to give $1 million to terror victims

Agency says fund, made possible by generous Diaspora donors, a source of both financial and moral support for embattled Israelis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/9/2016, 11:49 AM
Record-setting numbers of new olim arrived in 2015

Record-setting numbers of new olim arrived in 2015

30,000 people made aliyah this year, largest amount in more than decade. All-time high of 7,900 from France.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2015, 2:20 PM
Israel's very first co-op chain to launch Monday

Israel's very first co-op chain to launch Monday

Jewish Agency and others start 'CityMart' food co-ops, with earnings strengthening local communities, lowering prices, and expanding chain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2015, 4:05 PM
Ceremonies Held for Survivors in 57 JA Facilities

Ceremonies Held for Survivors in 57 JA Facilities

Staff members help more than 6,000 Holocaust survivors live their lives in dignity, preserve personal stories.Arutz Sheva staff, 4/16/2015, 3:58 PM
Jewish Agency Delegation Visits French Jew

Jewish Agency Delegation Visits French Jew

A group of top Jewish Agency members were in Paris expressing solidarity with the local Jewish community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/4/2015, 7:41 PM
Aliyah Figures at Highest in a Decade

Aliyah Figures at Highest in a Decade

26,500 new immigrants in 2014 with France leading for first time ever, and Ukraine immigration up by 190%, as aliyah continues to flourish.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2014, 2:00 PM
France Leads World Aliyah For the First Time Ever

France Leads World Aliyah For the First Time Ever

Amid 'climate of anti-Semitism that is losing its taboo,' Jewish Agency notes France is currently leading world in immigration to Israel.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/5/2014, 1:21 PM
French Jews Reenact 1947 Aliyah to Israel by Boat

French Jews Reenact 1947 Aliyah to Israel by Boat

Program strengthening French Jews' ties with Israel traces route of 'Hatikva', which tried to defy British ban on Jewish immigration.Yoni Kempinski and Ari Yashar, 7/7/2014, 1:10 PM
Jews Make Aliyah Amid Ukraine Airport Battles

Jews Make Aliyah Amid Ukraine Airport Battles

Jewish Agency rescues six Jewish immigrants to Israel, despite Ukrainian and pro-Russian clashes at Donetsk airport.Ari Yashar, 5/27/2014, 6:29 PM
20 Years Since Attack on AMIA JCC in Buenos Aires

20 Years Since Attack on AMIA JCC in Buenos Aires

Twenty years since Argentina bombing; Sharansky: 'We will not settle for anything less than bringing the perpetrators to justice.'Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2014, 4:03 PM
Ethiopian Aliyah Continues, Official Insists

Ethiopian Aliyah Continues, Official Insists

Ethiopian Jewish community leader notes that despite reports that Aliyah has ended, dozens still arrive every month.Tova Dvorin and Ari Soffer, 3/9/2014, 10:38 AM
High-Schoolers' 'Life-Changing' Israel Experience

High-Schoolers' 'Life-Changing' Israel Experience

Naale Elite Academy program brings Jewish students for three years of study in Israel; thousands of graduates remain.Ari Yashar, 3/5/2014, 2:16 PM
Online Event Sees Israeli, Diaspora Leaders Unite

Online Event Sees Israeli, Diaspora Leaders Unite

Online 'jam session' between Jewish community members in Israel and around the world fosters innovation, collaboration.Tova Dvorin, 2/18/2014, 1:15 AM