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ADL and Jewish Agency partner to fight Antisemitism

ADL will support the Jewish Agency’s emissaries, with programs and training sessions about antisemitism to support their work with Jewish communities throughout the US.

ADL and Jewish Agency partner to fight Antisemitism

Fallen soldier's parents fulfill his will and move to Israel

The parents of lone soldier Nathaniel Young, who fell on October 7th, decided to follow their son's path and made aliyah.

Fallen soldier's parents fulfill his will and move to Israel

Jewish Agency:

15.7 million Jews on Earth, over 7.2 million in Israel

Ahead of Rosh Hashanah, Jewish Agency releases findings on global Jewish population figures. 46% of Jews live in Israel.

15.7 million Jews on Earth, over 7.2 million in Israel

130 Ethiopian Olim arrive in Israel

A total of 5,000 people, reuniting with their families, have made Aliyah from Ethiopia in Operation Tzur Israel.

130 Ethiopian Olim arrive in Israel

Jewish Agency camp counselor:

'We get to make Israel fun, positive, and engaging'

Jewish Agency summer camp shlichim head to North America for an impactful summer season.

'We get to make Israel fun, positive, and engaging'

Pilot program accelerates acclimation of Ethiopian olim

Aliyah Ministry and Jewish Agency initiative, with Support from UJA-Federation New York, to place Ethiopian olim in new apartments.

Pilot program accelerates acclimation of Ethiopian olim

Jewish Agency chairman visits southern Israel under fire

Doron Almog delivers assistance from The Jewish Agency’s Fund for Victims of Terror to victims of Islamic Jihad rocket fire.

Jewish Agency chairman visits southern Israel under fire

111 Ethiopian immigrants arrive in Israel

The immigrants were accompanied by award-winning chef Eitan Bernath and popular comedian Tehran Von Ghasri.

111 Ethiopian immigrants arrive in Israel

Jewish Agency:

'Judicial reform must be immediately halted'

'Our people's unity is more important' says Agency head Doron Almog.

'Judicial reform must be immediately halted'

Jewish Agency leaders: Judicial reform not worth a civil war

In letter to PM and opposition leader, leaders of the Jewish Agency and its partners call for dialogue to solve constitutional crisis.

Jewish Agency leaders: Judicial reform not worth a civil war

Jewish Agency chairman:

'Abolition of Grandchild Clause could create a rift'

Doron Almog says he supports President Herzog's compromise on judicial reform, calls for efforts to avoid turning against one another.

'Abolition of Grandchild Clause could create a rift'

1 year into war:

Over 15,000 Ukrainians have immigrated to Israel

Jewish Agency chairman Doron Almog calls efforts to bring Jewish refugees to Israel "one of the largest rescue operations in history."

Over 15,000 Ukrainians have immigrated to Israel

50% surge in campus antisemitism in US

230 antisemitic incidents recorded on US college campuses in first months of school year, compared to 160 the previous year.

50% surge in campus antisemitism in US

Jewish Agency launches:

New digital toolkit on Ethiopian Jewish holiday

'Sigd-in-a-Box' brings to life a holiday that centers on accepting the Torah and yearning for Israel and Jerusalem.

New digital toolkit on Ethiopian Jewish holiday

Pres. Herzog speaks with Russian Pres. about Jewish Agency

Israel's Pres. Herzog calls Russian Pres. Putin to discuss bilateral relations, Jewish Agency activities in Russia.

Pres. Herzog speaks with Russian Pres. about Jewish Agency

Jewish Agency:

'Our activities in Russia will continue'

Moscow court holds first hearing on future of Jewish Agency in Russia.

'Our activities in Russia will continue'

In wake of crisis:

Israeli Delegation to Leave for Moscow this Evening

PM Lapid hopes delegation will be able to resolve the crisis over Russia's efforts to close the Jewish Agency.

Israeli Delegation to Leave for Moscow this Evening

Netanyahu:

'Lapid, Gantz endanger national security with Russia policy'

Former PM strongly criticizes handling of the Russian crisis by PM Lapid and Defense Minister Gantz.

'Lapid, Gantz endanger national security with Russia policy'

Lapid answers Russia:

'Russian Jewish community at heart of Israel-Russian relations'

PM responds to Russian attempts to disassociate 'legal question' of Jewish Agency from relations with Israel.

'Russian Jewish community at heart of Israel-Russian relations'

As Russian threats mount, Israel worries

The threats are both nuclear and military, as well as to Israel's ability to act in Syria and danger to the Jews in Ukraine.Op-ed.

As Russian threats mount, Israel worries

Pres. Herzog on crisis with Russia: Speak less

Israel's Pres. Herzog, former Jewish Agency chairman, speaks for 1st time about crisis with Russia. 'There are things silence is good for.'

Pres. Herzog on crisis with Russia: Speak less

Lapid holds secret discussion on Russia and Jewish Agency

PM directs Foreign Ministry to "put together a package of tools against the Russian decision" to suspend Jewish Agency's activities.

Lapid holds secret discussion on Russia and Jewish Agency

Lapid:

'Closing Jewish Agency would harm Russia-Israel relations'

PM convenes emergency meeting on Russian govt. actions to liquidate the Jewish Agency.

'Closing Jewish Agency would harm Russia-Israel relations'

Lapid holds emergency meeting on moves against Jewish Agency

Israeli delegation to be sent next week after Russian Justice Ministry seeks to dissolve Jewish Agency.

Lapid holds emergency meeting on moves against Jewish Agency

Jewish Agency:

'People are very thirsty for one-on-one immersive connections'

The Jewish Agency's Nir Buchler explains why returning to emissaries and one-on-one connections post-COVID is essential to their agenda.

'People are very thirsty for one-on-one immersive connections'

Jewish Agency:

2022 will see 'historic' level of immigrants coming to Israel

Josh Schwarcz, Secretary General of the Jewish Agency, on the Jewish Agency's Jerusalem meeting and its two new leaders.

2022 will see 'historic' level of immigrants coming to Israel

Jewish Agency condemns violence at Western Wall egalitarian area

Board of Governors passes resolution condemning attack on bar mitzvahs at 'Ezrat Yisrael' section at the Western Wall 2 weeks ago.

Jewish Agency condemns violence at Western Wall egalitarian area

New Jewish Agency head:

'My mission is to reach the heart of every Jew on Earth'

Maj. Gen. (Res.) Doron Almog and Mark Wilf elected to leadership positions of the Jewish Agency.

'My mission is to reach the heart of every Jew on Earth'

Jewish Agency:

'Kremlin didn't order us to end activities in Russia'

Agency says it received a letter from the Russian govt. but nothing ordering it to cease operations in Russia.

'Kremlin didn't order us to end activities in Russia'

Report:

The Kremlin bars Jewish Agency from operating in Russia

Russian government orders Israel's Jewish Agency to halt all its operations in Russia.

The Kremlin bars Jewish Agency from operating in Russia

Disappointing announcement:

New Jewish Agency chief speaks at the Reform Movement conference

'My daughter was called to the Torah in a Reform Temple,' Doron Almog, new Jewish Agency chief, says.

New Jewish Agency chief speaks at the Reform Movement conference

Thourghts on Doron Almog nomination as next Jewish Agency chair

Eretz Hakodesh thoughts on nomination of Doron Almog as next Chairman of Jewish Agency. Opinion.

Thourghts on Doron Almog nomination as next Jewish Agency chair

Maj. Gen. (res) Doron Almog

Jewish Agency taps former IDF Major General as new chief

Doron Almog, who led army force in Entebbe operation and during airlift of Ethiopian Jews, selected to replace Isaac Herzog at Jewish Agency

Jewish Agency taps former IDF Major General as new chief

Jewish Agency appoints new Deputy Head of North America

The Jewish Agency for Israel taps Isabelle (Nadler) Teplitsky as Deputy Head of North America.

Jewish Agency appoints new Deputy Head of North America

Special rescue operation brings 3 bedridden refugees to Israel

Combined mission by JDC, Jewish Agency, and United Hatzalah, helps three ill Ukrainian refugees safely immigrate to Israel.

Special rescue operation brings 3 bedridden refugees to Israel

World Bible Contest brings together Jews from around the world

This year's World Bible Contest is a unique event with Jews from many countries, including communities participating for the first time.

World Bible Contest brings together Jews from around the world

Jewish Agency leader:

Recognize those killed in anti-Semitic attacks as terror victims

Yom Hazikaron ceremony honoring victims of war, terror, and anti-Semitic attacks held at Jewish Agency courtyard.

Recognize those killed in anti-Semitic attacks as terror victims

Jewish Agency Passover Seders for Ukrainian Refugees, Ethiopians

Special Passover seders for hundreds of Ukrainian refugees and Ethiopian Jews who plan to make aliyah.

Jewish Agency Passover Seders for Ukrainian Refugees, Ethiopians

Ukraine war:

'Jewish Agency team works around the clock to save Jewish lives'

High-ranking Jewish Agency, Keren Hayesod, leaders visit Poland and Ukraine, to assess the situation on the ground.

'Jewish Agency team works around the clock to save Jewish lives'

Israel looks to expedite immigration process for Ukrainians

4,000 Ukrainian citizens have immigrated to Israel under Law of Return since war started; new program aims to rapidly expand that figure.

Israel looks to expedite immigration process for Ukrainians

Bennett calls hotline for refugees, unable to speak to anyone

PM makes call in meeting with Jewish Agency reps., waits 5 minutes with no response, tells reps. situation is unacceptable.

Bennett calls hotline for refugees, unable to speak to anyone

Israel preparing to absorb 10,000 new immigrants from Ukraine

Thousands of Ukrainians file application for immediate immigration to Israel under Law of Return, thousands more expected to immigrate soon.

Israel preparing to absorb 10,000 new immigrants from Ukraine

Jewish Agency for Israel still searching for new chairman

Jewish Agency committee extends search for new chairman, after its former head became Israel's President.

Jewish Agency for Israel still searching for new chairman

Destination Israel:

First group of new immigrants leaves Ukraine for Poland

Jewish Agency opens six aliyah processing stations along the Ukrainian Border, assists first group of new immigrants in reaching Poland.

First group of new immigrants leaves Ukraine for Poland

Yankelevich: Jewish Agency should lead relations with Diaspora

Former Diaspora Minister Omer Yankelevich: "The Jewish Agency is better suited to be the leading factor in connection with Diaspora Jewry."

Yankelevich: Jewish Agency should lead relations with Diaspora

Jewish Agency to evacuate emissaries from Ukraine

Organization to evacuate Israeli educational staff and their families from Ukraine following Israeli travel warning.

Jewish Agency to evacuate emissaries from Ukraine

Jewish Agency’s emergency course launches Toronto cohort

JReady's Disaster Management course with Tel Aviv University equips community leaders with tools to respond to crises and build resilience.

Jewish Agency’s emergency course launches Toronto cohort

A new head for the Jewish Agency

Today’s post-Zionist orientation is an acceptance and even legitimization of the Exile. We need a new head with "a new head." Op-ed.

A new head for the Jewish Agency

Chair of Jewish Agency: Open the skies of Israel to all Jews

The acting chair of the executive of the Jewish Agency was recently asked about the call to open the skies of Israel to Diaspora Jews.

Chair of Jewish Agency: Open the skies of Israel to all Jews

JReady making broad impact on Jewish emergency preparedness

Jewish Agency program has reached 39 countries, communities, organizations in past year, equipping Jews with tools to address challenges.

JReady making broad impact on Jewish emergency preparedness

Jewish Agency names new Director of Educational Innovation

Rabbi Joe Schwartz named as new leader of Makom: The Israeli Education Lab.

Jewish Agency names new Director of Educational Innovation

New caucus will connect between Knesset and the Diaspora

Jewish Agency launches new Knesset caucus, Caucus for the Jewish People, that will promote cooperation between Knesset and the Jewish world.

New caucus will connect between Knesset and the Diaspora

Omer Yankelevitch 'worthy and fitting' to head Jewish Agency

Science and Technology Minister praises former colleague Yankelevitch as 'worthy and fitting' candidate to run for Jewish Agency chair.

Omer Yankelevitch 'worthy and fitting' to head Jewish Agency

Elazar Stern withdraws from Jewish Agency leadership race

Intelligence Minister drops bid to head Jewish Agency amid uproar over admission he shredded anonymous complaints in the IDF.

Elazar Stern withdraws from Jewish Agency leadership race

Nearly half live in Israel:

Jewish population rises to 15.2 million worldwide

'This past year taught us the true meaning of mutual responsibility among the Jewish people,' says Jewish Agency for Israel's Yaakov Hagoel.

Jewish population rises to 15.2 million worldwide

Jewish Agency distributing 1000s of care packages before holiday

On eve of Jewish New Year, Jewish Agency to provide $233,000 worth of food care packages to, elderly, Holocaust survivors, around Israel.

Jewish Agency distributing 1000s of care packages before holiday

The Jewish Agency for Israel offers Rosh Hashanah e-cards

Ahead of Jewish New Year, Jewish Agency for Israel offers unlimited, free, personalized e-cards.

The Jewish Agency for Israel offers Rosh Hashanah e-cards

Jewish Agency summer camp brings relief to victims of terror

More than 100 Israeli children living near Gaza attend camp run by The Jewish Agency’s Fund for Victims of Terror.

Jewish Agency summer camp brings relief to victims of terror

The Jewish Agency opens new Project TEN center in Mexico City

Young volunteers from Israel and Jewish communities around the world to serve local population during pandemic.

The Jewish Agency opens new Project TEN center in Mexico City

Herzog bids farewell to the Jewish Agency

Israel's President-elect Isaac Herzog bids farewell to Jewish Agency staff before taking office.

Herzog bids farewell to the Jewish Agency