Resources, blogs and publications from this ecology group devoted to building a multi-denominational, multi-generational, regionally diverse community of Jewish environmental activists committed to educating people about our Jewish responsibility to protect the environment.
“The Haredi Institute for Public Affairs was established in 2014, with the goal of advancing research-based policy on civic issues concerning the haredi community and its interaction with Israeli society.” Its site provides access to its research reports and databases of information about the ultra-Orthodox community in Israel.
The Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations is composed of independent organizations whose unity of purpose is a secular expression of our Jewish heritage, with particular emphasis on the cultural and ethical precepts of Jewish learning." In addition to information about the group, the site also provides access to resources on timely topics.
IsraelGives.org (IsraelToremet.org in Hebrew) is the central website for the non-profit community and charities in Israel. You can search for and donate online to any of 26,000 charities in Israel. Search by keyword, category, city, region, activity, ethnic group, or religious group (note that there is more information available on the Hebrew website.
“The mission of the Israeli-American Council (IAC) is to build an engaged and united Israeli-American community that strengthens the Israeli and Jewish identity of our next generation, the American Jewish community, and the bond between the peoples of the United States and the state of Israel.” In addition to information about the group and its work, there are links to local branches and programs.
From the home page of this umbrella organization of Jewish Community Centers you can find member centers and camps, and check job listings and relevant Jewish links. There is information on the Maccabi Games, an early childhood resource center, Israel programs, and the group's biennial convention. Finally, there is a link to the Jewish Welfare Boards chaplains.
The Jewish Charity Guide is the only publication that specifically lists around 350 UK registered Jewish charities serving the Jewish community at home, in Israel and throughout the world. Its alphabetical listing of charities is also keyword searchable.
“JFN works with Jewish funders, at the individual and collective levels, to improve the quality of their giving and maximize their impact as they make the change they want to see in the world.” The site in English and Hebrew provides guidance in philanthropy, a directory of members and information about the services of the group.
The site of this organization “working to empower women and girls by ensuring and protecting their physical safety and economic security, promoting and celebrating inter-generational leadership, and inspiring civic participation and community engagement “ provides information about its programs and activities.
Formerly the National Council on Soviet Jewry, today it advocates on behalf of the Jews in Russia, the Ukraine, the Baltic States and Eurasia. In addition to information about its activities, the site provides access to annual reports about Jews in various countries in the region.
Dedicated to the strengthening of democracy and social justice, this groups home page in English and Hebrew highlights news about the group, details its events, study tours, issue areas, volunteer and employment opportunities.
Ohel is an agency serving children who are neglected, abused, and suffer from mental illness and developmental disabilities. Its focus is on the religious community. From its web site you can find out about its programs, speakers bureau, events, and volunteer opportunities.
"ORT, founded in 1880 in St.Petersburg, is today a global, non-profit organisation, meeting the education and training needs of contemporary societies around the world." The site provides information about the group's activities and locations.
“Peace Now is the largest and longest-standing Israeli movement advocating for peace through public pressure.” Its English and Hebrew site describes the group's activities and includes a list of what it regards as settlements.
“The Abraham Fund strives to fulfill the promise of full and equal citizenship and complete equality of social and political rights for Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens.” In addition to describing the group's activities, its site provides access to its research and publications.
This is “is a private foundation endowed by Zalman C. Bernstein that is committed to the perpetuation of the Jewish people, Judaism, and the centrality of the State of Israel to the Jewish people.” The site describes the foundation's work in North America and Israel and access to its knowledge center.
This site is a ““one-stop” resource center for institutions and individuals seeking to build collective Jewish life, with a focus on Jewish Peoplehood and Israel Education.” It provides articles and educational materials on the topic.
Directed by Rabbi Arthur Waskow, The Shalom Center, "brings Jewish spirituality, tradition, and experience to bear on issues of tikkun olam, pursuing peace, seeking justice, healing the earth, and building community." In addition to information about the group's activities and publications, there is a section on Torah learning.
Based in the United Kingdom, Tzedek is a Jewish overseas development and educational charity that provides direct support to the developing world and educates the Jewish community as to the causes and effects of poverty. In addition to information about the group and its activities, there is a resource section of educational materials arranged by age.
Uri LaTzedek: The Orthodox Social Justice Movement
This Orthodox organization based in New York “creates discourse, inspires leaders, and empowers the Jewish community towards creating a more just world.” Its website provides information about its activities. Of particular interest are the Torah resources offered related to social justice.
Ve'Ahavta: The Canadian Jewish Humanitarian and Relief Committee
This site in Hebrew and English is the home of The National Council for Volunteering in Israel. Founded by the Israeli government, it is one of the oldest and largest organizations providing volunteers to groups. There are extensive database of volunteer organizations and opportunities for volunteers living in Israel and tourists.
The website of this group devoted to “explaining the dangers of the Oslo Accords, which called for the abandonment of large and central parts of our homeland and the shrinking of Israel to the “Green Line”, the pre-1967 borders” describes the group's projects and has a photo and video archive as well as relevant links.
Multi-language site of this organization that is the international organization that represents Jewish communities and organizations in 100 countries around the world. It advocates on their behalf towards governments, parliaments, international organizations and other faiths.“ In addition to information about their activities and statements on current issues, the site provides a detailed database about the Jewish communities in the 100 countries that it serves.
The Hebrew and English home page of this largest volunteer organization in Israel that provides "a spectrum of free or nominal cost services to help sick, disabled and elderly people remain at home," describes its history and services. Of particular note is the directory of easy access sites for tourists in Israel.
"Yesodot has developed educational programs for religious youth, which demonstrate that democratic values, including tolerance, equality and human rights, are not only compatible with Jewish tradition but are at its core." The Hebrew language website contains many articles on the topic of Judaism and democracy.
AJC is devoted to “combating rising anti-Semitism and extremism, defending Israel’s place in the world, and safeguarding the rights and freedoms of all people.” Its site describes the group's projects and stance on various issues.
The website of this group that “enables Israel’s youth to realize their potential, and strengthens Israeli society by educating and nurturing children from diverse backgrounds within a framework of academic excellence, religious values and Zionist ideals” provides information about its activities and schools in Israel.
The Hebrew and English home page of The Israel Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories describes the work of the group, provides access to primary source documents in the area of human rights and to a catalog of publications.
This site is devoted to environmental education, scholarship, advocacy, and action in the American Jewish community. In addition to information about the organization, there are resources about various timely topics.