The Jewish Federation cares deeply about our Jewish community in Israel. In 2012, the Federation provided more than $177,000 in grants for services benefiting Israelis, including $22,000 for Leket Israel's food assistance program, $105,944 for the Partnership2Gether program (see below), $7,000 for an emergency clinic in Kiryat Malachi, $17,500 for YEDID, a center helping immigrants in Kiryat Malachi navigate government agencies to secure social services, and $25,000 for the Selah Israel Crisis Management Center. In addition, the Federation in 2012 provided approximately $377,000 to the Jewish Agency for Israel, which strengthens connections between Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.
With our fellow federations in Phoenix and Tucson, we work on the Partnership2Gether program to bring volunteers from these Jewish communities with the people of Kiryat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon to help develop and support one of Israel's most economically challenged regions. In Israel, our partners run Youth Village for at-risk youth. Begun as a first home for children rescued from Nazi-occupied Europe, today Youth Village provides a warm environment where more than 1,000 new immigrants and at-risk youth receive the educational and emotional support they need to flourish. We support a medical clinic in Kiryat Malachi and a dental clinic in Hof Askelon.
We promote a love for Israel through our advocacy efforts, missions to Israel and Israel scholarships. We advocate on behalf of Israel to seek a just peace and to foster greater awareness and appreciation for Israel's heritage and achievements. Our Israel Resource Center provides personalized service matching teens and young adults with Israel experience programs, available funding sources and scholarships. You can help young adults connect with their extended Jewish family in Israel by giving to the Israel Scholarship Fund.
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