Our Impact Overseas - Jewish Federation

Helping Jews in Need Overseas

Since its founding in 1928, the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has made significant investments in global Jewry. Through our longstanding partnerships with the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and through direct funding, the Federation supports humanitarian assistance, immigrant aid, education, and Jewish identity programs, locally, in Israel, and overseas. For Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019), the Federation is funding Israel and overseas programs that are youth- or young adult-oriented, and offer opportunities for making people-to-people connections. To further our work strengthening connections with our Jewish homeland, we will be offering local Israel education programs. Mark your calendar for #NWIsraelFest: April 28-May 12, 2019!

Approved Israel and World Jewry Grantees for Fiscal Year 2019

Youth Councils for Kiryat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon, planning and carrying out social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities. Kiryat Malachi Endowment Fund and Hof Ashkelon Regional Council
Kiryat Malachi Emergency Clinic, providing after-hours medical care. Kiryat Malachi Endowment Fund
Nutritional support for vulnerable populations in Kiryat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon, including supplying food gleaned from farm fields, hotels, and military bases, and nutrition education. Leket Israel
Direct emergency aid to Israeli immigrants struck by tragedy, providing comprehensive, culturally-sensitive support, including direct individual assistance, weekend seminars, and peer support groups. SELAH: Israel Crisis Management Center
YEDID Kiryat Malachi Center, providing legal and social assistance to Israelis for meeting housing, employment, and other challenges. YEDID
Project TEN (Tikkun Empowerment Network) in Oaxaca, Mexico, creating opportunities for volunteer work and service learning in international development and Jewish activism. Project TEN creates customized volunteer trips, and will bring together Seattleites and Israelis to assist native communities in rural Oaxaca, Mexico with needed development. Jewish Agency for Israel
Summer Camp in Kyiv, Ukraine, echoing Federation’s commitment to Jewish camping as a proven way to strengthen Jewish identity. Summer Camp in Kyiv will offer opportunities for peer-to-peer exchanges of camp counselors between Seattle and Kyiv in 2020. Jewish Agency for Israel
SPACE Scholastic Assistance, providing educational support for Ethiopian-Israeli children, in partnership with the Jewish Federations of North America. Seattle has a special connection with Ethiopian Jews because three decades ago, our community played an important role in helping Ethiopian Jews escape oppression and make Aliyah. Ethiopian National Project
Unrestricted grant. The Jewish Agency (JAFI) ensures that all Jews feel an unbreakable bond with one another and with Israel. JAFI’s services include helping Jews make Aliyah, sponsoring Israel experiences for young adults, sending Israeli emissaries to communities like ours, and helping people in need around the world. Jewish Agency for Israel
Unrestricted grant. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian organization. JDC alleviates hardships and responds to global emergencies, rescues Jews in danger, connects people to Jewish life, and works with the Israeli government to develop effective solutions for social challenges. American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Our Impact


Pounds of food distributed to Israelis in need as a resultĀ  of the Federation’s support of Leket Israel this year.