Global Connections


For you, Israel, and your passion for volunteering.


We feel it is our responsibility to advocate for Israel and every Jewish community around the world. We provide support to ensure Jewish identity continues to thrive and that the safety, security, and well-being of Jews is maintained globally. 



At a glance...


What our Global Connections Area of Impact can do for Jewish communities around the world:

"As a shaliach, my vision is to interweave Israel and Israelis into the fabric of the South Jersey Jewish community in every possible way. But above all else, I see myself as a community resource."



donated to JAFI for our Community Shaliach program

JAFI sends 1,500 - 1,750 Israeli emissaries around the world each year to strengthen Jewish identity and connection to Israel



donated to Ofanim

Ofanim provides weekly creative activities to underserved children throughout Negev and in the North with six mobile STEM labs



donated to Alma Mechina

Alma Mechina is a pre-army academy leadership development program for young, at-risk girls



Our Mission

  • Empower Israel’s future
  • Save the world’s poorest Jews
  • Revitalize Jewish life
  • Develop tomorrow’s Jewish leaders
  • Rescue victims of global emergencies



Programs & Services

As the bridge from South Jersey to Israel, community shaliachs help strengthen local Jewish identity and the connection to Israel. JAFI gives the schilichim the tools for building Israel-education programs for the communities they serve.


Alma Mechina is a pre-army academy for young, at-risk girls. It is an all-female leadership development program that addresses the needs of young women who have come from disadvantaged backgrounds


Ofanim provides weekly creative activities to underserved children throughout Negev and in the North with six mobile STEM labs.


A Jewish Agency subsidiary and flagship program, Youth Futures is one of Israel’s leading positive-intervention programs, mentoring for at-risk children, teaching skills for academic improvement and social integration that last a lifetime.


The leading organization in Israel offering accessible hikes and educational nature activities around the country to children and adults with special needs, including individuals with visual and hearing impairments, physical, intellectual and emotional challenges, and children on the autism spectrum.


Where You Can Find Us

  • Israel
  • Bucharest
  • Asia
  • Former Soviet Union
  • Ukraine
  • Eastern Europe
  • India
  • Central Europe
  • Morocco
  • Ethiopia
  • Cuba
  • Turkey
  • Haiti
  • Kazakhstan

Visiting Israel?


You can touch, feel, and see many of these programs and services for yourself. See your JFund donation at work and our Jewish Federation’s IMPACT in Israel and around the globe.


Contact our concierge to connect with the program or service you’d like to see in action on your next trip to Israel. Call 856.673.2554 or email

Partner Agencies

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Working in 70 countries to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief for victims of natural and man-made disasters. Learn more. 


Building Jewish Life & Leaders

JDC Entwine | Szarvas | Young Leadership | Volunteering


Helping the World’s Neediest Jews

Caring for the Elderly | Helping Families | Winter Relief | Crisis in Ukraine


Empowering All Israelis

Care for Seniors | Supporting the Next Generation | Combating Unemployment | Access for All


Responding to Global Emergencies

Nepal | Philippines | Haiti | Women's Health



Family & Youth programming is available through The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey and these select agencies:


Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey


Jewish Community Relations Council



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