POWER TO THE PEOPLE: Self-help in Times of Routine and Crisis

The Coronavirus outbreak in Israel has led to a complex health, social and economic crisis that affects the daily lives of all of us. But new self-help initiatives are enabling communities to function—and succeed—both in times of routine and emergency. The “Thriving Communities” initiative seeks to empower communities in ways that reach national impact.

ACCESS TO JUSTICE: Connecting People with Disabilities to Legal Services

“States Parties shall ensure effective access to justice for persons with disabilities on an equal basis with others, including through the provision of procedural and age-appropriate accommodations, in order to facilitate their effective role as direct and indirect participants, including as witnesses, in all legal proceedings, including at investigative and other preliminary stages.”   (“Access […]

PHASE II: Joint Fund Supports Social Sector

The second phase of the New Joint Government-Philanthropy NGO Relief Fund is underway! Social sector organizations are invited to apply for support. The fund provides financial aid to help eligible social organizations survive and continue their work during and after the Coronavirus crisis. In the first phase, approximately NIS 16 million ($4.8 million) was distributed […]

A Career Today – In the Professions of Tomorrow

The National Program for the Training of Certified Practical Engineers and Technicians was launched last year, enabling graduates to integrate quickly into the workforce and become the professionals of tomorrow. It is sponsored by the Israel Governmental Institute for Technological Education (MAHAT) and the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services, which partners with […]

Ariel Zwang

The Global JDC Names First Woman CEO Ariel Zwang

We’re thrilled to share that Ariel Zwang, the noted American nonprofit executive and Jewish leader, has been named the next CEO of the Global JDC. Ariel, the CEO of Safe Horizon, is the first woman to hold this position in JDC history and will officially join the JDC family in January. We want to take […]

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