ABOUT US

The Spirit of Israel is a non-profit company that was founded in 1998 by the Jewish Agency and Keren Hayesod. With its mission to recruit upstanding citizens of Israel and the Israeli business sector for corporate social responsibility along with Jewish communities around the world, The Spirit of Israel is fulfilling this objective through the tens of thousands of benefactors and volunteers from all sectors of the population Read more…

VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

The Spirit of Israel’s volunteer programs are based on the volunteers, individuals and groups, who initiate and carry out a long list of social and educational projects every year. In the framework of the Leadership Group veteran volunteers and contributors meet for joint planning of strategic social contributions, learning the needs of youth at risk and forming partnerships to promote these objectives. Read More…

STORIES

Here are some stories from our everyday work, featuring inspiring stories about giving and doing good of companies, donors and volunteers, thanks to them we have the capability to continue to give hope to thousands of children and youth each year. Join us and them! Read More…

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Immediate Needs

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Your contribution will help graduates of the youth villages to realize their aspirations for a better and more secure future by means of getting an education or profession for an independent life. Read More

guitarYour donation will enable a child in the youth village to join an enrichment group in the afternoon hours, experience success and build self -confidence.
The enrichment groups for children in the youth village are essential for the purpose of developing skills and diligence, broadening horizons and enabling youth to experience success and build self-confidence. For some of the children in the youth village this is the first time that they are participating in a structured group and enjoying and experiencing success that advances their development in other realms (social, educational, emotional). Read More

Our programs

שלוש נערות צעירות, אחד עם תוףOver 330,000 children in the geographical and social periphery of the State of Israel grow up without the opportunities and tools to develop and realize their latent potential. Over 350 trained mentors of Youth Futures in Israel are taking action every day to change this reality.
The Spirit of Israel supports the Youth Futures program founded by the Jewish Agency, which is designated for children in grades 2-8 and operates for the advancement of children and teenagers in the periphery.

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youth-3The Spirit of Israel supports four youth villages in Israel run by the Jewish Agency: Ben Yakir in Kfar Haroeh, Hadassah Neurim in Beit Yanai, Kiryat Yaarim in the Judean Mountains near Jerusalem and Ramat Hadassah in Kiryat Tivon.
In this enterprise, the Jewish Agency created a place and opportunity for thousands of teenagers at risk to break out of their underprivileged state and become integrated in Israeli society.

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derech-eretzPre-military preparatory programs for teenaged youth from Israel’s geographical and social periphery were founded in 2011 for the purpose of making pre-military education programs accessible to teenagers all over Israel, with a focus on geographical and social peripheral areas.
The Spirit of Israel supports the pre army preparatory programs: “Derech Eretz”, “Alma” and more which gives many teenagers a chance to plan for their army service, develop a sense of social responsibility and find self-fulfillment on a personal, social and national level.

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desert“Afikim Banegev”
Post-military program for strengthening soldiers who completed their army service.
The Spirit of Israel supports the “Afikim Banegev” program which was developed especially to facilitate the soldiers’ transition from their release from army service to civilian life and to help them express their ambitions, identify their aims, implement their plans and realize their raw potential, as independent citizens and as social activists.

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young-activismThere is widespread agreement in the professional literature regarding the influence of academic/ professional education on integration into the workforce, social leadership, the processes of choosing marriage partners and many other social and cultural perspectives. Much has been written about the significance of work as the main pivotal point in the lives of men and women in western civilization. Beyond the many hours that the individual invests in his/her workplace, work fulfills many needs such as: remuneration and support, social standing, self-fulfillment, professional identity, personal satisfaction, interest and appreciation.

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The Teenagers from Hadassah Youth Village Came Back from an Emotional Trip to Ethiopia

The kids from Hadassah Youth Village, second generation to what’s commonly called “the desert generation” of Ethiopian Olim, just got back from a very emotional trip to Ethiopia. Many of them are still struggling with […]

Making Dreams Come True: Kids from Youth Villages across the Country Celebrated a Unique Bar and Bat Mitzvah Year

Dozens of 7th graders in three youth villages supported by the Spirit of Israel – Ben Yakir, Kiryat Yearim and Hadassah – have participated in a special bar/bat mitzvah program throughout the school year, full […]

Click to Change: Giving Youth at Risk a Summer to Remember

All across the country, Israeli kids and teens are celebrating the beginning of a long, sweet summer vacation. They’ll spend it with their friends in summer camps, at the pool or by the beach, go […]