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The Israel Forever Foundation is a small not for profit Israel Engagement organization that develops and promotes experiential learning opportunities to celebrate and strengthen the personal connection to Israel. By cultivating a personal connection with the multi-faceted reality of Israel, the Israel Forever Foundation fosters understanding, respect, involvement and pride in Israel. Israel Forever has developed mutually beneficial relationships with organizations, communities and grassroots initiatives that share in our mission of providing Israel engagement programming and inspiration for the whole of the Jewish world.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2019
In order to enhance the efficiency and impact of Israel engagement, The Jewish Agency has developed a user-friendly mapping tool that helps identify key strengths and weaknesses of Israel engagement strategies on the local level, while building a data bank that can be shared across communities, facilitating shared-learning and collective impact. The new “Israel Engagement Mapping Tool” allows different Jewish communities to learn from one another and fine tune their Israel programming to achieve an optimal fit with needs and priorities locally.
Updated: Aug. 27, 2019
The My Herzl Youth Essay competition, organized by The Israel Forever Foundation, aims to showcase the relevance of Herzl as a visionary Jewish leader in modern times. This international essay competition will focus on the legacy of Herzl as envisioned by you, today’s Jewish youth and the leaders of the next generation.
Updated: Jul. 31, 2019
The current field of Israel engagement has been significantly challenged by young North American Jews’ reported alienation from contemporary Israel. Literature in the last decade has addressed this challenge in depth, offering a wide variety of theoretical analyses and recommendations for program development. The present study is the first to thoroughly focus on one of these programs, the young emissaries (shinshinim) program, a joint initiative between the Jewish Agency for Israel and a growing number of Jewish communities around the world.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2018
A new book makes a compelling case and charts the course towards a “person-centered” approach to Israel education. Written by Dr. Barry Chazan, A Philosophy of Israel Education: A Relational Approach aims to assist educators and academics to engage learners in a variety of viewpoints and experiences as they build personal relationships with Israel. The book is available as a no cost ebook.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2016
At the risk of stating the obvious, there is one proven solution to creating a solid foundation for a lifetime of engagement: spending months living, studying and working in Israel. Over the course of 12 years leading the field of top immersive international experiences in Israel, we have learned some important lessons. Namely, that the firsthand encounter with day-to-day life in Israel, which can only be attained by being on the ground for a sustained, continuous amount of time, makes all the difference to MASA's 120,000 alumni around the world.
Updated: Sep. 21, 2016
The Government of Israel has approved the Government of Israel-World Jewry Joint Initiative, which aims to help ensure the continuity of the Jewish people by strengthening young Jews' Jewish identity and enhancing connections between world Jewry and the State of Israel. The comprehensive, multi-year plan will be based on joint initiatives to be developed by the State of Israel and world Jewry. According to the decision, The Jewish Agency for Israel will be the government's partner in spearheading the initiative.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2014
The Joint Initiative Between the Government of Israel and World Jewry, organized by the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs in partnership with The Jewish Agency, is a historic joint effort to develop practical solutions to the greatest challenges facing world Jewry, with a primary emphasis on strengthening Jewish identity amongst Jews and connecting world Jewry to Israel. The online jam session expanded the conversation and enabled every individual, community, or organization to contribute their perspectives to the 'collective wisdom' of the Jewish people. More than 2,000 individuals took part in the online conversation, with participants hailing from all around the world. A group of professionals have analyzed the insights generated during the jam session and have integrate them into a set of recommendations that will be presented to the government for approval.
Updated: Mar. 05, 2014
Project Zug, Skype based international Hevruta study sessions, has already connected 200 American and Israeli Jews since launching in February 2013. The program’s scope is expanding to link Jews in Israel to those in Australia, Africa, Europe and South America. And within five years, they hope to enlist more than 5,000 “students” in this bold hybrid of an ancient method and cutting-edge tools.
Updated: Feb. 24, 2014
Last week, an official joint project was launched between the Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) created by the late Rabbi David Hartman, who passed away in February, and the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). The project is “an Israel Engagement Initiative” for Reform congregations across North America, beginning with 30 selected congregations in what is being billed as the first stage of the initiative.
Updated: Dec. 26, 2013