Fact of the Week
April 18, 2013
Programs supported by Jewish Federations preserve the memories of Holocaust victims in Israel. The Jewish Agency for Israel, which is supported by Jewish Federations, has partnered with Israel’s Ministry of Senior Citizens' Affairs to create a national database of Holocaust survivors’ life stories. The initiative, which includes interviews with survivors during the recent Holocaust Remembrance Day, is one of many that The Jewish Agency’s 300 Project La'ad volunteers have undertaken to improve Holocaust survivors’ standard of living and ensure their well-being. Learn more about The Jewish Agency’s Project La'ad.
April 12, 2013
Programs funded by Jewish Federations enable more Ethiopian-Israelis to become doctors and dentists in the Jewish State. The number of Ethiopian-Israeli medical and dental students in Israel has more than tripled since 2005, when the Ethiopian National Project, supported by Jewish Federations, offered its first four Yanoff Master Ethiopian-Israeli Healthcare Scholarships. Learn more about ENP’s scholarship programs.
April 4, 2013
Programs supported by Jewish Federations help vulnerable women in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. World ORT and Project Kesher’s KesherNet centers offer practical and work-related skills, job counseling and placement services, and also connect women to their local communities. Of the 28,000 women who have completed courses at KesherNet, 90 percent have found new or better jobs within three months of graduation. Learn more about KesherNet.
the Jewish Federations of North America's "Fact of the Week" archive.