web analytics
March 3, 2015 / 12 Adar , 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Government of Israel Approves Joint Initiative with World Jewry

Sharansky: “Israel needs a strong Jewish world and the Jewish world needs a strong Israel”

JERUSALEM – The Government of Israel this morning (June 1) 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 today’s decision, The Jewish Agency for Israel will be the government’s partner in spearheading the initiative.

Today’s government decision comes following a strategic planning process led by The Jewish Agency and the Government of Israel, which involved thousands of participants from Israel and across the Jewish world. According to the decision, during the initial stage of the initiative’s implementation, the total budget will be NIS 570 million, of which one third will be budgeted by the government and two thirds will be provided by world Jewry. In 2016, an expansion of the initiative will be brought to the government for approval. It should be noted that the government’s investment in the initiative will be above and beyond existing funding for programs pertaining to world Jewry.

The Government of Israel-World Jewry Joint Initiative is viewed as a top priority by the Government of Israel and The Jewish Agency due to the ongoing erosion Jewish identity amongst young Jews and growing gaps between young Jews and Israel. The government decision is significant in that it reflects the collective responsibility between the State of Israel and world Jewry for the continuity of the Jewish people.

Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky, who participated In today’s government meeting, congratulated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett and said: “The State of Israel needs a strong Jewish world and the Jewish world needs a strong Israel. This government decision, which comes during a difficult period of budget cuts, is the strongest expression of the centrality of Jewish identity as the cornerstone of Israel-Diaspora relations. Enhancing Jewish identity is at the heart of The Jewish Agency’s strategic plan, strengthening both Israel and the Jewish world.” Sharansky thanked The Jewish Agency’s partners at the Jewish Federations of North America, Keren Hayesod-United Israel Appeal, and the World Zionist Organization, and called on Jewish communities, organizations, and philanthropic groups to come together around the initiative.

The Joint Initiative will be based on a full and equal partnership between the Government of Israel, The Jewish Agency, and the Jewish people, who will act in concert via a joint steering committee to develop the program, achieve its goals, and fund its activities. The day-to-day operation of the initiative will be under the auspices of the Ministry of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs.

The government decision is based on a joint planning process between the government, The Jewish Agency, and the Jewish people that was started in 2012 and continued through 2013 and 2014. The process saw the participation of thousands of individuals—including top government officials and both professionals and lay leaders from Jewish communities, organizations, and philanthropic foundations around the world—in conferences, seminars, in-depth interviews, and advanced technological platforms.

The initiative will involve joint programs between Israel and Jewish communities around the world that will have a significant, measurable impact on young Jews in Israel and throughout the Jewish world in such areas as formal and informal education, Jewish and Israel experiences, campus life, tikkun olam (social justice), and opportunities for life in Israel. While some existing programs will be scaled up, others will be developed to meet the initiative’s aims. The goal is to offer a range of programs that will enable Jews from all denominations, communities, and walks of life to find their place. The programs will include high-quality training for staff and professionals and an advanced online platform to multiply their impact.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

6 Responses to “Government of Israel Approves Joint Initiative with World Jewry”

  1. A much needed plan.

  2. David Brooks says:

    Promote it abroad, destroy it at home…

  3. WOOOW YOU CAN WRITE A BOOK ABOUT THAT…

  4. Ruth Hirt says:

    This initiative shall effect Scriptural consciousness among the non-Jews as well even when the Jews themselves are instilled of their priceless roots, a great revival transpires, to heed divine call to re-inhabit The Homeland. So be it, amen.

  5. abbushuki says:

    A waste. Why? Because U.S. (Liberal) Jews are so far below replacement fertility that they will be gone in 1.5 generations. They are so concerned about Arab fertility that they never look at their own. Currently there are 9 Jewish children produced by every 10 Jewish women in the U.S.
    Is Tikkuning Uganda going to make more Jews marry Jews and have more than one Jewish child with an education? The Jewish Agency is caving in to the Reform and Conservative movements, each of which voted to include J Street in the Conf. of Presidents. Soon that Federation money will dry up anyway, as new funders are not being produced adequately to support their enterprise. So go ahead and squander it.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
U.S. Capitol
It Is Bipartisan, These House Democrats Will be at Bibi’s Speech
Latest News Stories
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

If Iran is serious, Netanyahu can skip his speech and tell the Air Force to rev up its engines.

U.S. Capitol

Names and contact information of House Democrats who have confirmed attendance at Bibi’s speech.

Obama's opposition to Netanyahu's speaking in Congress has cooked up demand for tickets.

The anti-Netanyahu crowd, in the spirit of topsy-turvy Purim, drummed up support for his speech.

President Barack Obama and Iran do not speak the same language..

Iran, like the Palestinian Authority, has one mindset. A deal is not peace. It is an evil piece of paper.

PA President Mahmoud Abbas is making sure PA children will go without milk and the parents forced to ration what little milk they have.

US President Barack Obama contends Israel is “safer today than ever before,” says give Iran talks a chance.

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is threatening to kill the founder of Twitter and his employees because they are blocking tweets from Daesh, known also as ISIS.

US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power tells AIPAC on Monday that America “will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. Period.”

“Today, we are no longer silent; today, we have a voice. Tomorrow, as prime minister of the only Jewish state, I plan to use that voice.”

Former Consul Alon Pinkas charges Prime Minister Netanyahu is “injecting Israel into the American political arena – he loves doing that.”

Former Israel Ambassador to the UN Dore Gold says PM Netanyahu’s speech to Congress “will have substance no one has heard before.”

Want to know who are the Bibicotters and how you can tell them what you think?

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told a packed room at AIPAC on Monday the US-Israel alliance is “sound.” But on Iran: “No one makes alliances with the weak,” he warned.

IDF soldiers, reservists and local security units participated in a massive training drill in the town of Efrat, Gush Etzion, reenacting an infiltration of terrorists into the settlement, on March 02, 2015. The IDF’s central command called a surprise training exercise in the West Bank to test reservists’ alertness and to prepare for the possibility […]

I’m not going to get into timetables. It will happen.

More Articles from Jewish Press Staff
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the AIPAC Policy Conference, Washington DC, on March 2, 2015.

“Today, we are no longer silent; today, we have a voice. Tomorrow, as prime minister of the only Jewish state, I plan to use that voice.”

Divorce

“With the launch of this new historic agreement, we hope to make the lives of newlyweds better and more meaningful, so that if, God forbid, the marriage breaks up, it will be done in a fair and respectful manner.”

‘Double Gold’ awarded to 2012 Yarden Heights wine & 2011 Yarden Merlot Kela Single Vineyard.

It captures the love of the Jewish soul as only Shlomo Hamelech could portray it – and as only Rabbi Miller could explain it.

Forever After?
‘Obligated for Challahh and Not Terumah’
(Kesubos 25a)

LIVE – Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 – Political candidates from the parties battle it out – in English – for your vote.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/government-of-israel-approves-joint-initiative-with-world-jewry/2014/06/01/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: