Our Impact: Overseas & Israel

2nd Round of 2020 Grants Announced:

JFOC is proud to award two Israeli nonprofits grants to continue their efforts helping youth at risk.






 Shutaf provides camping and other experiences for special needs kids in Jerusalem and the center of Israel.  This program not only provides an outlet for these kids, it is a great program for training other teens to work with special needs youth – and in providing parents some support and relief at key times during the year.  This is a great way where our support can make a pivotal difference.




Derech Eretz takes teens from the periphery in Israel – often those who don’t have the same economic opportunities or chances that kids have elsewhere – and offers them enrichment programs, activities that develop leadership skills, and a pre-army preparatory program which is critical to giving these kids a leg up in Israeli society.



See the impact of our grants!


2020 Overseas Grants have been given to JDC (Joint Distribution Committee) and The Jewish Agency for Israel. 

We hosted summer Lunch and Learns with our grantees to learn about some of the key challenges in this age of Corona affecting the Jewish community around the world.


Our final Lunch and Learn featured our own Managing Director, Keith Krivitzky.  We took a look at troubling areas around the globe, anti-Semitism, and the Israel Diaspora relationship. 

Our second Lunch and Learn featured the JDC.  They took us on trip around the world highlighting areas where they are providing critical help to Jewish populations and then told us about a krav maga program in Israel that enables an autistic population.

Our first virtual Summer Series program was a fun and engaging lunch and learn. The Jewish Agency for Israel, one of our 2020 grantees, connected us with the global Jewish people as we heard from those on the front lines of working with new immigrants and vulnerable populations in Israel. Plus we learned a bit about Ethiopian cooking.