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Who We Are

Keren Hayesod-United Israel Appeal is the preeminent worldwide fundraising arm for the people of Israel. Since its establishment in 1920, Keren Hayesod has been at the forefront of strengthening Israeli society, promoting Aliyah, and enriching the Jewish Diaspora.

We have over a century’s track record cementing the bond between the people of Israel, Diaspora Jewry, and friends of Israel worldwide. Already in our early days, we funded the establishment of over 900 urban and rural communities in Israel and helped develop the country’s economic, educational, and industrial infrastructure. We have financed national and public organizations such as the national airline El Al, the Israeli Philharmonic, and the Hebrew University. Today, we operate 57 campaigns across 45 countries, speaking nine languages and serving in close partnership with numerous Jewish and non-Jewish partners alike.

We, as a national institution and our counterparts, the World Zionist Organization, The Jewish Agency for Israel, and the Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF), comprise the four pillar national institutions of the State of Israel, all of which enjoy a special protected legal status.

Our Work

Our Work

Our Work

Keren Hayesod works, according to its unique mandate, in partnership with our dedicated donors and partner organizations around the world, to contribute to Israel and the wellbeing of the people of Israel. Together, we:

  • Support and promote Aliyah and immigrant absorption in Israel
  • Strengthen Israeli society by assisting disadvantaged populations and Israelis living in the geographic and social periphery
  • Strengthen young Diaspora Jews’ identity and peoplehood by boosting their connection with Israel
  • Respond to worldwide crises and emergencies affecting Israel and the Jewish people
  • Address the changing needs and national priorities of Israel and the people of Israel
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Our Vision

Keren Hayesod will continue to be the world’s leading fundraising organization for the people of Israel. We are the bridge that embodies the unshakable bond between Diaspora Jewry, the Jewish homeland, and our many friends around the world. Our goal is to build and safeguard Israel as the heart of the Jewish world, so that we can be here for you.

Keren Hayesod’s work is based on the lessons of the Jewish people’s history and at its core is the Jewish principle of mutual responsibility – ערבים זה לזה. The people of Israel, and our many friends, will always be there for one another. We applaud our donors for joining us their commitment and contributions toward the many activities vital for promoting these causes.

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