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American Friends of Magen David Adom

352 Seventh Avenue, Suite 400
New York, NY 10001
(212) 757-1627, (866) 632-2763,

Magen David Adom provides a rapid and skilled emergency medical response, including disaster, ambulance, and blood services, for Israel’s 7.8 million people. American supporters help provide ambulances, training, and medical equipment, and have been instrumental in the construction of the organization’s emergency medical stations as well as the National Blood Services Center. Your gift ensures that when an emergency call comes in—whether it’s a terror attack or a heart attack—MDA is always ready to respond and save lives.

American Friends of Soroka Medical Center

PO Box 184-H
Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 725-9070

The sole major medical center for the south of Israel, including the profoundly diverse Negev, Soroka, located in Be’er Sheva, provides excellence across the entire spectrum of medical care.  One of Israel’s largest and most strategic institutions, we serve over one million, including 400,000 children. Recognized as “Israel’s Iron Dome for Health” since Operation Protective Edge, we need your help for critical projects, including the Trauma Center, Cancer Center, and Protected NICU. Supporting Soroka makes a unique contribution to building a future of security and peaceful coexistence for Israel.

The Charles Bronfman Prize

(212) 931-0127

The Charles Bronfman Prize celebrates the vision and endeavor of an individual or team under the age of 50 whose humanitarian work is inspired by Jewish values and whose accomplishments are of universal benefit. An internationally recognized panel of Judges selects the Prize recipient(s) and bestows an award of $100,000. The Prize was first given in 2004 by Ellen Bronfman Hauptman and Stephen Bronfman together with their spouses, Andrew Hauptman and Claudine Blondin Bronfman, to honor their father, Charles Bronfman, his values, and his commitment to young people and their potential as change makers.


125 Maiden Lane, Suite 8b
New York, NY 10038

Founded in 2000, Hazon has evolved into the largest environmental organization in the American Jewish community. Our vision is to create healthy and sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. Hazon is a leader in meaningful immersion experiences and in engaging individuals to be active in their communities. Hazon builds programs and events that give people a chance to explore their relation to the physical world and to their Jewishness through creating transformative experiences and thought-leadership and capacity-building programs. In aggregate, we are seeking to shift the nature of what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century—enabling and encouraging Jewish people to have an impact in the world. Our overall goal is that individuals and institutions in the Jewish community are living measurably healthier and more sustainable lives. We aim to firmly establish Jewish food education, Jewish outdoor education, and Jewish environmental education as important modalities across the American Jewish community.

The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago is the one organization that impacts every aspect of local and global Jewish life, providing human services for Jews and others in need, creating Jewish experiences and strengthening Jewish community connections.  JUF gives help and hope to the most vulnerable through a network of local agencies and programs, transforming the lives of 300,000 Chicagoans of all faiths who are in need at every stage of life.  JUF stands in solidarity with Israel and the Jewish people worldwide, advocating on key issues, supporting humanitarian assistance for 2 million Jews in Israel and 70 countries around the world and rushing aid to communities in crisis in Israel and beyond.

Ohel Sarah

Ohel Sarah is an Israeli non-profit organization that provides continuous support services to hundreds of people with cognitive disabilities from the age of six to end of life. Many of them have no family and go from one foster home to the next. Ohel Sarah is their only source of support and provides them with schooling, employment and housing. Supervised and partially funded by government ministries, Ohel Sarah’s professional staff creates an individual advancement plan for each and every student to ensure maximum progress. Ohel Sarah’s main goal is to provide its students with the abilities necessary to lead independent, meaningful lives and integrate into society, and promotes equal rights to individuals with disabilities throughout Israel.

Over 400 people with disabilities depend on Ohel Sarah. Ohel Sarah depends on YOU! Your support can make a real difference in their lives. Please donate through our website.

News & Notes

Itzhak Perlman, the world’s preeminent violinist, has been selected as the 2016 Genesis Prize Laureate.

The Jewish Community Centre of Krakow in cooperation with the Krakow branch of the Child Survivors of the Holocaust Association released its 2016 calendar featuring portraits of twelve local Holocaust survivors.

Irving Picard claims that Israeli institutions should have to repay tainted donations originating in Bernard Madoff’s massive fraud.

A survey of children born to mixed Jewish-Asian couples presents a message to the Jewish community: More openness is required.

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