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Israel is central to the Jewish people as an intricate part of our religion, history and culture.  Today, a strong, secure Israel is the bedrock of the global Jewish community.  The Jewish Federation of Omaha is committed to supporting and advocating for Israel and global Judaism through a variety of programs, projects and services.  We provide a multitude of opportunities to learn about and experience Israel and Jewish life from around the world through educational programs, missions, speakers, film, music, art and cultural programming.

Overseas Partners

The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)

The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) is the world’s largest Jewish non-profit organization, serving as the overseas arm of North American Jewry. Established in 1929, JAFI was instrumental in the founding of the State of Israel and now works as the overseas arm of Federations to ensure the future of a connected, committed, global Jewish People with a strong Israel at its center.

The Jewish Agency for Israel addresses the most pressing issues in Jewish life by working to inspire Jews throughout the world, connect with their people, heritage and land, and empower them to build a thriving Jewish future and strong Israel. JAFI pursues this goal by bringing young Jews to Israel for life-changing experiences and by involving them in social activism both in Israel and abroad. At the same time, JAFI facilitates aliyah for those who choose to make Israel their home, reconnects FSU Jewry with their Jewish roots, rescues Jews in distress and responds to global Jewish emergencies. Together with its Federation partners, JAFI is securing our Jewish future for generations to come. For more information, please visit their website.

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. Founded in 1914, today JDC works on behalf of the Jewish communities of North America, Israel and more than 70 countries across the former Soviet Union, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, and create lasting connections to Jewish life. JDC builds Israel’s human capital by empowering its most vulnerable citizens-youth at risk, the elderly, people with disabilities, the ultra-Orthodox, Israeli Arabs, and new immigrants-with the tools they need to participate in the country’s future. For more information, please visit,

World ORT

World ORT works for the advancement of the Jewish people through education and training for employment in Israel, Western Europe, the Baltic States, Latin America and other countries. Its mission is to provide individuals worldwide with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the challenges of their environment and to foster economic self-sufficiency, mobility and a sense of identity through the use of state-of-the-art technology. World ORT works in partnership with The Jewish Federations of North America and other major Jewish organizations and educational institutions to deliver the best practical education for those in need. For more information, please visit


Partnership2Gether is an extraordinary global platform promoting people-to-people relationships between Israel and communities thr oughout the world. Omaha is one of 12 cities in the United States making up the Central Area Consortium.  We partner with the city of Akko and the Matte Asher region in the Western Galilee of Israel, forging relationships through endeavors that build Jewish identity and strengthen ties as we share cultural, social, medical, educational and economic programs.  
The 12 cities:
Canton, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown, Ohio
Indianapolis, Northwest Indiana, South Bend, Indiana
Louisville, Kentucky
Des Moines, Iowa
Omaha, Nebraska
Austin, San Antonio, Texas

For more information, please visit
The Western Galilee P2G connects the U.S. Central Area Consortium consisting of 14 U.S. Jewish Federation communities, Budapest, Hungary and Israel’s Western Galilee. We're made up of an inclusive and active network of people focused on the mutual exchange of ideas and programs with the goal of developing relationships to strengthen our global Jewish Identity. Read More
Join the Jewish Federation of Omaha  on an exhilarating and meaningful eleven-day mission to our Jewish homeland. Whether this will be your tenth time visiting Israel or your first journey, this trip will provide you with a unique, one-of-a-kind experience. Read More