Authentic Israel works with a wide range of organizations and families in North America, Europe, and South America. We understand that no two people have the same vision for experiencing Israel, and we design every program on a custom and collaborative basis. The following is a partial list of major national organizations with whom Authentic Israel works.
Additionally, Authentic Israel works with many local synagogues, schools, Federations, community groups, and families which are not listed below. References are always available upon request.
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), founded in 1913, is the association of Conservative congregations in North America, today consisting of 760 affiliated synagogues, schools, camps, and over one-and-a-half-million members. Authentic Israel is the organizer of USCJ's nationwide Hazak Israel Journey for adults 55+.
Taglit-Birthright Israel is a unique partnership between the people of Israel through their government, local Jewish communities (through the United Jewish Communities, Keren Hayesod and The Jewish Agency for Israel), and leading Jewish philanthropists. Taglit-Birthright Israel provides a gift of first time, peer group, educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. Authentic Israel is the largest organizer of Taglit-Birthright Israel trips through our Israel Outdoors project.
B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO)
BBYO is a trans-denominational youth led organization open to all Jewish teens. BBYO provides opportunities for Jewish youth to develop their leadership potential, a positive Jewish identity and commitment to their personal development. Authentic Israel partners with BBYO to organize Passport to the World, the leading provider of pluralistic Israel and worldwide summer travel experiences for Jewish teens.
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Since 1914, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. (JDC) has served as the overseas arm of the American Jewish community. Our mission is to serve the needs of Jews throughout the world, particularly where their lives as Jews are threatened or made more difficult. Authentic Israel works with the JDC to organize service missions in Israel.
Union for Reform Judaism
The Union for Reform Judaism provides vision, direction and leadership to Reform Jews and congregations on spiritual, ethical, social justice and management issues, offering programming support to Reform Jewish congregations and strengthening individual Jewish identity and growth. Authentic Israel works with the URJ in relation to its national Taglit-Birthright Israel program, Kesher Birthright.
National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY)
NCSY is a leading Jewish youth movement. Offering programs to bring Jewish teens back to their heritage, NCSY is at the forefront of the battle against assimilation. Offering social and educational programming in hundreds of communities across the U.S. and Canada, NCSY is a leader in bringing unaffiliated youth an awareness of what Judaism is all about. Authentic Israel works with NCSY to organize summer teen travel experiences as well as its national Taglit-Birthright Israel program, Israel Free Spirit.
Bnei Akiva is a Religious Zionist Youth Movement run by youth for youth in order to keep the philosophy of Religious Zionism modern and active. Bnei Akiva of the United States and Canada is dedicated to bringing the messages of Torah Va’Avodah and Aliyah to the Jewish youth of North America. Authentic Israel works with Bnai Akiva Worldwide to organize Mach Hach Ba'Aretz, the largest Torah-observant summer Israel program for North American teens.
The Jewish Agency for Israel (MASA)
MASA, a project of the Jewish Agency, enables thousands of Jewish youth to spend a semester or a year in Israel in any of over 160 programs, helping them build a life-long relationship with Israel and a firm commitment to Jewish life. Authentic Israel is a provider of MASA programs through our project, Israel Pathways.
Ramah Programs in Israel
Ramah Programs in Israel is sponsored by the National Ramah Commission of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Based in Jerusalem, Ramah organizes youth, adult and family travel programs in Israel. Authentic Israel is a program partner of Ramah.
The New Israel Fund
The New Israel Fund (NIF) works to strengthen Israel's democracy and to promote freedom, justice and equality for all Israel's citizens. Authentic Israel works with the NIF to organize touring and learning programs in Israel.
The March of the Living
The March of the Living is an international, educational program that brings Jewish teens from all over the world to Poland on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II, and then to Israel to observe Yom HaZikaron, Israel Memorial Day, and Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. Authentic Israel is a provider of March of the Living experiences in Israel.
B’nai B’rith International
B’nai B’rith is an international Jewish organization committed to the security and continuity of the Jewish people and the State of Israel, defending human rights, combating anti-Semitism, bigotry and ignorance, and providing service to the community on the broadest principles of humanity. Authentic Israel works with B'nai B'rith International to organize summer leadership programs in Israel for it's affiliated camps.
The Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation is dedicated to helping the Jewish people flourish by supporting programs throughout the world that spread the joy of Jewish living, giving and learning. The CLSFF supports programs that seek to enrich and expand Jewish communities in the United States, Israel and the former Soviet Union. Authentic Israel works with the Schusterman Foundation to organize service missions in Israel.
ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal
ALEPH grew out of the P'nai Or Religious Fellowship founded by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in 1962. ALEPH is a core institution in the Jewish renewal movement, dedicated to the Jewish people's sacred purpose of partnership with the Divine in the inseparable tasks of healing the world and healing our hearts. Authentic Israel works with ALEPH to organize nationwide pilgrimage experiences in Israel.
The American Physicians Fellowship
The American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel, established in 1950, is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the state of medical education, research and health care in Israel. APF supports Israeli doctors' advanced training in the U.S. and Canada, as well as maintaining a registry of American doctors prepared to go to Israel if emergency need for physicians arises. Authentic Israel works with APF to organize emergency preparedness programs in Israel for visiting delegations.
Mizrachi is an umbrella organisation for religious Zionist organisations that identify with our goals and are active in a wide variety of areas. Mizrachi aims to strengthen Jewish identity in the Diaspora, bolster ties with the Jewish of Israel, encourage Jewish education, and provide support for the institutions and organisations that are associated with us.
Sinai Youth Movement
Over the past 50 years Sinai has played a prominent role in the London Jewish community. Sinai is an orthodox Jewish youth movement that is dedicated to informally educating its members about all aspects of Jewish life and history. Sinai is also a movement committed to Zionism, teaching its members about the history and culture of Israel , important figures associated with the Jewish state and its relevance in our own lives in the Diaspora.
EMUNAH is Israel’s largest women's religious Zionist organization with over 100,000 members worldwide. Since 1935 EMUNAH has been responding to the needs of the people in Israel, through its vast network of 250 social service and educational programs throughout the country. EMUNAH’s mission is to help alleviate the burdens of Israel’s social problems, to strengthen Israeli society through excellent education for children and adults, and to provide emergency services to its citizens during times of crisis.
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