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On behalf of OU Israel and the thousands of individuals and youth who are inspired and empowered weekly through our programs, I want to express my sincere and heartfelt gratitude for your generous donation. For over 40 years, we have been positively impacting Israeli society, absorbing new immigrants, and strengthening Israel’s next generation.

Through our flagship OU Israel Youth Centers: The Jack E. Gindi Oraita Program, Makom Balev and The Pearl and Harold Jacobs Zula Outreach Center, we have supported thousands of youth in making the critical transition into adulthood – enabling their participation in Israeli society and ensuring their upward socio-economic mobility.

Our JCHAT, Semichat Chaver Program (SCP), and Taglit – OU Israel Free Spirit programs, enable more than 6,500 English-speaking young adults to make a spiritual connection to Israel. Tens of thousands more are aided in making a soft-landing in their new home through The Seymour J. Abrams Jerusalem World Center where we have over 110,000 visitors annually.

We help 450 English speaking University students stay engaged with their Judaism weekly through OU – Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC). Additionally, NCSY Israel, Yachad Israel and Camp Dror are growing exponentially each year – connecting youth to each other, to their tradition, roots and the Land of Israel.

Thank you for helping us shape the Jewish future in Israel. May Hashem bless you with health, happiness and Nachat.

With our heartfelt thanks and appreciation,


Rabbi Avi Berman
Executive Director, OU Israel