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The Jewish Agency for Israel:
Since 1929, The Jewish Agency for Israel has brought 3 millions Jews on Aliyah. In August 2008, Nefesh B’Nefesh and The Jewish Agency for Israel reached a historic agreement which produced an unprecedented collaborative venture for North American Aliyah. In essence, North American Aliyah is now processed through one application overseen by Nefesh B’Nefesh. The streamlined process provides a “one-stop shop” for making Aliyah and is considerably more time efficient and convenient for Olim.

 Prime Minister’s Office:
Nefesh B’Nefesh first formalized its partnership with the Israeli government in November 2005, when Prime Minister Ariel Sharon authorized governmental funding for Nefesh B’Nefesh on a trial basis. In September 2008, the Israeli government officially recognized Nefesh B’Nefesh in a decision designed to enhance Aliyah from Western countries. A unanimous cabinet decision gave the authority to the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption to permanently fund one third of Nefesh B’Nefesh’s annual Aliyah-servicing budget. In February 2010 an additional cabinet decision was made increasing the government allocation to NBN.

Ministry of Immigrant Absorption:
The Ministry provides government assistance to Olim and returning residents, including determining eligibility for Aliyah benefits, providing personal support and financial aid. It offers resources for personal, family and community integration and assists Olim in areas such as housing, employment and culture.

Ministry of Development of the Negev and the Galilee:
The Ministry provides support for Nefesh B’Nefesh’s ‘Go North’ program. It is responsible for developing the Negev and the Galilee, which is considered by Israel’s Government as a top national priority. The Ministry focuses on advancing economically-oriented projects, with a view to creating an infrastructure of progress and prosperity that will benefit their present and future residents.

Jewish National Fund USA:
The JNF USA provides its support for the Nefesh B’Nefesh ‘Go North’ program. Since its founding in 1901, the JNF has evolved into a global environmental leader by planting 240 million trees, building over 200 reservoirs and dams, developing over 250,000 acres of land, creating more than 1,000 parks, providing the infrastructure for over 1,000 communities, bringing life to the Negev Desert and educating students around the world about Israel and the environment.
 
Russell Berrie Foundation:
Nefesh B’Nefesh recently launched its ‘Go North’ project in cooperation and partnership with the Russell Berrie Foundation. The foundation aims to express the values and passions of Russell Berrie through social investments in innovative ideas.

Friends of the IDF (FIDF): 
In spring 2010, Nefesh B’Nefesh forged a partnership with FIDF (Friends of Israel Defense Forces) which aims to create and support social, educational, cultural and recreational programs and facilities for the young men and women who serve to defend the Jewish homeland. The FIDF also provides support for the families of fallen soldiers. Through this joint initiative, both organizations will work to provide comprehensive support for Lone Soldiers making Aliyah and help make their acclimation in the IDF and Israel as smooth and successful as possible.

Legacy Heritage Fund:
Due to the impending physician shortage expected in Israel in the coming years, Nefesh B’Nefesh in partnership with the Legacy Heritage Foundation, launched the Physician Aliyah Fellowship, whose objective is to bring close to 100 physicians from North America and the U.K.

The Marcus Foundation:
 is a U.S. based philanthropic organization that focuses on Jewish causes, children, medical research, free enterprise and the community. Over the past few years this foundation, headed by Bernie Marcus, has assisted Nefesh B’Nefesh in accomplishing its goals by providing significant sponsorships.

The Irving Moskowitz Foundation:
 is a charitable, non-profit foundation dedicated to improving and enriching the lives of people based on the precept, ‘He who has saved one life, it is as if he has saved the world.’ The Foundation was established in 1968 by Dr. Irving Moskowitz to help people in need regardless of race, creed, politics or religion.

 

Shavei Israel:
Comprised of a team of academics, educators and rabbinical figures, Shavei Israel reaches out to “lost Jews” and assists them in coming to terms with their heritage and identity in a spirit of tolerance and understanding.