Nefesh B’Nefesh, together with the Steinmetz Herskovitz Family Fund, believe in the potential to improve Israeli society and the community you live in.
It is obvious to most North American Olim that the structure and texture of Israeli communities is very different from where they grew up and lived. Because the center of Jewish life in Israel is not only the synagogue or JCC, the role that known community leaders play are more often hard to define, especially for immigrants. It can be a struggle for Olim to find their place, which can hinder their integration and satisfaction.
The 2019 Initiative for Zionist Innovation is all about community – how to improve and enhance your opportunity to integrate and strengthen your neighborhood. With mentorship from community builders, networking assistance, seed funding, and logistical support we believe that Olim will have better acclimation rates.