2,000 young Jews from around the globe help Israel in war and recovery efforts
Mosaic United and the Israeli Ministry for Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism are investing $1 million to help bring 2,000 young Jewish volunteers to Israel.
With Israel in recovery from the devastating attacks of October 7th and in the midst of war, solidarity and mutual responsibility between Jews in Israel and around the world remains critical.
To that end, Mosaic United’s Shalom Corps has joined Birthright Israel in their effort to bring thousands of Jews from around the world aged 18 to 40 to Israel for two-week volunteering missions.
Participants will engage in volunteering such as agricultural work and packaging supplies for those in need in partnership with Israeli non-profits such as Leket Israel and Hashomer HaChadash. Birthright provides accommodations with safe rooms, daily stipends, and connection with Israeli peers throughout the program.
Mosaic United CEO Meir Holtz remarked, “The Onward Volunteer Program will not only help communities and individuals in recovery, but also strengthen the bonds of thousands of young Jews from around the world with each other, the Jewish people, and Israel.”
The opportunity is being offered to all young Jews, including Birthright Israel alumni, regardless of any past Israel experience. Participation in these volunteering missions does not affect future eligibility for Birthright Israel.
Birthright Israel CEO Gidi Mark stated, “The response is overwhelming with more than 3,300 individuals already expressing interest. The partnership with Mosaic United and the Ministry for Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism allows us to grow the program to reach more and more young Jews who want to show solidarity.”
Two-week tracks are currently available through January.