The Jewish Agency for Israel - North American Council (JAFINA) is an American charity created to support The Jewish Agency for Israel and its charitable purposes and activities.  


Funds raised by JAFINA help:

  • Bring Jews to experience Israel on short-, medium-, and long-term programs;

  • Bring Israel to Jewish Communities in America and around the world through programs including Partnership 2Gether, Shlichim (emissaries), and educational and camping programs;

  • Jews make Aliyah successfully, for some, fulfilling lifelong dreams, and rescuing others from nightmares;

  • Assist vulnerable Israelis, including youth-at-risk, new immigrants, and terror victims;


And much more.  You can learn more about the programs and activities of The Jewish Agency for Israel at www.JewishAgency.org

Tax Exemption

Jewish Agency for Israel – North American Council (EIN# 23-0053483) is a tax-exempt public charity in the United States under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by U.S. law.

Board of Directors and Officers

Charles Goodman, Chair of the Board
Arthur Sandman, President

David Brandwein, Vice President, Finance

Bennett Aaron, Director and Treasurer
H. Irwin Levy, Director
Dr. Ronald A. Paul, MD, Director
Richard Pearlstone, Director
Alan Shulman, Director

Wendy Sobel-Barr, Secretary


Contact Us

Jewish Agency for Israel – North American Council
633 Third Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, NY  10017

Tel: 212-318-6105

Email: jafina@jafi.org

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