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Who We Are

Who We Are

The Jaffa Institute was established in 1982 as a private, non-profit, multi-service social agency to assist the city of Jaffa’s severely disadvantaged children and their families. Our mission is to provide educational, nutritional, therapeutic, and social enrichment programs that assist children in developing positive attitudes and skills to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty in the impoverished communities of Jaffa, South Tel Aviv, and Bat Yam in Israel. Holistic in approach and responsive to the diverse needs of those we serve, the Jaffa Institute operates over 30 different programs, including crisis residences for at-risk youth, educational enrichment centers, food security initiatives, support to elderly individuals and Holocaust survivors, and women’s empowerment programs. Each year, the Jaffa Institute provides service and relief to over 4,000 citizens. In 2001, the Institute was awarded the President’s Prize for Most Outstanding Voluntary Organization.


The Jaffa Institute’s Three Organizational Goals:

  • To provide educational and social enrichment to disadvantaged children and other community members in need.
  • To increase the nutritional security of impoverished individuals in our service area.
  • To care for and strengthen the emotional and mental wellbeing of our program participants.

Our vision is to create a community in which children are nourished, educated and supported so that they become strong contributors to Israeli society.

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      The Jaffa Institute

      Fax: 972-3-683-2620

      Address of Head Offices:
      The Jaffa Institute
      Beit Teper, 5 Tel Giborim St., 3rd Floor
      P.O. Box 8216
      Jaffa, 61081

      Registered Charity No. 58-003-811-5