Our Work


The Children of the Jaffa Institute

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 break the cycle of inter-generational poverty through educational, therapeutic and nutritional support programs and our vision is to create a community in which children are nourished, educated and supported in order to become strong contributors to Israeli society. Through over 30 different initiatives our programs reach 4,000 citizens annually. Our goals are to provide educational and social enrichment to children and youth coming from impoverished families; to increase the nutritional security of impoverished families in the Jaffa area; and to care for and strengthen the emotional and mental well-being of families, youth at risk and communities in need in the Jaffa area.

 At-Risk Youth Activities

Academic Support

At-Risk Youth Residences

Food Security Programs

Women’s Empowerment Programs

Community Cohesion