Israel and Overseas

The Federation builds connections to Jewish life overseas through local programming, through our vibrant people-to-people connection with Modi'in, Israel and by allocating funds to service partners in collective support of world Jewry.
Missions to Israel serve to strengthen Jewish identity, build Jewish community, and grow Jewish philanthropy.
Strengthening Jewish communities in Israel and around the world has always been, and remains, a top priority for our Federation.


Jewish Rochester and Modi'in Israel: a rich sharing of culture and people-to-people experiences. Visit the P2G website to find out what we've been up to.

A Global Jewish Family

Learn about the vital programs supported by the Annual Campaign - in Israel and around the world. Learn more about the work of the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, our principal overseas service partners.


Rochester's Andrea Kovalsky talks about her work in Georgia with JDC.

  • Michael Wagner of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation visits Avichai on JFNA's solidarity mission to Israel.

  • Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel, visits the home of Amigour beneficiaries Svetlana and Evelina Furmin.

  • A Sderot building that was damaged by a rocket.

A Visit to St. Petersburg

How we help: Step into the Bondar family home in St. Petersburg, Russia.

  • Youth Futures’ staff provides community-based mentoring for at-risk pre-teens and adolescents across Israel.

  • Thanks to Youth Futures, Itzik is now active in school, and much more willing to reach out to family and new friends.

  • Itzik may still be shy and soft-spoken but he has transformed.

Ongoing Crisis in Ukraine

How we help.