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Impact in 2023

It is with immense pride and deep gratitude that I present you with our 2023 impact report. In these dark times, your generosity has generated a beacon
of light for thousands of children, young adults, disadvantaged women and
elderly citizens. Operation ‘Swords of Iron’, which continues even as I write
these words, has created so many new challenges in our already
challenged society. I am proud of the way in which you, our donors, and
we, the organization on the ground, have handled ourselves in these testing
times, swiftly adapting to changing needs while steadfastly intensifying our
commitment towards serving the underprivileged communities relying on us
for help. I have no doubt that with your ongoing support, we will continue to
go from strength to strength

signature of Dr. David Portowicz

Dr. David Portowicz, Founder

The Jaffa Institute 

Read our complete 2023 Impact report here:

Impact Report Summary

*Read our complete 2023 Impact report here*

You can find our latest updates and impact reports on our website: Reports

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GALA 2024

Our 2024 Tel Aviv Gala Dinner was postponed this year. The NEW date is April 8th

All proceeds from the Gala Dinner go to the Jaffa Institute to support our operations and programming. With a minimum donation of 1,000 NIS/per person you can secure your ticket today for an event you do not want to miss.


*Reserved Tickets are required for entry* Read the full invitation and VIP options below*

Gala Dinner Annual Dinner 2024 The Jaffa Institute is proud to present Amir Dadon 7:00pm Avenue 1 HaSharon St. Kiryat Airport April 8th, 2024 chairman of the dinner Mr. Ran Presberg, Master of ceremonies Yael Bar Zohar, The Piller of Kindness - Mrs. Irina Nevzlin, Social Partnership Award Isrotel Hotel Chain, Women of the Year Award Mrs. Orit Benvenishti, Outstanding Philanthropic Partner, JNF Canada
Purchase of social involvement sponsorships - Two tickets Donation of 2,000 NIS, Two VIP Tickets Donation of 3,600 NIS, Bronze sponsorship Donation of 10,000 NIS includes 10 tickets + Page in the Gala Journal and logo on the sponsors wall Diamond sponser Donation of 18,000 Includes 10 VIP Tickets + Diamond Page in the Gala Journal Logo on the Sponsors wall Silver Sponsor donation of 25,000 includes 10 VIP Tickets + Double silver page in the Gala Journal and Logo on the sponsors wall Gold Sponsor Donation of 50,000 NIS includes 15 VIP Tickets + Double gold page in the Gala Journal and Logo on the sponsors wall Main Sponsor Donation of 100,000 BUS includes 24 VIP Tickets + First page in the Gala Journal + Certificate of Honor on the stage + Logo on the sponsers wall Social Involvement Partner Sponsor Donation of 180,000 includes 25 VIP tickets + Cover Page of Gala Journal + Certificate of Honor and short speech on the stage + Logo on the sponsors wall
Ads in the Gala Journal Full Color cover page (50,000 NIS) includes 2 VIP tickets at the head table Platinum Page (36,000 NIS) includes two VIP tickets Gold Page (25,000 NIS) includes 2 VIP tickets Silver Page (18000) includes 2 VIP tickets Diamond Page (18,000) NIS includes 2 tickets please submit ad requests by March 24 2024. Contact information telephone 03-683-2626 cellphone: 050-568-0764

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

Gala Dinner Sponsors

Operations since the start of Iron Sword

Continuation of our programs throughout Sword of Iron

Read our Updates from Operation Iron Sword

We are Hiring - in Israel

Share with those in Israel:

We are hiring (part time) native English Grant & Development Coordinators - Entry Level. 

All other positions require a Native level of Hebrew to work in our various centers and programs.

Check out our job page and share with those you know.

Opportunities at The Jaffa Institute

*Details on the open position in the English Grants Department is at the bottom of the page. 

Get Involved

This year we have had over 6,500 volunteers join in our programming including 1000 volunteers from abroad that helped packed boxes at the Food Distribution Center.

Locals - as individuals and with our corporate partners volunteers on regular basis by delivering food packages. We had volunteers visiting and working with the Accompanying the Elderly volunteers, local volunteers working with the children regularly in our afterschool centers and enrichment programs bringing engaging activities and involvement all year.

We’re lucky to have amazing supporters like you who allow our programs to run and help fight food insecurity and change the face of poverty in Israel. It takes a lot of courage to step up and start changing the world. 

If you came to visit us we would love to see you again. If you plan to visit us, feel free to reach out!  Learn more about the different ways you can get involved - contact us for more details.

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You can share our posts on social media, comment and like our pages and be good Ambassadors of the Jaffa Institute.

Thank you again for showing such kindness to the people we help. You make our mission possible, and we couldn’t be more grateful for amazing supporters like you

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Friends of the Jaffa Institute organizations below

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The Jaffa Institute,  Israel
Tel Giborim St. 5
Tel Aviv,-Yafo, Israel 6810519

Tel: +972-3-683-2626
Registered Charity No:

American Friends of the Jaffa Institute
C/O Mitch Chupak
297 South Washington Ave
2nd Floor
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
United States

Tel: 1-866-471-1923
Registered Charity No

British Friends of the Jaffa Institute
C/O Mr. Geoffrey Jayson
Hillsdown House
32 Hampstead High St.
London NW3 1QD
United Kingdom

Tel: 44(0)7317-8980
Registered Charity No. 282049

Canadian Friends of the Jaffa Institute
C/O Ms. Pam Albert
3080 Yonge Street, Suite 6060
Toronto Ontario M4N 3N1 

Tel: 1-866-892-1915
Registered Charity No. 86333118RN0001

Dutch Friends of the Jaffa Institute
C/O Wim van der Hoek
Waleweg 1
3291 AX Strijen
The Netherlands

Tel: 31-78-674-5014

French Friends of the Jaffa Institute
C/O Ms. Sandra Benisty 
56, rue du Rocher
75008 Paris

Tel:  33 (0) 6 16 50 57 72

Swiss Friends of the Jaffa Institute
C/O Mr. Roger Bollag
Kilchbergstrasse 138
8038 Zurich