Our Achievements

The refugees and immigrants which Keren Hayesod-UIA has supported and trained throughout decades of active work have left their mark in all spheres of Israeli society: building new towns and cities, industry, the economy, law, government, and culture. They include painters and graphic designers, poets and authors, athletes and dancers, academics and philosophers, musicians and researchers. Almost from the start, their influence went beyond the personal realm and impacted the daily lives of all Israelis.

Highlights of our achievements include:

  • The creation of the transportation system and banking system
  • Settling over 3 million immigrants to Israel since 1948
  • Establishment of more than 800 rural settlements in Israel
  • Transformation of 90 disadvantaged Israeli neighbourhoods and development towns
  • Provision of care for and education of over 350,000 children and youth
  • Brought more than 190,000 young Jews from abroad to participate and to enforce their Zionism in “Israel Experience” programs
  • Helped advance Jewish and Zionist education for tens of thousands of children in the Diaspora


Our Mission Statement:

Keren Hayesod- United Israel Appeal, through a partnership between Israel and Diaspora communities, mobilises support for Israel and the rescue of Jews in distress.

By encouraging and assisting in Aliyah and absorption, Keren Hayesod saves Jewish lives, strengthens Jewish identity, fortifies the fabric of Israeli society and reinforces solidarity within the Jewish people.