Section 1: Jewish Resources in the Pacific Northwest

Section 2: Evergreen Specific Resources

Section 3: Israel / Middle East Resources

  • – The Union of Progressive Zionists: Student Activists for Peace In Israel/Palestine
  • – Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information : IPCRI, founded in Jerusalem in 1988, is the only joint Israeli-Palestinian public policy think-tank in the world.
  • – The Abraham Fund Initiatives works to advance coexistence, equality and cooperation among Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens by creating and operating large-scale initiatives, cultivating strategic grassroots projects and conducting public education and advocacy that promote its vision of shared citizenship and opportunity for all of Israel’s citizens.
  • – A movement to empower Israeli and Palestinian citizens against violent extremism
  • – Middle East Media Resource Institute: accurate translations of Arabic and Hebrew press, speeches, etc. from throughout the middle east.
  • – Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
  • – American Israel Public Affairs Committee

Section 4: General Jewish Educational and Informational Resources

  • – American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee: JDC offers four different volunteer opportunities — from year long placements to week long trips for college students, grad school students and professionals.
  • – A 10-month volunteer program in Israel that combines social action, civil rights, and community building.
  • – American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization motivated by Judaism’s imperative to pursue justice.
  • – The Jewish Service Corps integrates work for social change, Jewish learning and community building. It provides an opportunity for young Jews to live out and deepen their commitments to Jewish life and social change through a year of work in low-income communities.
  • – The mission of the Jewish Coalition for Service is to inspire everyone in the Jewish community to dedicate a part of their lives to full-time, hands-on volunteer service.
  • – Enables Post-graduates from the Disapora to explore their relationship with Israel and their Jewish Heritage.
  • – An organization offering programs and scholarships to students with a desire to study in Israel.
  • – Wikipedia portal to articles dealing with Judaism. Good source of general information with links to further learning.
  • – Orthodox Union: resources for learning about Orthodox Judaism.
  • – United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism: resources for learning about Conservative Judaism.
  • – Reform Judaism: resources for learning about Reform Judaism.
  • – Jewish Reconstructionist Federation: resources for learning about Reconstructionist Judaism.
  • – The largest Jewish Campus Organization in the world
  • – An organization that sends Jewish young adults to Israel on a free 10-day trip of a lifetime.
  • – National Jewish Community Center resource.
  • – The Museum of Tolerance provides a unique and provocative experience that challenges visitors to become witnesses to history, confront the dynamic of intolerance that is still embedded in society today.
  • – The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to repairing the world one step at a time.
  • – The International Israeli-Jewish Volunteer Movement- seeks to promote social welfare, community leadership, civic participation, and humanitarian aid among and between people and nations.
  • – ADAMAH: The Jewish Environmental Fellowship is a three month leadership training program for Jewish young adults that integrates organic farming, sustainable living, Jewish learning, teaching, and contemplative spiritual practice.
  • – The Jewish National Fund
  • – The Jewish Organizing Initiative recruits young Jewish adults from all over the world for a year of leadership training that includes: working for social and economic justice, Jewish learning, training in grass roots community organizing skills, and Jewish community building.
  • – Livnot is the premiere experience geared towards Jews 21-30+ with little or no background in Judaism. The program facilitates an exploration of Israel and Jewish heritage through the medium of fascinating seminars, challenging hikes and rewarding community service projects.