Relating the oldest and most sacred texts to current events and modern day life for audiences around the world
Bridging our history with the present with impact & creating powerful initiatives for dialogue, reconciliation, and peaceful coexistence
Providing quality healthcare services to all Israel’s residents
Helping communities celebrate art and music inspired by faith and history
Shaping the future of Israel with opportunities for younger generations
Promoting equality and enhancing the educational experience of all Israeli citizens regardless of gender, race, and economic status.
“Bnai Zion’s generosity has planted seeds that have borne fruit in the modern State of Israel. Thank you, Bnai Zion, and may continue to grow, prosper, and change our world for the better!”
— Eli Cohen, Minister of Intelligence
Under Rabbi Dr. Ari Lamm's leadership, Bnai Zion has become one of the Jewish world's most significant engines of innovation, building a big tent for all communities of faith curious about Israel and the values of the Hebrew Bible.
- Liel Leibovitz, editor at large, Tablet Magazine and host of Unorthodox
Bnai Zion’s unwavering commitment to Israel and the Jewish people is truly inspiring. Supporting innovation, cultural and educational initiatives means you are not only transforming Israel’s future but also affecting the world we live in.
- Rivka Kidron, Co-Founder at Passages
Founded in 2016, Yad Rosa assists Holocaust survivors, the elderly and the needy who require medical supplies and other assistance. Yad Rosa’s support center is largely staffed by volunteers who maintain daily contact with this needy population, resolving problems and addressing needs – whether they be the supply of food, medical equipment or medicine, or the resolution of bureaucratic challenges. Named after Rosa Sabag, the mother of the founder and chairman Shimon Sabag, the association also deploys volunteer social workers and offers the services of a psychiatric-geriatric doctor who specializes in mental health problems of the elderly.
Bnai Zion Medical Center in Haifa
The Bnai Zion Medical Center, established in 1922 provides dedicated medical care, education, research and services to the diverse and growing population of Northern Israel. The hospital employs a staff of 1,800 which includes Christian and Muslim Arabs, Druze and Jews. The hospital offers 450 beds and takes in 142,000 visits per year, performing 14,000 surgeries and 3,500 deliveries annually. The only hospital in Northern Israel with a comprehensive rehabilitation program, it was voted number one in Northern Israel in a recent newspaper survey. The hospital is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) and serves as a teaching hospital for its students.
Bnai Zion invests in the town of Ma’ale Adumim near Jerusalem in a variety of ways. These include expanding resources for the Yuvalim Center, the only senior center in the region, to better serve the growing elderly population and Holocaust survivors in the area. Bnai Zion founded Zvi Quittman Center provides support for the day-to-day life of adults who have intellectual or developmental disabilities.
The George W. Schaeffer Music Conservatory
The George W. Schaeffer Music Conservatory, established by Bnai Zion in 2013, enables music to resonate throughout the town of Ma’ale Adumim by educating children and adults at all levels of musical capability. The school supports the award-winning Ma’ale Adumim Youth Symphony, enabling the community to enjoy classical music at rehearsals and concerts The town of over 42,000 is a hub for many communities around Jerusalem, whose residents rely on its commercial center, library, and other cultural venues.
Ahava Village for At Risk Youth
Bnai Zion has been a source for much-needed support for the Ahava Village for Children & Youth near Haifa. The Village houses and cares for 250 children who suffered years of abuse, neglect, violence, and other forms of familial trauma. Bnai Zion Foundation is proud of the accomplishments of the dedicated staff of Ahava Village that has healed thousands from their traumatic pasts helping them become more productive and independent citizens.
Tolerance Classroom at David Yellin Academic College
Bnai Zion helped found and supports the David Yellin College of Education, an academic teachers’ college in Jerusalem, established in 1913 as one of the first teachers’ colleges in Mandatory Palestine. Today, its 5,000 students represent all groups of Israeli society: Jews (non-religious and religious), Arabs (Muslims and Christians), Druze and Circassians. The college awards teacher certificates, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in education in art therapy, music therapy, bibliotherapy and dance therapy as well as special education, teaching and learning, library and information science.