Selected Programs and Projects
“Backpackers as ambassadors” empowers young Israelis to proudly bring positive representation of Israel to diverse locations, challenging misinformation about the Jewish state through peer-to-peer interactions and activities. As these trained Israeli ambassadors extensively trek throughout Central and South America and the Far East, they organize various meet-ups and take advantage of opportunities to positively influence public opinion about Israel.
Genesis Prize Foundation with Matan: Investing in the Community
Genesis Prize Competition “Speak Out for Israel.” Concert partners with the Genesis Prize Foundation and Matan: Investing in the Community to support 25 Israeli organizations whose projects expand the Israeli discourse beyond the conflict.
South African Zionist Federation
“Blankets of Hope,” a tikun olam project aimed at improving the perception of Israel and strengthen support for Israel from local South African churches. The project included distribution of warm soup and thousands of blankets branded “With love from Israel” to the homeless.
America Israel Friendship League
The America-Israel Friendship League builds and mobilizes support for Israel and strengthens the relationship between the two countries through people-to-people exchanges. A leadership delegation to Israel of the US National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) for a week-long professional visit to educate on political realities in the Middle East through a series of meetings and briefings; covering social, economic, and geopolitical issues relating to Israel and its neighbors; promoting the understanding of the vital historic friendship between the United States and Israel by NAAG state and local chief law enforcement representatives.
I like Israel
“I Like Israel” (ILI) events provide an opportunity to move beyond the negative news items about Israel in the German press and to showcase the achievements of the Jewish state. ILI hosted a first-of-its-kind conference, held in Frankfurt, Germany, with 150 pro-Israel activists from across Europe and Israel. The conference included peer joint learning sessions, networking, and round table discussions to enhance the capacities of the professional staff of pro-Israel organizations working to improve the perception of Israel in Europe.
The MirYam Institute
The MirYam institute champions rigorous debate about Israel, led by Israelis who hold diverse opinions, but who are unified in their dedication to a flourishing Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. MirYam organized a delegation to Israel that included graduate and postgraduate students from around the world studying for degrees in international law, public policy, and communications at some of the most elite universities, many of whom are likely to be the policy makers of tomorrow. The program delved into the complexities and truths about Israel and the Middle East.
Israel Allies Foundation
The Israel Allies Foundation is a non-governmental organization that encourages cooperation between faith-based supporters of Israel in 40 parliaments and legislatures worldwide, who endorse the right of Israel to exist within secure borders. In cooperation with Concert, IAF organized its annual faith-based diplomacy conference in Jerusalem, which brought together caucus chairpersons to discuss joint strategy and set policy relating to important Israeli initiatives for the upcoming year.
Hasbara Fellowships is a pro-Israel campus leadership program working with over 80 universities across North America. Concert helped fund Hasbara Fellowship leadership training delegations of students to Israel, in the summer and winter of 2019 and 2020, to tour, learn, and participate in simulations, which provided participants with important information and tools to be used in their capacity of educators about Israel when they return to their campuses.
Ohr Torah Stone’s Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation
The Ohr Torah Stone Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding & Cooperation (CJCUC) is dedicated to religious dialogue, mutual understanding, and active cooperation between Jews and Christians. Concert helped fund a delegation of African and US United Methodist Church leaders to Israel. The delegation met with leaders of Israeli industry in the fields of water, agriculture, and medicine, as well as with Israeli public officials, to obtain a better understanding of modern-day Israel and to coordinate humanitarian aid for Christians facing financial hardship in the birthplace of Christianity and in other areas in the Middle East.
Conexion Israel brings business people, decision makers, politicians, and journalists to Israel to learn about the most important Israeli innovations and technologies, to strengthen growth and development in Latin America, and to nurture ties of cooperation with Israel. Concert funded a delegation to Israel of senior Mexican religious leaders, who toured strategic geopolitical areas and met with top Israeli innovators.
Eagles Wings is a global pro-Israel community that focuses on bridging friendships across cultural divides. Concert supported two delegations to Israel of young leaders from Brazil and the US, where they gained tools to help serve as educated ambassadors for Israel in various aspects of their lives and leadership, now and in the future.