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The Israel and Overseas committee evaluates, recommends, and advocates the extent of our relationships and allocation levels to our existing international partners: the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), World ORT and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC); it also evaluates and implements existing and potential partnerships.
The committee is also tasked with researching and developing other Israel and overseas initiatives providing value-added opportunities to engage additional human and financial resources in our community. It works to maximize fundraising and marketing potential by advocating for programs and services provided in Israel and overseas by our beneficiary partners, promoting missions to Israel and overseas, connecting to other partnerships involving the Tidewater Jewish community with Israel, and promoting the centrality of Israel as an essential element of positive Jewish identity.