Kesher Yehudi believes that the rifts in Israeli society can only be healed through deep, personal relationships centered on our shared Jewish heritage. Kesher Yehudi partners annually with 27 pre-induction academies (mechinot) in which 1,350 young men and women—many of whom will go on to be IDF officers and societal leaders—spend three hours once a month conversing and learning together with a chavruta.

More than three thousand Kesher Yehudi volunteers learn with weekly study partners, meet with college students, and guide, on an ongoing basis, Russian-speaking families from the Ukraine and Russia through the absorption process. More than 22,000 secular and religious young Israelis have participated in Kesher Yehudi’s chavruta programs, building Jewish unity one deep personal relationship at a time.