Outside BJBE opportunities by Agency Name (alphabetical)
American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)’s mission is to help Israel fight terrorism, nuclear weapons and other threats to its welfare. AIPAC is a 100,000-member national grassroots movement described by The New York Times as "the most important organization affecting America's relationship with Israel. As America's leading pro-Israel lobby, AIPAC works with both Democratic and Republican political leaders to enact public policy that strengthens the vital U.S.-Israel relationship. (Israel and other Jewish Communities abroad)
www.aipac.org 312-236-8550, MIDWSTreg@aipac.org.
American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an international development organization motivated by Judaism’s imperative to pursue justice. AJWS is dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. (Health, Housing and Shelter, Nourishment, Poverty)
The American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (ASPNI) was founded in 1986, to help raise awareness and support for the work of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) , Israel's oldest and largest environmental organization. Since 1953, SPNI has worked to promote knowledge, love, and respect for the land among its citizens and abroad.(Israel and other Jewish Communities abroad)
Amnesty International (AI) is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights. AI’s vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA) ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America - the Zionist arm and voice of the Reform Movement in the United States - endeavors to make Israel fundamental to the sacred lives and Jewish identity of Reform Jews. As a Zionist organization, ARZA champions activities that further enhance Israel as a pluralistic, just and democratic Jewish state. ARZA's core mission activities are: Engagement, Advocacy and Travel. (Israel and other Jewish Communities abroad)
The Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders is a critical effort to provide public and professional education and to empower community members to seek out information and prevention strategies. With its current set of sponsors, the Center represents the blending of science with religious, cultural and historical sensitivity and awareness. The Center seeks to become the voice that translates laboratory discoveries into accessible information for the Jewish community at risk as well as for physicians and other health care providers.(Adults, Community Resource Center, Families, Health, People with Special Needs)
Children’s Memorial Hospital is Illinois' only freestanding hospital exclusively for kids. They offer the newest technologies, provide kid-focused experiences and dedicate themselves to the health and well-being of all children. Volunteer opportunities are available in a wide variety of programs including Child Life/Patient Play, Infant/Toddler Care, Child Life Family Life Center, Child Life Teens, Child Life, Cancer and Blood Diseases and Day Hospital, Child Life Emergency Department, Child Life Art Activity Cart, Cabrini Green Youth Program Clinic, Pre-Surgery Program, Tutoring, Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy/Orthotics, Nursing Assistant, Pre and Post Surgery, Emergency Department, Urgent Care Unit, Inpatient Nursing Units, Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry Assistant, Interpreting Services and Kohl's House. (Children, Health, People with Special Needs)
The International Rescue Committee serves refugees and communities victimized by oppression or violent conflict worldwide. The IRC is committed to freedom, human dignity, and self-reliance. This commitment is expressed in emergency relief, protection of human rights, post-conflict development, resettlement assistance, and advocacy. (Health, Housing and Shelter, Nourishment, Poverty)
The mission of Jewish Council on Urban Affairs is to combat poverty, racism and anti-Semitism in partnership with Chicago’s diverse communities. Guided by prophetic Jewish principles, JCUA pursues social and economic justice for Chicago’s most vulnerable neighborhoods by promoting a vision of empowering communities from within. (Jewish Community in Chicago, Poverty)
Jewish Funds for Justice is a national public foundation guided by Jewish history and tradition. JFSJ helps people in the United States achieve social and economic security and opportunity by investing in healthy neighborhoods, vibrant Jewish communities, and skillful leaders. (Jewish Community)
Jewish Women International (JWI) supports the safety of women and girls; they aim to find and heal victims of abuse and break the cycle of violence in Jewish relationships and homes. (Children, Domestic Violence, Women)
Kids Can Free the Children: To help free children from poverty and exploitation, Free The Children implements four specific Education for All Children programs that help children reach their potential: education, alternative income, health care, water and sanitation and peace building.(Children, Health, Poverty)
NA'AMAT, Hebrew acronym for "Movement of Working Women and Volunteers," is an organization & a movement striving to enhance the quality of life for women, children and families in Israel, the U.S. and around the world. NA'AMAT women act locally, nationally and globally in 11 countries (10 sister countries in addition to Israel). We are united in belief and in action around issues ranging from religious pluralism to an improvement in the status of women at home and in the workplace, from child well-being to peace in the Middle East, from the ability of single parents and new immigrants to build a life for themselves to the end of domestic violence. (Children, Israel and other Jewish Communities Abroad, Jewish Community in Chicago, Women)
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) takes a progressive stance on issues such as child welfare, women's rights and reproductive freedom. The Chicago North Shore Section makes an impact through an integrated program of education, community service and social action. (Children, Jewish Community in Chicago, Women)
Project Hamotzi, at Beth Emet Synagogue, is a broad-based initiative to combat hunger and poverty. Project Hamotzi tackles both local and global issues related to hunger. Activities include a weekly soup kitchen at the synagogue, an annual High Holy Day food drive, a food stamp application program, a Council of Jewish Elderly Shabbat lunch, and the Interfaith CROP Walk Against Hunger, as well as educational workshops and advocacy programs. (Nourishment, Poverty)
The Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism (RAC) educates and mobilizes the American Jewish community on legislative and social concerns, advocating on issues from economic justice to civil rights to religious liberty to Israel.
United Power for Action and Justice represents an attempt by thousands of leaders within diverse communities to reverse generations of division and decline in the Chicago metropolitan area. United Power provides training and development opportunities for the current and emerging generation of leaders in the region. The organization seeks to build power systematically and wield power effectively. This power – the ability to act – enables the member institutions of United Power and the organization as a whole to operate with more impact and success with other power figures and power institutions in the private and public sectors. (Children, Health, Housing and Shelter)