Israel & Global Impact

Working Locally, Connecting Globally

For decades, Jewish Nevada has been committed to the welfare of Jewish people worldwide. By joining with other communities in the Federation network, and our overseas partner agencies—including the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)—thousands of Jews in Israel and in 70 countries around the world depend on us for a lifeline of programs that provide assistance with food, housing, rescue and resettlement, and education. Federation-funded programs and services also help to educate Jewish people, revitalize Jewish programming, and rebuild communities devastated by economic hardship and acts of war and terror.

Emergency Relief and Non-Sectarian Aid


When people in Israel and around the world are in urgent need of assistance, Federation is there to provide help, thanks to a vast infrastructure of programs and services in place every day to people of all backgrounds.

For more information and to learn about the Israel & Overseas Committee and how we can help you or your child travel to Israel, please contact Julia Frank at



The Israel & Overseas Committee at Jewish Nevada is committed to ensuring that community members have a personal connection to Israel and a share sense of Jewish peoplehood, both locally and globally.

Meet our I&O Committee!

  • Julia Franks (Staff Lead)
  • David Stone (Committee Chair)
  • David Gould
  • Pamela Wilkins
  • Lexy Glassman
  • Marty Paz
  • Jake Dadon
  • Sharon BenKessous
  • Courtney Friedman
  • Cantor Jessica Hutchings
  • Rabbi Felipe Goodman


We are looking for more individuals to join our committee, please contact Julia Franks at for more information.