Kedma, an Israel-based non-profit, empowers its global base of volunteers to give back within Israeli society and around the world through its service-learning initiatives and partnerships with Jewish organizations internationally.

Since its founding in 1996, Kedma’s mission has been to strengthen gap year students’ Jewish identity and integrate them into Israeli society through the lens of volunteerism. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, Kedma expanded its platform and focus beyond pre-college and college-aged students to all segments of society: Kedma’s programs engage high-school students, graduate students, professionals, families, and the elderly. Through its programming, Kedma strengthens Diaspora communities and global Jewry’s connection to Israeli organizations.