Hundreds of thousands of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe have departed for the world centers of Jewry in the United States and Israel. But many have chosen to keep the torch of Jewish life burning in the country of their birth.
The JHF strongly believes that Jews who decided to stay in their countries of origin should receive support to ensure the continuation of Jewish life. The JHF aims to empower Jewish communities and NGOs to enhance Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe, to help them once again to contribute significantly to these regions. The JHF has a special interest in the younger generation. Young people will become the leaders, teachers, youth workers, and officials of the future. Organizations and projects dedicated to cultivating Jewish values and traditions among the younger generation serve an explicit JHF objective.