Hundreds of thousands of Jews have departed for the world centres 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, in Central or Eastern Europe.
The JHF strongly believes that Jews who decided to stay in their countries of origin should receive support to assure the continuation of Jewish life. The JHF aims to empower Jews to enhance Jewish life in Central and Eastern Europe, to help them once again contribute significantly in these regions. It is for this reason that the JHF has a special interest in the younger generation, members of the new generation who will become the leaders, teachers, youth workers, and officials of the future. Organizations and projects dedicated towards cultivating Jewish values and traditions among the younger generation serve an explicit JHF objective.