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The Gush Etzion Foundation

Since 1993, the Gush Etzion Foundation has worked to support and strengthen Gush Etzion and its residents while raising public awareness about the history and heritage of the region. An independent, non-profit organization, the Foundation approaches donors in Israel and overseas, keeping them updated about ongoing needs and new initiatives in the area.

All contributions to the organization are immediately transferred to projects including: 

  • Providing financial aid and holiday food packages for needy families 
  • Funding and furnishing schools and other educational projects 
  • Creating and equipping playgrounds and parks 
  • Purchasing and maintaining rescue teams and security equipment 
  • Support of our IDF soldiers in the region 
  • Financing Gush Etzion heritage projects 
  • Youth projects

Due to severe cuts in government funding at the same time that security needs have actually increased, assistance is needed more than ever before.

The Foundation spearheads pre-holiday fundraising drives in Gush Etzion itself for the benefit of such needy families in the region. The bulk of funds are raised amongst our residents and outside Israel where the Foundation - a non-profit, tax-exempt organization in the U.S. - conducts a bi-annual fundraising campaign via direct mail. Most contributions to the Foundation are earmarked for specific projects.

To inspire and widen support for Gush Etzion, the Foundation gives presentations in synagogues and other communal locales abroad, builds relationships and maintains ties with major Jewish organizations around the world, and provides visitors to Gush Etzion with intensive, "behind-the-scenes" tours of the area. The Foundation maintains a website about Gush Etzion produces informational materials and works to inspire media coverage of the region. 

A few examples of Foundation projects, all with donor recognition options: 



Financial aid and food packages for needy families



Maintaining rescue and emergency teams within a community



Equipment for libraries and schools:








Toys and games          



Engineering,landscaping and planning:

Large park or playground equipment


Small park or playground



Supporting our soldiers



Donations (tax exempt):


In Israel

Gush Etzion Foundation

Keren Gush Etzion

POB 1030

DN North Judea 90433

Manchester, NH 03105

Tel: 972-2-993-9917





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