Our Mission

Skilled Volunteers for Israel (SVFI) ignites the passion of Jewish adults for Israel through high impact volunteer experiences in and with Israel.

English B’Yachad, the lead program of SVFI, matches English speaking volunteer tutors with Israelis seeking improved English to better compete for job opportunities and upward economic mobility within the Israeli labor market. As HaAretz reported in March 2021, “without English speaking and writing skills, Israelis are limited to jobs with little opportunity for economic upward mobility,” EBY utilizes 1:1 tutoring relationships with English speakers in North America to build confidence and fluency in English.


“All of the children and the staff have given me such a warm welcome and I have never felt like a stranger in their midst. I can sincerely say that I have felt part of the volunteer team throughout the short time I have been here. I am very grateful to all of its members and am keenly aware that in other volunteer situations it can often take a much longer time to feel at home.”

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