Israel's Best Kept Secret


MASHAV is the Hebrew acronym for Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation, and perhaps one of Israel’s best kept secrets. The mission of MASHAV is driven by the belief that the greatest possible contribution to developing countries can be made by a country that has accumulated relevant expertise during its own development experience, Israel, a fairly young country that has faced similar development challenges.

On Monday, November 3, Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and the Latino-Jewish Coalition (LJC), in partnership with the Consulate General of Israel, held a breakfast at Ohr Shalom to showcase Israel’s contributions to the socio-economic impact on the developing world. More than 40 participants had the opportunity engage in a conversation with Mazal Renford, former Director of the Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center in Haifa, Israel, as she shared amazing stories of Israelis making a real difference in the world.


Below are links to the MASHAV website and an article about Mazal Renford from the Jewish Post.

MASHAV Website–

Article about Mazal–

You can read more about Israel’s most recent venture into India here -


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