ATZUM strives to remedy injustices in Israeli society and
encourage individuals to become social activist agents of change.
In the past decade, approximately 25,000 women, nearly all from the Former Soviet Union, were smuggled into Israel over the Egyptian border to be brutalized as sex slaves. Once in Israel, victims are repeatedly sold and resold to pimps and brothel owners. They are forced to work in slave-like conditions, … Learn More >>
Israel is home to 34 surviving Hasiday Umot Olam (Righteous Among the Nations) families, who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. ATZUM works to meet the basic needs of this heroic, elderly population and protect and improve the quality of life in their last years. This small group of rescuers living in Israel … Learn More >>
A terrorist attack lasts a moment; its impact lasts a lifetime. Terrorism is a recurrent, brutally disruptive part of life in the State of Israel. Many victims and their families never recover. In addition to the anguish and pain of mourning and suffering, thousands of Israeli families have been financially devastated by death, … Learn More >>
“Project Abrah,” ATZUM’s innovative oral history film project for high school students, seeks to bridge the generation gap in Israel’s Ethiopian community; shed light on the heroic struggle of many Ethiopian Prisoners of Zion to reach Israel; and empower students, while helping them discover their rich Ethiopian heritage. Project … Learn More >>
ATZUM and its Task Force on Human Trafficking are delighted to be working towards the launch of TAKUM, a new international beit midrash that seeks to connect community professionals and activists in London, New York, Boston and Jerusalem with the issues surrounding modern day slavery: the … Learn More »
The Abe and Gert Nutkis (AGN) Scholarship for Israel Study and Service enables young adults 18-30 to study in Israel and foster personal involvement with Israel society and Zionist ideals. Scholarship recipients are eligible to receive grants of up to $5,000 each for full-year study in a co-educational institution of higher … Learn More >>