Your money, your merit

We are just the middleman

There is no shortage of good, giving people in this world.
You know that – you are one of them.

Unfortunately there is no shortage of people in need either.
We are the bridge that connects the two.

With our help, those in need can get life-saving help — whether it is medical equipment, therapy, educational support, warm meals, or other essentials.
And you get the eternal reward and the wonderful satisfaction of helping those in need.

You → Israel Select Fund → People in need

Who’s behind Israel Select?

This is Rabbi Josh Friedman.

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Rabbi Friedman is a trained actuary who worked on Wall Street for New York Life, Guardian, and SCOR on Wall Street.

Nearly two decades ago, he and his family immigrated to Israel. Amidst all the holiness and vibrancy of the Start-up Nation, Rabbi Friedman was surprised to find so much pain and suffering.

Through his work in Jewish institutions in Israel, as well as the daily comings-and-goings of his life, he has met people who need help but unfortunately are just not getting it.

Josh felt a responsibility to do something about the situation, so he founded Israel Select Charity Fund to start a revolution in effective and direct charitable giving.

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Founding Principles

Rabbi Friedman was adamant. If he was going to do this, there were certain ground rules:

No fees

It had to be a complete non-profit: all donations would go directly to the charities, not into the pockets of our fund's administrators.

No fine print

It had to be done with complete integrity: all transactions would be 100% transparent, with donor funds going exactly where the donor intended.

No funds wasted

It had to be done with complete acumen: all charities would need to demonstrate that the money was wisely used and that their organization was run efficiently.

Charity Profiles

We select organizations and causes doing life-saving work. We research each one to ensure they are well-run and effectively helping their target audience. Then we support them in their holy work.

Moshia

Connects individuals and families with mental illness or psychological distress to the appropriate therapists and works to guide them through the process and make their treatment affordable.

Noam Yisrael

Yeshiva and vocational high school for boys with learning disabilities, aiming to transform them into successful, functional young adults.

Widows and Orphans

Support widows and orphans in Israel by providing for their needs during the High Holidays and Passover.

Kyiv boys in Tiberias

Ukraine Jewish Community

The Kyiv community fled when war broke out with Russia. After resettling in Israel, they need assistance with such essentials as housing, integration and rebuilding the community's support institutions.

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Rabbi Friedman was adamant. If he was going to do this, there were certain ground rules:

No fees

It had to be a complete non-profit: all donations would go directly to the charities, not into the pockets of our fund's administrators.

No fine print

It had to be done with complete integrity: all transactions would be 100% transparent, with donor funds going exactly where the donor intended.

No funds wasted

It had to be done with complete acumen: all charities would need to demonstrate that the money was wisely used and that their organization was run efficiently.

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Israel Select Charity Fund, Inc.

New York Office

144-16 68th Avenue

Flushing, NY 11367

Illinois Office

8170 N. McCormick Blvd., Suite 225

Skokie, IL 60076

EIN:  84-2437761
Phone: ‪(646) 568-9567
Emailoffice@israelselect.org