The Neishlos Foundation supports major initiatives in Israel and Australia, with a particular focus on Israel, Jewish continuity, Holocaust education, the arts, and educating the youth about tolerance and understanding. It aims to move beyond the traditional model of philanthropy by using the power of the collective to amplify the impact of major donations.
The Neishlos Foundation is driven by the concept of Chai, the Hebrew word and symbol that means “life,” “alive,” or “living” and is spelled with the Hebrew letters Chet (ח) and Yud (י). In the Jewish tradition, Chai’s numerological value is 18, which led the foundation to select 18 initial recipients of charitable pledges in a wide array of fields from arts and health to education.
It aims to move beyond the traditional model of philanthropy by using the power of the collective to amplify the impact of major donations, creating multiples of “Chai” leading to scalable, sustainable campaigns. The tree of philanthropy is watered by time as well as money. We have a particular interest in initiatives that foster community involvement and encourage everyone to make a contribution, whether it be with their money, time, or expertise.
Today, the Foundation is focusing its major initiatives in Israel and Australia, with a particular focus on Israel advocacy, Jewish continuity, Holocaust remembrance, and educating the youth about the universal values of tolerance and understanding. This focus is premised on the values of life, leadership and righteousness.
The foundation supports a wide variety of initiatives, through our strategic partners, March of The Living, B’nai B’rith, JNFuture, Liberal Friends of Israel NSW, and the Embassy of Israel, Canberra, the Sony Foundation amongst others.