Supporting the YMCA Mission in Jerusalem

Throughout its history, the Jerusalem International YMCA has been supported by individuals, foundations and YMCAs from around the world. These generous benefactors have shown their commitment to peace and understanding through their donations, their stays with us, and their advocacy on our behalf.
Today more than ever, we need your help to support the programs and mission of the YMCA. 
If you believe the work of the JIY has value not only for the people of Jerusalem, but also as a beacon of peace throughout the world, please consider supporting JIY with a tax-deductible donation today.

See below for giving options in other currencies or giving via check.


Show your support of the Jerusalem International YMCA 

We’ve made remarkable progress in the past year and together we’re realizing our vision of taking the Jerusalem International YMCA to new exciting heights. 
  • We added a wide range of new afterschool programs for children between the ages of 6-12 which include ‘Little Chef’, chess club and swimming lessons.
  • We launched a new Youth Leadership Program, training facilitators who will one day go on to lead more YMCA programs.
  • 35 children received full or partial subsidies to attend our integrated peace preschool. 
  • More than 400 orphaned and underprivileged children received special holiday gifts and enjoyed concerts and activities at the JIY
  • Cultural events were attended by tens of thousands of Palestinian, Israeli and international guests, which included a Back-to-School festival, Christmas bazaar, International Puppet Festival, art exhibits, musical performances and much more.
  • We raised enough money to refurbish the JIY’s iconic Carillon Bells. The work will now begin this January!
But our most exciting news is that our new Sports Center is finally OPEN for all to enjoy! It features state-of-the-art facilities like a basketball court, swimming pool, saunas, fitness studios, treatment rooms, juice bar, exercise equipment and more. Opening the new center is a pivotal moment in JIY history and is a huge opportunity to scale-up the YMCA's impact in Jerusalem. 
These accomplishments are all possible thanks to the vision the support of people just like you. 

Path for Peace

Running along the beautiful rooftop plaza of the new underground complex is a pathway that connects our history and our future. Today that path is lined with the names and words of support from some of our most dedicated supporters.  
If you already dedicated a plaque in our Path for Peace then you will be receiving some special pictures from us in the mail soon.
If you have not yet dedicated a plaque and would like to (or would like to dedicate another one - perhaps as an original holiday gift?), please click on the link below. If you have further questions, reach out to

Path for Peace Recognition Opportunities

Gifts of $750 - $1,499               10cm x 20cm plaque (maximum 15 words)
Gifts of $1,500 - $2499             20cm x 30cm plaque (maximum 30 words)
Gifts of $2,500 - $9,999            30cm x 40cm plaque (maximum 40 words)
Larger gifts ($10,000, $20,000 or more) will be recognized on the pillars lining the Path for Peace.
Be.Better         Be.Jerusalem         Be.Here

Don't wish to give on-line? Send your check to Friends of the Jerusalem International YMCA, 9956 Wellington Lane, Woodbury, MN 55125
Want to donate in shekels or pounds? Contact the Jerusalem International YMCA