Alpha Epsilon Pi Official Philanthropies
The Alpha Epsilon Pi Official Philanthropy Program (OPP) is committed to supporting Jewish causes to reinforce the Jewish ideal of Tikkun Olam - repairing the world. As an international fraternity, we recognize the role the Jewish people around the world have played in shaping our brothers’ lives. Through our philanthropic endeavors, Alpha Epsilon Pi strives to give back to the Jewish community using the Repair the World Fund to benefit organizations around the world. We aim to give back through the OPP and foster the development of our brothers into responsible citizens as they become the Jewish leaders of tomorrow.
Current Beneficiaries - Repair The World Fund
The Jaffa Institute was established in 1982 by Dr. David Portowicz and Col. Ze'ev (Zonik) Shaham as a private, non-profit, multi-service social agency to assist the city of Jaffa’s severely disadvantaged children and their families. Their mission is to provide educational, nutritional, therapeutic, and social enrichment programs that assist children in developing positive attitudes and skills to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty in the impoverished communities of Jaffa, South Tel Aviv, and Bat Yam in Israel.
United Hatzalah of Israel is the largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Service organization that provides the fastest and free emergency medical first response throughout Israel. United Hatzalah’s service is available to all people regardless of race, religion, or national origin. United Hatzalah has more than 6,000 volunteers around the country, available around the clock – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Their mission is to arrive at the scene of medical emergencies as soon as possible and provide the patient with professional and appropriate medical aid until an ambulance arrives, resulting in many more lives saved.
Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) is a nationwide charitable organization that receives its total income from private donations. ICRF was founded in 1975 by a group of American and Canadian researchers, oncologists, and lay people determined to harness Israel's educational and scientific resources in the fight against cancer. Its initial purpose was to stem the "brain drain" of Israeli researchers by providing funds for postdoctoral fellowships for young Ph.D.'s. ICRF is the only U.S.-based charity solely devoted to supporting cancer research in Israel.