Philanthropy for intensive, immersive Jewish education in Washington State and initiatives in the State of Israel

OUR VISION AND MISSION
IN WASHINGTON STATE AND ISRAEL

VISION

The Samis Foundation envisions a world where the preservation and continuity of Judaism and the State of Israel are secured, a vibrant, healthy Washington State Jewish community flourishes, and the educated Jew is thriving.

MISSION

The Samis Foundation supports access for Jewish youth in Washington State to high-quality intensive and immersive Jewish educational experiences and fulfills Samuel Israel’s philanthropic goals of supporting the State of Israel and worldwide disaster relief.

STRATEGIC PLAN FOR PHILANTHROPY:
2021-2025 I 5 YEAR PLAN

GOAL 1

JEWISH DAY SCHOOL EDUCATION

Promote the sustainability, vitality, and growth of Seattle Jewish day school education

GOAL 2

EXPERIENTIAL JEWISH EDUCATION

Increase accessibility and participation in high-quality experiential Jewish education for Jewish youth in Washington State

GOAL 3

PERIPHERIES OF ISRAELI SOCIETY

Improve lives for targeted populations on the peripheries of Israeli society

GOAL 4

ISRAELI WILDLIFE & ARCHAEOLOGY

Preserve and develop Israel’s wildlife and archaeological riches and support opportunities to make these resources available to the general public

Read the Five-Year Samis Foundation Strategic Plan for Philanthropy here.

View the Samis Foundation Strategic Plan for Philanthropy Executive Summary here.

Explore and download the Samis Foundation Strategic Plan Booklet here.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.” — BENJAMIN FRANKLIN