Having worked in Nepal for the last 8 years, we are heartbroken by the loss and devastation in the recent earthquake. We know those most severely affected – they are our friends, our partners and our year-round staff.  At the time of the earthquake, we already had 47 Israeli staff and volunteers and over 50 Nepali staff and fellows on-the-ground.  They are ready to spring to action and help our Nepali friends and communities recover from this tragedy. But we need your help.   

What We Are Already Doing On-the-Ground

Providing emergency assistance to Israelis at the embassy
Assessing immediate needs in Kathmandu neighborhoods and villages where we work year-round
Connecting people with their families
Giving emotional support to tourists and locals

Your Much-Needed Support Will Go Towards

Emergency supplies: water purification, blankets, tents, food for Nepalis most in need
Logistical support: additional staff, satellite phones, generators, solar chargers, transportation
Construction supplies to help people rebuild their homes
Medical assistance for the injured

Support our campaign and help us meet our immediate funding goal!

We are also looking for Israel-based volunteers to help manage our relief efforts from our Jerusalem office.  If you’re willing to lend a hand, fill out this form.

You can change their lives
They WILL change yours

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We believe it is spiritually and ethically unacceptable that millions of people in our world don’t have sufficient nutrition, clean water, housing, basic health or education. This reality can and must be changed.

Tevel is an Israeli NGO that aims to create Israeli and Jewish leadership passionately engaged in Tikkun Olam—fixing the world—locally and globally. Hailing from Israel and Jewish communities worldwide, our volunteers work with impoverished communities in Nepal, Haiti and Burundi, to enhance and advance the livelihood, capacity, and wellbeing of their members.

Our unique community development model, led by a highly professional local staff, ensures sustainability and long lasting impact. Our non-denominational service learning programs ground our work in the Jewish tradition, providing our volunteers with context and moral stamina.

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Creating Israeli and Jewish leadership

passionately involved in “Tikkun Olam”

locally and globally

A new way of interacting with the developing world

Poverty is complex, and there are no “quick fixes”. We use an integrated model of community development that focuses on the below fields to make a real impact on the ground.







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We believe that It is the Jewish people’s right and duty to participate in creating a new vision for rebuilding the world, by means of thought, words, and action

From the field

They’ll become good thinkers

by Elinor Raymond, the Tevel Fellowship program  Purna Tamang is a 16 year old from Mannegau village and one of the most…

This is not what their lives should be

by Aviela Weltman, the Tevel Fellowship program We arrived in the Manegau village to assess the damage done there by the earthquake.…

The Home that Disappeared into Dust

by Sam, Tevel Community Program Puna Tamang watched his friends throw rocks at what was left of his old house, a skeleton…

The Monsoon is Coming- We are Rebuilding

by Rabbi Micha Odenheimer, edited from his article in the Jerusalem Post When I arrived in Nepal last week I was confronted…

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