Get Involved




Individuals, of all ages from diverse backgrounds take on a variety of volunteer roles in all of ELIYA’s branches in Israel.  Michael Segal, the current Chairman of the Board of Eliya – Israel, previously served voluntarily for over two decades, as the full-time managing director.  For his retiring service, in 2005, he was awarded a medal by the president of Israel.


There are opportunities throughout the year to volunteer at ELIYA-USA events (primarily held in Los Angeles, occasionally in New York).

Join a committee and assist with event planning, new initiatives, and promoting our cause.

Raise Awareness 

Ambassador for ELIYA via Social Media and Email

Create an event on Facebook to benefit ELIYA.  The Facebook event can be in celebration of a birthday, raduation, anniversary, or holiday.

You may also use other social media tools such as Twitter or LinkedIn, to raise awareness and funds for ELIYA.  Contact us today for suggestions. 

Like us on Facebook today!  Also join our teen or young professionals group on Facebook! Teen FB Group: Friends of ELIYA Teens Group and Young Professionals FB Group: Friends of ELIYA young professional’s page.

Stay Informed and Connected

Help us gain more exposure and learn more about our work by:

  • Sharing and Liking our posts on Facebook
  • Inviting your friends to our events through Facebook and e-vites.
  • Join our email/mailing list

Email us at to be added to any of our lists OR visit and sign up for our email list (bottom right side of the page).

Raise Funds

We offer meaningful ways for people of all ages, including teens, to help make a difference.  We offer a Tzedakah (charity) Mitzvah program guide, in classroom presentations for religious schools, and opportunities for teens to become engaged in a worthy cause and event earn community service hours.

Online Fundraising

Create a free account with your favorite crowd-funding site, set a fundraising goal, invite your acquaintances via email and social media to join in your efforts and raise funds for ELIYA.

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Host a Parlor Meeting

Share information about our programs with friends and family.  Parlor meetings are informational get-togethers in honor of ELIYA.  As a host, you can make your home available or ask your child’s school, synagogue or church to provide a space. We ask that you provide light refreshments and invite at least 20 philanthropic acquaintances to learn about ELIYA (we help with refreshments expenses where needed | Donations at any level is encouraged).  Our staff brings informational material and makes a 25 minute presentation to the attendees.

A Day, Afternoon or Night out with a Purpose

Many local businesses such as restaurants, frozen yogurt/juice shops, bowling alleys, and other hospitality based businesses are willing to donate a portion of their proceeds from one day’s sales to a worthy cause.  Inquire with a local business, and let us know if they would like to participate. We will make arrangements with them and set a date for the fundraiser.  Invite your friends, family, neighbors, and synagogue members to eat or play and help raise funds for ELIYA.  We can also help advertise the event to our constituents via email and social media and provide informational material such as brochures about the work of ELIYA.

Become a Partner

Gain more exposure for your company while helping a great cause!

  • Sponsor an event – various sponsorship levels available (including in-kind donations of services or goods)
  • Create a corporate philanthropy program to engage your employees:
    1. Include a corporate matching program to encourage employees to give.
    2. Include ELIYA’s information about ways employees can get involved.
  • Commit to donating a percentage of a day, week, month or year’s sales to ELIYA

**All donations are tax deductible**

Friends of ELIYA-USA, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization based in Los Angeles.

Visit ELIYA-Israel

If you are planning a trip to Israel, we can arrange for a tour of one of our three facilities in Israel.  ELIYA has branches in Jerusalem, Petach Tikva (central Israel) and Be’er Sheva (southern Israel). Contact us to schedule a visit.

There are also occasional opportunities to volunteer at ELIYA-USA events (primarily held in Los Angeles).  Please contact us for more details.


We offer an ELIYA Mitzvah Project Guide for teens between the ages of 11 and 18.

Learn more by visiting our Mitzvah/Tzedakah Project page.