Sustainable Community Development

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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.

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.

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, to enhance and advance the livelihood, capacity, and wellbeing of their members.

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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.







From the field

Meet Shanta Maya Khadaka

  Before Tevel came to the Sadidada station where Shanta Maya lives, she was only growing basic staple crops such as maize,…

When a Teacher Comes to Nepal, Who Really Does the Teaching?

By David Dunetz I was not completely ready for what I saw coming out from Kathmandu airport a month ago – a…

My Argument with Rabbi X

By Micha Odenheimer There is a single moment on which the story of the Megillah turns.  Esther, after explaining to Mordechai that…

The Hidden Cost of Rebuilding

By Avigayil Heimowitz Last week I visited Ramechhap district, four years from the last time I was in rural Nepal. While walking…

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An Israeli Non-Profit for Social and Environmental Justice