The National Jewish Outreach Program was established by Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald in 1987, to stem the losses of Jews from Jewish life due to assimilation and lack of Jewish knowledge. Since its founding, NJOP has become one of the largest and most successful Jewish outreach organizations in the world.
Through attractive and exciting free programs, NJOP reaches out to unaffiliated Jews, offering positive, joyous Jewish experiences and meaningful educational opportunities. NJOP consistently breaks the mold when it comes to promoting Judaism, using cutting-edge marketing techniques to convey the vibrancy of Judaism and to attract those Jews who are not currently being reached by conventional efforts.
NJOP sponsors the acclaimed Shabbat Across America and Canada and Read Hebrew America and Canada campaigns, establishes Beginners Services and offers the Turn Friday Night Into Shabbat, Passover Across America and Sukkot Across America programs, Holiday Workshops, as well as free “Crash Courses” in Hebrew Reading, Basic Judaism and Jewish History. NJOP also has an exciting presence on the web, offering “Jewish Treats: Juicy Bits of Judaism, Daily” (a daily email) and “JewishTweets” on twitter.com.
NJOP programs have been offered at more than 4,884* locations across North America and in 42* countries worldwide. Through these innovative programs and the acclaimed Jewish consciousness-raising advertising campaigns, NJOP has successfully reached more than 1,464,500* North American Jews and engaged them in Jewish life.
NJOP extends special thanks to Mr. Sam Domb for his extraordinary efforts on behalf of the National Jewish Outreach Program and the Jewish people.