Degel Ami Your Israel Connection

Strategic Fundraising Consultants


Degel Ami

Degel Ami is inspired by the movement of Rav Avraham Yitzchak Hakohen Kook זצ”ל, Israel’s first Chief Rabbi. He aspired to establish “Degel Yerushalayim” to promote cultural, educational and community development for the Jewish people and the Land of Israel.

For the past three decades, we have been fortunate to meet a great deal of people in so many walks of life dedicated to proactively contributing to the building of the Jewish Nation and fulfilling the legacy of Rav. Kook. We are happy to network on your behalf and facilitate meetings and other initiatives on your behalf. From business to real estate, travel to Aliyah, investment to philanthropy, we know the right people to help you accomplish your goals.

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How Degel Ami Can Help Your Organization

The Degel Ami team begins by learning about your organization, listening to you, institutional needs and wants, and then begins to strategize on how to affect the change you seek. Our scope of services are tailored directly to the needs of each client and include inculcating our team with your agency’s character or מידות - conduct, instruction, and discipline to fully represent your mission when approaching and networking with funders, as if we are you.



Philanthropists at all Levels

Whether you are a large private foundation seeking to begin or expand its awards in Israel or a philanthropist with a few thousand dollars to contribute, Degel Ami will assist in helping you to achieve the strongest impact. 


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Our Projects

Recent Cuases

The Aaron Pollack ז”ל Fund

The Aaron Pollack ז"ל Fund was created in memory of a great man who taught the true meaning of chesed.

Orot Israel College of Education

Established in 1979, Orot has become Israel's largest religious teachers college with more than 5,000 students pursuing Bachelors and Masters of Education (B.Ed. / M.Ed.) degrees.

Be A Mensch

The goal of Be A Mensch is to foster unity in Israeli society by facilitating positive relationships between religious and secular youth, who heretofore have had no contact with the Charedi community or Torah observance, to religious youth in an organized manner to promote understanding leading to Jewish unity.

PUAH – Fertility, Medicine, Halacha

In an era unlike any other, which is changing so much of how we live our lives, one constant remains, that of growing a family.

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Meet the Team

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Eliyon Shemesh

Eliyon Shemesh, CEO, always sees the half-empty glass as becoming full, even when there is less than half present. His optimism has propelled his success in Philanthropy, as well as music and business revenue generation, though a reasoned, pragmatic approach toward growth planning and execution.

Nathaniel Warshay

With two decades in the nonprofit sector, Nathaniel Warshay, Senior Consultant, has helped to raise more than $85 million for homelessness and other human services programs, academic excellence, healthcare and medical research, capital grants, and Jewish causes. Nathaniel, who has worked on three continents, has worked both sides of the grants table, having recommended approximately $60 million for funding.

Sample of Agencies, Past and Present

Degel Ami’s team has worked individually and together with dozens of organizations and initiatives in Israel and North America. Contact us if you would like to donate to any of the following: