Charities & Schools

Yoni Jesner Foundation

The Yoni Jesner Foundation was set up in memory of Yoni Jesner, 19, of Glasgow, Scotland, who was killed in a suicide bombing on a bus in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 19th September 2002. Yoni’s drive and determination led him to achieve more in his 19 years than many people do in a lifetime. His infectious enthusiasm and love of people left a lasting impression on all who came into contact with him. He was an inspirational youth leader and a true role model for many youngsters


Through its work the Yoni Jesner Foundation inspires young people to do more and care more:

  • The Yoni Jesner Awards: in partnership with JLGB, the YJ Awards honour students who complete voluntary communal service.
  • The Yoni Jesner Scholarships: awards funding to exceptional young people (male or female) who wish to spend a gap year in Israel.

Through these projects the Foundation perpetuates Yoni’s memory and continues the vital work to which he devoted his short life.

For more information about the Yoni Jesner Foundation and how to get involved please contact Sam Clifford on  sam.clifford@yonijesner.org

To find out more go to www.yonijesner.org