Blog

Reviving Female Philanthropy

October 11, 2019

by Karen Goodkind, UJIA Trustee for women’s engagement and Chair of UJIA Women and Lion of Judah UK This article has first been published in South Hampstead Shul magazine. “Throughout history many women have been activists of change, women hold families and communities together,women take action against injustice and continue to fight for equality in every… Read more »

Exit Blog: Brittany Ritell

September 6, 2019

We spoke with Brittany Ritell, UJIA Scotland Youth Programmes Coordinator, as she moves on to pastures anew!

Company Culture

July 30, 2019

By Cyndy Bloom, HR & Facilities Manager What sort of people work at UJIA? We have a very varied workforce from university leavers, people straight from working within youth movements, professionals wanting their work to be more meaningful, people juggling young families and career, ages range from 22 to 70.  UJIA attracts great loyalty, some… Read more »

Exit Blog: Eldan Kaye

July 16, 2019

We spoke with Eldan Kaye, UJIA Northern Regional Director, as he moves on to be Head of Partnerships at the Darca Schools Network. by Eldan Kaye What’s your UJIA journey? How and when did you first get involved with UJIA? August 2014, I moved to Manchester from Israel especially for the role of Regional Director…. Read more »

Si3 Mission: June 2019

June 14, 2019

by Hila Katz Communications and Research Associate, UJIA Israel office As told by her, in her own words, during the trip.   Today, UJIA professionals, the investment committee and advisers joined together and visited projects that are supported by UJIA’s social impact investment initiative (Si3). We started our day with a guided tour in the… Read more »

The Modern Donor… by Natie Shevel

June 4, 2019

Gone are the days when some people gave charity because it was something they or their family had always done. Israel is increasingly less viewed as a miracle nor as a fledgling State in need of Diaspora support.  We know that the engagement of young diaspora Jews with Israel cannot be taken for granted. There… Read more »

UJIA’s unique role in nurturing the next generation’s relationships with Israel

October 24, 2018

Author: Ronit Davis After this summer at UJIA, I would re-name myself, Ronit “please fill out your feedback form” Davis. I talk about feedback forms a lot, probably too much, at the very least, to each tour and Birthright group I meet at a UJIA project.  I am sure I sound more pleading than cool… Read more »

UJIA and JLC launch Yom Ha’Atzmaut Community Fund

March 13, 2018

The Jewish Leadership Council and UJIA will give grants of up to £500 for local events to mark Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel 70) this year. The communal activity fund will give grants to synagogues, youth groups, schools and other Jewish communal organisations who plan to mark Yom Ha’Atzmaut. Applications are being welcomed from the 12th March… Read more »

Make a Difference: “Helping teenage students in a classroom is a memory I shall always cherish”

November 23, 2017

In November, UJIA piloted our Make a Difference programme, giving members of the UK Jewish community the chance to have a meaningful volunteering experience in Israel. Over the course of a week, our first group spent valuable time engaging with the people of northern Israel in three projects: UJIA-funded Shlomi High School, Nahariya Hospital and… Read more »

‘I really loved this experience’ – Volunteering at Carmiel Children’s Village

July 20, 2017

Meet Ethan Novak. He’s 17 and from London, and was looking for something meaningful to do in Israel this summer. Having taken part in volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, he knows how to roll up his sleeves and was keen to apply his passion for social action wherever he could. UJIA was able to place… Read more »