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 »

Mega Mifgash: UJIA and Maccabi GB bring 550 British and Israeli youth together in Galil

July 5, 2017

Two hundred Team Maccabi GB athletes have volunteered at UJIA-funded projects in northern Israel as part of a new programme by UJIA and Maccabi GB. The day before the 20th Maccabiah Games commenced, all the Juniors, aged 14-18, linked up with 350 Israeli children in the deprived Galil region to get to know them, learn… Read more »

UJIA N2S Bike Ride: Meet the Young Lads from Manchester

May 19, 2017

Bringing down the average age of the N2S bike ride by a fair amount are three young Mancunians: Daniel Rodden, Daniel Gottlieb and Harley Pattoff. All are about 27 years old. Harley and Gottlieb (known as Wendel) now live in London, leaving Daniel Rodden on his own in Manchester with his new wife. Not only… Read more »

UJIA N2S Bike Ride: Meet Chris Ducker

May 18, 2017

Like all great decisions, Chris signed up for the N2S bike ride after a night out, and many bottles of wine, with his friend James Doyan (also with us this week.) Chris, from the Lake District, was looking for a challenge to help him lose a couple pounds and get back into shape. So after… Read more »

UJIA N2S Bike Ride: Meet Sam Harvey

May 17, 2017

Meet Sam Harvey from Leeds. Before anything else is said about her, it should be noted that she is an absolute champion. Sam is the only female rider on the trip among 46 men, and she is slowly but very surely making it up every hill and down every road. She heard about the bike… Read more »