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Sippur 2015

November 6, 2015

Over two hundred members of the community joined the conversation about ‘New ideas on the Jewish story, Israel and us’ at ‘Sippur’, UJIA’s second convention, in association with JDOV. Guests heard 10-12 minute TED-style talks at JW3 from UJS President Hannah Brady, former Knesset Member Dr Ruth Calderon, Senior Sephardi Rabbi Joseph Dweck, Israeli psychotrauma… Read more »

20 Years on: Reflecting on Yitzchak Rabin

November 4, 2015

Today marks the 20th secular calendar anniversary of the assassination of the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin (1922 – 1995). As well as serving as Prime Minister for two terms, first from 1974 – 1977 and then from 1992 until his murder in 1995, he also held other ministerial positions, had been in the Palmach,… Read more »

Scotland Business Breakfast

October 26, 2015

The Glasgow Business Breakfast took place on 23rd October at the CitizenM Hotel in Glasgow. Guest speaker, Right Honourable Jim Murphy who is a former Cabinet Minister in the UK Government, spoke about 20 years of life in Parliament. A successful event! Photography by Gary Winston.

North-West Annual Dinner 2016 Gallery

October 20, 2015

UJIA North-West Dinner raises £753,000 to secure our future Over 430 guests gathered at the Hilton Manchester this week for the UJIA North-West annual dinner, raising £753,000 to go towards the charity’s projects and programmes in Israel and the UK. Communal leaders and distinguished guests, including former UK Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould, convened against… Read more »

North-East Annual Dinner 2015 Gallery

October 19, 2015

Over 215 guests gathered at the The Queens Hotel in Leeds for the UJIA North-East annual dinner. Communal leaders and supporters convened against the backdrop of UJIA’s new campaign, “Securing our Future” and the incredible £249,000 raised will go towards our projects and programmes in Israel and the UK. Read the story here.   Photography by Cole… Read more »

Succah in the City 2015 – The Gallery

October 1, 2015

UJIA celebrated Succot with their annual Succah in The City event, held on the roof of Berwin Leighton Paisner’s Adelaide House offices. Fifty-five business people attended the lunch and heard from property developer Nick Leslau about his life and career. Chag sameach everyone!

‘Securing Our Future’ – UJIA Annual Dinner Film

September 22, 2015

Help us stem a Jewish decline in the UK and educational crisis in Israel so that we can secure our future. This film tells you all you need to know about why UJIA exists and what we are working towards. Through the stories of Moriah from a small community in the Galil, Israel, and Leo… Read more »

UJIA Annual Dinner 2015 – Gallery

September 22, 2015

In an impassioned address to over 800 guests at the UJIA Annual Dinner, Chairman Bill Benjamin warned of a disengagement today with Jewish life and the need to secure our future. He told supporters, “We are worried about the political and cultural atmosphere where we are uncomfortable expressing our pride at being Jewish and our… Read more »

Real Israel – UJIA Birthright and Young UJIA

September 1, 2015

Written by Young UJIA Fundraiser, Frankie Stanton. When Young UJIA was originally asked if we would like to run a Birthright trip, we jumped at the opportunity. Vikki Romain (Young UJIA Fundraiser) had led a trip the previous summer and I had led Israel Tour 2014, and we both had fantastic experiences; besides, who wouldn’t… Read more »

Meet Melanie

August 20, 2015

Melanie Kelly joined the UJIA team in June 2015 and has taken on the management of the Ethiopian Bar/Bat Mitzvah Programme. Find out more about her here. Hi, my name is Melanie Kelly and I joined UJIA in June this year as the new Living Bridge Programmes Manager. One of my main areas of responsibility… Read more »