National Super Sunday for UJIA Chanukah Appeal
180 volunteers raised over £50,000 for the UJIA Chanukah Appeal through the charity’s Super Sunday Telethon, which took place in London, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow.
Many of those who gave up some of their Sunday to make calls were from the 12 Jewish Youth Movements and Organisations that UJIA provides crucial funding for:
Sara Rich, 16, from BBYO, came to volunteer, saying, “I’m here because I’ve had so many amazing opportunities through BBYO and other Jewish Youth Movements and I want that to be the same for other people.”
Noah Levy, Israel Programme Executive at UJS, said, “I’m here today supporting the UJIA Super Sunday telethon because they do incredible work bringing Jewish people together regardless of their background, to engage with Israel.”
Nadin Kisin, 18, from Kfar Yona in Israel, and a member of Tsofim Israeli Scouts, said she came to volunteer because “I think the projects UJIA is doing in the Galil are really important to help people there so I want to help too.”
UJIA Chief Executive Michael Wegier said, “It’s heart-warming to see so many volunteers of all ages and backgrounds giving up their time to help us raise much needed funds for our community and our educational projects in Israel. Our Chanukah Appeal will help ensure that children in our community have great Israel Engagement activities and vulnerable populations in Israel have better opportunities. We really appreciate everyone who made calls for us and donated to UJIA, so thank you.”