History of UJIA
|(October) Keren Hayesod head office established at the ‘Zionist headquarters’ - 75-77 Great Russell Street WC1.
(December) First manifesto of the Keren Hayesod.
|(23rd of March) Keren Hayesod was registered as a British limited company.
(April) The British Section of Keren Hayesod was established.
|Keren Hayesod (Palestine Foundation Fund) moves to Jerusalem but the British branch continued.|
|(November) Formation of a charity: Society of Friends of Jewish Refugees (SFJR) (to help Jewish refugees from Europe settle in Palestine).|
|Formation of United Palestine Appeal|
|(21 January) Formation of Joint Palestine Appeal (JPA)|
|SFJR registered as charity; Move to Rex House.|
|(10th of July) Formation of new charity Jewish Philanthropic Association for Israel & the Middle East (JPAIME) with slightly wider powers than SFJR following 6 Day War.|
|JPA changes its name to Joint Israel Appeal (JIA) following Yom Kippur War.|
|(15th of February) Formation of new charity – Foundation for education (FFE) to make grants for informal education.|
|(May) Moved to Balfour House.|
|Jewish Continuity registered.|
|(16th of December) Joint Jewish Charitable Trust formed.|
|Foundation for Education formed.|
|United Jewish Israel Appeal (UJIA) formed following the merger of JIA and Jewish Continuity.|
|(26th of June) JJCT changes its name to UJIA.|
|Ben Leon appointed as CEO.|
|Doug Krikler appointed as CEO.|
|2007 Mick Davis elected as Chairman.|
|Moved to Camden Town.|
|Michael Wegier appointed as CEO; Bill Benjamin elected as Chairman.|
|Moved to Kentish Town.|
|Louise Jacobs elected as first woman Chairman.|
|Mandie Winston appointed as first woman CEO.|
|As conflict with Hamas sees rockets once again falling on Israeli towns, and violence breaks out in mixed Israeli cities, UJIA provides emergency aid to organisations providing a front-line response, as well as investing in programmes aiming to bring communities together to prevent future rioting.|
|UJIA takes a leading role, in partnership with the Jewish Agency, in the evacuation of Jews from Ukraine and supporting those who make the journey to Israel to land on their feet.|