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Community paints the town blue for Israel with UJIA

May 16, 2016

Thousands of people have taken part in UJIA’s first ever Paint The Town Blue drive to support Israel on Yom Ha’atzmaut! At least 2,500 blue noses were sold for £1 across 29 shops, 10 schools and other Jewish outlets nationally, in aid of educational projects in Israel, and were also included in packs provided to… Read more »

Jewish Legacy Week

May 16, 2016

“Legacies Change lives Forever” Jewish Legacy is a consortium of 47 cross communal charities working to highlight to the Jewish Community the importance of legacy giving. Jewish Legacy was formed little over 4 years ago and, since then, has worked tirelessly to inform the community about its importance and, at the same time, challenge current… Read more »

Yom Hazikaron 2016 – Rachel Frenkel’s story

May 16, 2016

The Manchester community welcomed a group of six Israeli teenagers as part of the 50-strong UJIA Magic Moments delegation to centres across the UK in May this year. The delegates, aged 15-17, from the north of Israel spent one week living in our community and educating about Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s commemoration day for fallen soldiers…. Read more »

Paint The Town Blue Jingle

May 9, 2016

  Please join us for the UJIA National Super Sunday Yom Ha’atzmaut Telethon to raise vital funds for our projects in Israel! This is part of #paintthetownblue campaign! Wear your blue nose to show your support for Israel! This year, the focus of Super Sunday is raising funds for our projects in Israel. In Israel, we… Read more »

Award-winning producer Ben Winston on his Israel Gap Year

April 26, 2016

Multi-award-winning producer and director Ben Winston captivated an audience of 75 young professionals at a special event hosted by Maccabi GB and Young UJIA. In conversation with journalist and broadcaster Boyd Hilton at the sold out evening at Everyman Cinema in Hampstead, guests heard about Winston’s renowned work with the likes of One Direction, Gary… Read more »

Clore Tikva and Kerner Schools 10th Anniversary

April 18, 2016

UJIA Director of Living Bridge Programmes and Director of Research & Evaluation, Dr Helena Miller made a speech at Clore Tikva and Kerner Schools for their 10th Anniversary on 12 April 2016. Teachers and parents shouldn’t have favourites – favourite daughters and sons, or favourite pupils. And educators shouldn’t have favourite schools. But, from 1999… Read more »

Yom Hazikaron 2016

April 18, 2016

The Manchester community is looking forward to welcoming a group of six Israeli teenagers as part of the 50-strong UJIA Magic Moments delegation to centres across the UK in May this year. The delegates, aged 15-17, from the north of Israel will spend one week living in our community and educating about Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s… Read more »

Chief Rabbi on UJIA in Galil: “It was a privilege for me to witness first-hand”

March 29, 2016

Earlier this month, Chief Executive Michael Wegier took Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis on a tour of UJIA projects across the Galil. At the Esfandi-Isaacs High School in Shlomi near the Lebanese border, the Chief Rabbi took part in a special Q&A with Israeli 10th graders in the library. At the Merom HaGalil Educational Campus, the children at… Read more »

Jewish Education is a world-wide endeavour

January 27, 2016

UJIA Research and Evaluation Director / Community Israel Engagement Director, Helena Miller article in JEducation World. I live in London. I have always lived in the same city. Not only in the same city, but within a small area of that city. For all my life I have walked the same streets, taken the same… Read more »

Israel’s Arabs need this investment

January 18, 2016

UJIA Chief Executive Michael Wegier, pens a blog for The Times of Israel website. Israel’s Declaration of Independence is so many things: a snapshot of a unique moment in the Jewish story, a blueprint for the collective Jewish future, a dream and a reality in equal measure, but it’s also definitely something we should all… Read more »