New UK Projects
Inspiring the next generation
We are proud to be supporting new projects this year, which strengthen the UK Jewish community and help our young people to be inspired by Israel and Judaism.
Centre for Israel Engagement – UK
This new initiative will address the growing challenges of engaging young Jews with Israel. It will work with young people, leaders, practitioners and organisations to confront these challenges and plan for the future.
Reshet – UK
Together with the JLC, UJIA is supporting this newly launched network for informal Jewish youth provision. This initiative is working across the community to strengthen professional and lay leadership in this field.
Shlichut – UK
We are strengthening our partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel, via extra funding to support 24 full-time Israelis in the UK working in the field of Israel education. This includes Shinshinim – Israeli 18 year-olds doing a Gap Year in the UK and having a major positive impact on our community.
“We are addressing the growing challenges of engaging young Jews with Israel."
Merom Hagalil’s income is almost 40% below the national average
Young people sent on UJIA-supported Israel tour, gap year and other Israel experience programmes last year
School students benefiting from our UJIA JAMS programme in the last year
WE SEND MORE THAN 50% OF OUR 16 YEAR-OLDS TO ISRAEL WITH THE UK YOUTH MOVEMENTS EVERY YEAR
Decline in size of UK Jewish population since its post-war peak
Our programmes directly reach 11,500 young Jewish lives in the UK each year