Michael Wegier
Chief Executive

Why do you like working for UJIA?
Great professional team, incredibly supportive lay leaders and UJIA combines my twin passions of Israel and Jewish education.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself
I had some of Charles and Diana's wedding cake (just the marzipan).
Michael Wegier is Chief Executive of UJIA. Michael originally made Aliyah in 1990 after studying at UCL and serving as National Chairman of FZY and Youth Worker for the Jewish Agency in the UK. He has spent most of the last 24 years living in Israel with two periods abroad in the USA and UK working in Jewish education and policy planning. His previous role was Executive Director of the Melitz Educational Centre in Jerusalem.

Michael is a graduate of the Mandel Jerusalem Fellows Programme, where his research focused on public policy. He holds a Masters degree in Contemporary Jewry from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

He is married to Daniela, originally from Chile and they have three children.