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UJIA Women

UJIA WOMEN champions women’s engagement, awareness and philanthropy, whilst offering exciting initiatives enabling British women to be involved with the work of UJIA, connecting them with Israel through immersive experiences, educational programmes and opportunities to invest in Israel in order to strengthen vulnerable communities. We are determined to give something back and ensure that young people today are connected to Israel and their Jewish identity.

We are looking for like-minded women to join us in making a difference and help shape our future. Launch or join one of our vibrant women’s committees to lead innovative events, or be one of our mentors or speakers. As a UJIA Woman you will be a community role model and part of a collective of women who care deeply about the Jewish future of their community and Israel.

UJIA Women proudly works in conjunction with the women’s divisions of our major synagogues and can offer up bespoke women’s speakers and programmes for your Synagogue. If of interest, please contact

Please get in touch – we’d love to talk. Contact Head of UJIA Women Michelle Rosenberg at or UJIA Women’s Chair Karen Goodkind

Projects and Programmes

UJIA Women have their own suite of outstanding projects and programmes in the UK and Israel that support women, children and youth. Our UK programmes promote leadership and Israel engagement whilst our Israel projects provide women’s employment and empowerment, integrate vulnerable immigrant societies and promote co-existence between Arab and Jewish children.

UK Programmes

UJIA Women in Leadership Award

The Joy Cohen Award – to find out more contact

Fast Track

Diller Teen Fellows Programme

Bringing Jewish themes and Israel into schools and home:

Jewish Activities in Mainstream Schools (JAMS)

Israel Programmes 

Women’s employment and empowerment:

Al Sanabel

Desert 19

Lev 19

Koret Si3

Integrating vulnerable immigrant societies:


Dror Akko Lionness

Co-existence between Arab and Jewish children:

Games For Peace  Si3

The Equalizer



The Lions of Judah are an international network of philanthropic women in their 30’s to 80’s who support Israel and their communities by putting Jewish values into action.

UJIA is the UK partner for this inspiring network; this is powerful collective women’s philanthropy, creating impact by investing time and gifting a one-off annual donation of £3,000.

Since our launch in 2018, over 50 women have become members. Together we are creating a network of philanthropic women who are passionate about Israel and their Jewish community. Our donations empower and change the lives of at-risk women, children and youth in Israel and inspire young people in the UK to connect to their heritage, creating the next generation of leadership. 20% of our funding is awarded to other charities in the UK of our choosing, to ensure that we are also making a difference to challenges at home.

If you wish to learn more about Lion of Judah UK, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Head of UJIA Women Michelle Rosenberg.


Coming soon – an opportunity to be part of a unique community giving circle, supporting UJIA Women specific projects in Israel.


MARCH 2020

UJIA National Women’s Challenge

International Women’s Day – Sunday March 8th, 2020

Join women from across the country on the famous Peak District 20 km trail and raise funds for UJIA Women’s projects in Israel. Overnight accommodation, 10km and abseiling options available upon request. £60 registration fee and participants commit to fundraising for UJIA.

MAY 2020

UJIA Mission Possible

Sunday May 3rd–Thursday May 7th, 2020                                          

 In 2020, UJIA Women embarks on the 15th ‘Mission Possible’, connecting ourselves with the history, the land, the successes and the challenges of Israel.  Mission Possible helps to deepen our connection to Israel so that we have a greater understanding about the need for us, as Jewish women, to take up the challenge of making a difference through philanthropy.

Mission Possible has already made a significant difference, with participants learning more about their history and educated themselves about the vital work of UJIA, raising over £800,000, to help improve the lives of many young people.

To pre-register your interest, contact