UJIA

'I'm awaiting my May day call,' Lipman tells UJIA

By John Fisher, July 25, 2016

Maureen Lipman has identified a professional positive to going grey. "Now I'll be able to play Theresa May," she told 200 guests at Leeds UJIA's women's appeal lunch, before launching into a wicked impersonation of the new PM.

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Footballers help UJIA net £115k

June 17, 2016

UJIA covered the north London bases for its annual sports quiz and dinner by recruiting former stars from both Arsenal and Spurs, respectively Ray Parlour and Graham Roberts.

The wider goal was promoted by committee chair Clive Nathan, who spoke of his recent visit to UJIA's Equalizer programme in Haifa, which brings young Jews, Arabs and Druze together through football.

A video shown to the

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Young donors are a concern, says Israel charity chief

By Sandy Rashty, May 16, 2016

British Jews do not have to choose between donating money to Israel and other causes, according to the head of the UK's largest pro-Israel charity.

Michael Wegier, UJIA chief executive, said the community had a responsibility to give to Israel causes as well as international charities and domestic groups.

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Why Winston gave up Hollywood for Pesach

By Josh Jackman, April 27, 2016

Producer Ben Winston missed the latest episodes of his hit American TV programme The Late Late Show with James Corden to be with his family for Pesach.

It was the first time in close-on 200 shows that he had not been on set for the tapings, he told a sold-out UJIA and Maccabi GB event in Hampstead on Monday.

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Night time is better for UJIA

March 17, 2016

Café de Paris in the heart of London's West End was the glittering venue for the launch of UJIA's Ladies' Night on Monday, raising funds for Jewish youth programmes in the UK.

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Board and UJIA to remain together after move to new premises next month

By Simon Rocker, October 14, 2015

The Board of Deputies and the UJIA will continue to share premises when they move to a new building next month.

The Board moved into the UJIA’s Camden headquarters in north London nearly a year ago after the sale of its Bloomsbury HQ in central London.

But after being unable to renew the lease on the building, they have found a new home together not far away from Camden,in Kentish Town.

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Horovitz tells UJIA: Don't let the Israel haters win

By Josh Jackman, September 24, 2015

Times of Israel website founding editor David Horovitz told more than 800 guests at Monday's UJIA annual dinner that another Gaza war was inevitable and that people should be prepared to stand up for Israel.

Mr Horovitz warned that Hamas and other groups were in the midst of a "third phase" of efforts to destroy Israel, using terrorism alongside attempts to instigate international condemnation

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Hardship funding

By John Fisher, September 17, 2015

Addressing the 100 guests at the Leeds UJIA Women's Division appeal lunch, chair Norma Collins highlighted the poverty in the Galil, the area UJIA focuses its work in.

"If one is born in the Galil, one's life opportunities are far worse than if one is born in the centre of Israel," she said.

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Summer Tour 2015 - In pictures

August 5, 2015

Over 1,100 16-year-olds from across the Jewish youth spectrum have been taking part in UJIA Israel Experience summer tours this summer. Can you spot yourself or anyone you know in our tour gallery? And read this week's paper for a picture special, out tomorrow.

Photos: My Israel Photos

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UJIA looks back on its twin peaks

July 30, 2015

A beneficiary of UJIA's Ethiopian bar/batmitzvah twinning programme addressed around 100 former participants and family members at a 10th anniversary reunion at St John's Wood Synagogue.

Silanet Mekonan, 18, who made aliyah from Ethiopia in 2006, said that "if it wasn't for this project, I would not have had a batmitzvah.

"My parents did not have the time to deal with this.

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