UJIA man is focus of Israel row

By Simon Rocker, July 20, 2012

Joseph Millis, the UJIA’s new public relations and communications manager, has defended his Zionist credentials after calls for his dismissal by an Israeli columnist who accused him of a being an “extremist critic of Israel”.


Wegier's happy return to take up top UJIA post

July 13, 2012

An Israeli-based educator is returning to UJIA to succeed Douglas Krikler as its CEO.

Michael Wegier served UJIA as director of programme and planning from 2002 to 2007, where he led strategy development in informal Jewish education and Israel experience programmes.


Maccabi and UJIA Enable

June 14, 2012

In partnership with UJIA, Maccabi GB held its second Enable event, involving people with disabilities in sporting activities.

Held at the JCoSS premises in Barnet, the morning session was for the under-18s. The afternoon programme catered for adults.


UJIA's Mick Davis to get £29m to stay at Xstrata

By Jessica Elgot, June 1, 2012

UJIA’s chairman Mick Davis has been offered £29m, with bonuses of a further £6 million, to stay at the helm of mining company Xstrata, after the company merges.

South African-born Mr Davis, the chief executive of Xstrata and chair of the Jewish Leadership Council, is expected to remain chief executive when the company merges with commodity trader Glencore.


Staying power up north

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 10, 2012

UJIA is running a recruitment assistance project for Jewish students in Manchester in an effort to keep them in the city after their studies.

The Manchester Jewish Interns scheme identifies intern and employment options in local companies. It has already landed three postgraduates positions in marketing and human resources.


Birthright Limitless: Highlights of the trip

By Jennifer Lipman, March 26, 2012

A glimpse at the best bits of Norwood and the UJIA's recent "Limitless" Israel tour.


Limitless: UJIA Birthright and Norwood's Israel tour of a lifetime

By Jennifer Lipman, March 23, 2012

Photographs from the recent UJIA and Norwood Birthright Trip "Limitless". Read more about the trip here.

Photos: Ron Shellef



The Israel tour of a lifetime

By Jennifer Lipman, March 22, 2012

We are arranged in a circle, surrounded by pots of coloured paint and plastic stencils, ready to create designs for Purim T-shirts. The place is northern Israel, minutes from the Mediterranean. Ages range from 18 to 25. In the past few days we have been donkey riding in biblical costumes, taken part in adventure activities in the Carmel forest and toured the Mini Israel theme park.


Krikler quits UJIA top job

By Jessica Elgot, March 15, 2012

UJIA chief executive Doug Krikler is leaving to "explore new opportunities" after eight years with the charity.

His decision to quit had been an "emotional moment" and he was "looking at all options" within and outside the Jewish community. He will remain in the post during the search for his replacement.

Mr Krikler joined UJIA in September 2004, becoming chief executive in 2005.


UJIA chief Krikler leaving to 'broaden' his career

By Jessica Elgot, March 12, 2012

UJIA chief executive Doug Krikler has resigned after eight years at the charity to "explore new opportunities".

Mr Krikler joined the charity in September 2004, becoming chief executive in 2005.