UJIA

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ringing the tills for UJIA projects

February 2, 2012

Manchester residents gave a ringing endorsement of the work of UJIA by pledging almost £60,000 in the Super Sunday telethon.

Volunteers from across the community phoned supporters from centres set up in the north and south of the city.

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UJIA support for Israeli medical school

November 17, 2011

Four charities have joined forces to build Israel's fifth medical faculty, the Bar Ilan School of Medicine in Tsfat.

UJIA, together with its partners, is investing $10 million (£6.3 million) in the new campus for teaching and research in the Galil. The region currently has 2.2 doctors for every 1,000 Israelis compared to 4.3 in the centre of the country.

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Michael Gove helps to raise £2.8m for UJIA projects

October 10, 2011

Education Secretary Michael Gove was the guest of honour at the UJIA's annual dinner. The 700 diners at the London Hilton raised £2.76 million for the charity’s work in Israel and the UK.

Photos: Isaac Strang

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Scots on emotional trip

By Stephanie Brickman, October 10, 2011

Twenty-one young Scots have returned from a UJIA trip to Poland, during which they stayed in the historic Jewish quarter of Krakow and visited significant Holocaust sites.

The group was accompanied by youth workers Jared Ross and Ben Freeman and an Israeli educator, Pauline Kelif. Mr Ross said it had been an intensely emotional experience for everyone.

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