Communal leaders and Downing Street refuted Mr Hayek's claims this week

June 10, 2011

Mick Davies, UJIA chairman, said: "Whatever the reasons David Cameron may have for stepping down as patron of the JNF, I have no doubt he has not responded to pressure from anti-Israel groups and there is no basis for this assertion. His very public comments in support of the state of Israel at the recent CST dinner are hugely significant."


Israeli visitors enjoying new Magic Moments

By Jennifer Lipman, May 12, 2011

Showing off her new necklace, Nofar Valal explained why the gift from her British host family meant so much. "You see these two hearts? One is for the diaspora, one is for Israel. Together we are one big family."


Bernstein reveals leadership secret

April 15, 2011

Manchester City Council's chief executive has told the city's next generation of Jewish communal stars that resilience is the secret of leadership.

Sir Howard Bernstein was speaking at the graduation of participants in Manchester UJIA's first lay leadership programme.

Surveyor Barrie Taub said the year-long course had broadened his previously "limited" communal involvement.


Arsenal home game nets UJIA £148k

March 24, 2011

UJIA supporters were urged to take the fifth on Monday - and reacted generously.


Mamlock House sold to housing group

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 18, 2011

A major Jewish social housing development is to be built in the heart of the north Manchester community on the site of the former Zionist headquarters Mamlock House.


A Glasgow crowd raises £81K for UJIA projects

March 11, 2011

Award-winning scientist and TV presenter Lord Winston spoke about the influence of Judaism on his life and career at the UJIA Scotland annual dinner this week.



Robert Winston at UJIA dinner

By Stephanie Brickman, March 11, 2011

UJIA Scotland's annual dinner was a sell-out success with scientist and TV presenter Lord Winston drawing a crowd of 250 to the Giffnock Synagogue Banqueting Suite on Monday.

In conversation with Scottish broadcaster Alan Douglas, Lord Winston discussed the influence of Judaism on his life and career. He also answered audience questions.


Small communities office is out of cash

By Robyn Rosen, February 18, 2011

The office supporting small communities across the country is on the brink of closure after the withdrawal of UJIA funding.

Providing religious, cultural and educational backing for communities with less than 100 members, the Office for Small Communities has relied on UJIA cash to keep operational.

But the contribution has been slashed from £75,000 to £40,000 this year and there will be no further funding after September.

During the four years it has backed the OSC, UJIA has developed a website offering distance learning to small communities.


New chapter for up and coming leaders

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 11, 2011

Ten up and coming Manchester Jewish community leaders were given a reading list by the Chief Rabbi during a weekend in London when they met top communal personalities.

Manchester UJIA United Jewish Leadership Group members spent Shabbat with Rafi Zarum, head of the London School of Jewish Studies, hearing how he had helped to turn around the former Jews' College.

The group then split between Masorti's New North London Synagogue, Finchley Synagogue and the North Western Reform Synagogue in Golders Green.


Volunteers answer the call from UJIA

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 4, 2011

Volunteers from across the Manchester community helped UJIA raise £64,000 for young people in the UK and northern Israel.

More than 60 volunteers donated their time for the charity's Super Sunday telethon, with UJIA staff joined by families, Habonim, FZY and Bnei Akiva members and Yavneh Girls' School pupils.

Calls were made from offices in north and south Manchester, whose use was donated by community members.