The General Division forms the core fundraising arm of the United Israel Appeal, strengthening Israel’s South and supporting Israel’s most vulnerable populations - Youth at Risk, the Elderly and Olim through our various programs.
Youth Futures is a one-on-one mentoring program, providing children and Youth at Risk with the help needed to build self esteem - bringing them back from risk to opportunity.
Ayalim are the new generation of Zionists who live within and serve as agents of change in distressed areas, bringing about social change to disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Aliyah & absorption is a key project which is designed to ensure the smooth integration of New Olim, essential to fulfilling both their dreams and potential, ensuring they become contributing members of Israeli society. Net@ is a four-year after school technological training program for high school youth from Israel’s geographic and socio economic peripheries, which enables them to obtain international certification.
For over 50 years, the United Israel Appeal has held events throughout NSW and the ACT. Our main Campaign period runs from end February – May each year. From our annual gala events, complete with high calibre speakers; to our young family events catering specifically to young families; to our boardroom lunch and at-home ‘Israel Updates,’ we have helped develop the relationship between our communities and the people of Israel.
So much happens within our organisation, yet we never lose sight of our goal. We hold year-round events which ensure that no matter where you live, you have the opportunity to engage, be educated and be connected to Israel. UIA is about more than just events. We are proud to be an integral part of the Sydney Jewish Community.
Young Families is a Division catering for families with children from new born to the end of primary school. Events are family-oriented – organised at a time and place suitable for this demographic.
Aside from our annual Campaign functions, we hold engagement functions to raise awareness of Israel and the work of the UIA.
Our UIA Senior’s Social Club is held monthly on the East and North. Over 60 members of our community meet over morning tea and hear about the current situation in Israel.
The UIA Roots Project has been adopted by several schools. Participating students trace back their family history and discover facts about their heritage, and also self-reflect on their personal connection to Israel.
These are held in the CBD on a regular basis, with high calibre speakers appealing to our Community.