About

United Israel Appeal is the official global fundraising organisation for the State of Israel which raises funds to assist the country’s national priorities. This work incorporates aliyah (immigration) and klita (absorption), education, strengthening the border communities and support for Israel’s most disadvantaged youth.

United Israel Appeal (UIA) Victoria’s primary objective is to raise funds for Keren Hayesod (KH) – our umbrella organisation in Jerusalem, Israel. Through a joint partnership between Israel and the world community, our work in Israel is founded upon 4 major pillars – aliyah (immigration) and klita (absorption), education, strengthening the border communities and support for Israel’s most disadvantaged youth.

Established in 1956, UIA Victoria has since played a pivotal role in the development and strengthening of Israel by investing in long term solutions for successfully integrating its immigrants. In doing so, the UIA strengthens Jewish identity, fortifies the fabric of Israeli society and reinforces solidarity within the Jewish people.

UIA is mandated with raising the funds to support Israel’s top priorities as laid down by the Prime Minister’s office. Funds are directed to the core budget of the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) which is the professional institution that then implements our humanitarian work.

UIA is essentially the country’s leading humanitarian organization serving the national priorities of the country. At UIA Victoria, Israel’s top priorities are our priorities.

UNITED ISRAEL APPEAL IS A REGISTERED DGR ITEM 1 WITH THE AUSTRALIAN TAXATION OFFICE.

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Our Mission Statement:

Keren Hayesod- United Israel Appeal, through a partnership between Israel and Diaspora communities, mobilises support for Israel and the rescue of Jews in distress.

By encouraging and assisting in Aliyah and absorption, Keren Hayesod saves Jewish lives, strengthens Jewish identity, fortifies the fabric of Israeli society and reinforces solidarity within the Jewish people.