YoungUIA is about connecting our generation to Israel. It’s about evoking a sense of belonging for you and our supporters all the way from the roots of our pre-war beginnings in Melbourne to the immigrants we provide an education to, freedom for and hope because they attended an institution that we funded. By connecting to Israel through YoungUIA, you will involve yourself in Israel’s national priority projects such as educating youth-at-risk and helping Israel to become the first energy independent country in the world.

Our vital work ensures the continuity of Jewish support to Israel and to all Jews who are in need- whether from a physical, social, economic or educational threat. Globally we are involved in four major areas of action; aliyah and absorption, youth-at-risk, education and strengthening Israel’s social infrastructure. By supporting these causes you fulfil a double mission; to stand by Israel and the Jewish people around the world and to ensure the continuity and future leadership of Keren Hayesod – UIA.

YoungUIA, which targets people from the ages of 18-35, is an important link within the chain of Jewish nation-building. Our division is comprised of Next YUIA (18-25), Young Leadership (25-35) and Major Donors.

Young UIA Executive Board:

YoungUIA Chair
Dave Skurnik

Executive Committee

  • Dave Skurnik
  • Carli Binko
  • Jess Cantori
  • Ethan Kravietz
  • Danit  Maor
  • Dean Rzechta
  • Victoria Wein

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.