General information


United Jewish Communities

Coming to a land at war to find peace, Jews continue to make aliyah. Throughout this difficult time in Israel’s history and with support from the Annual Campaign, thousands of Jews continue to go to a land at war to find peace. From 2001 to 2002, immigration from Argentina to Israel increased from 1,375 to more than 6,000; immigration from France to Israel increased from 1,007 to 2,035; immigration from the former Soviet Union in 2002 was 18,508 and from Ethiopia it was almost 3,000. A total of 35,539 people from more than 30 countries immigrated to Israel last year. And more dollars are needed for aliyah to Israel.Where your dollars go - The principal recipients of funds allocated the UJC are the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

JAFI: Jewish Agency For Israel: where your dollars go - This aspect funds programs that support the rescue of Jews in distress, immigration to Israel and initial absorption; Jewish Education and identity; and the global Jewish Community.

2003 Jewish Agency Income: $455 million
2003 Jewish Agency Distribution of Services
Immigration and Adsorption - 39%
Education Department - 17%
Oversight - 6%
Amigour Public and Sheltered Housing - 4%
Special Grants - 3%
Other (including IEC Security) - 14%
Former Soviet Union (FSU) Department - 2%
Financial Expenses - 1%

JDC: The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee - This aspect operates in 60 countries and rescues Jews in danger, provides relief for Jews in need, rebuilds Jewish communities and helps Israel address the social challenges of its most vulnerable groups.

Former Soviet Union - 40.4% Relief and Welfare - 18.9%
Israel - 33.1% Social/Community Development - 26.1%
Eastern Europe - 11.2% Jewish Education - 12.1%
Africa and Asia - 5.7% Multifunctional - 10.1%
Latin America - 4% Services to the Aged - 12.8%
Western Europe - 3% Health Services - 9.3%
Special Grants - 1.4% Religious Activities - 6%
International Development - 0.8% Manpower Development - 4.7%
Transmigration - 0.4%