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The United Israel Appeal is a non political, not for profit humanitarian international fund-raising organisation with over 60 offices, in more than 40 countries throughout the world.

UIA, in partnership with the global Jewish community, works to further the national priorities of the State of Israel and Israeli society, with special emphasis on advancing weaker communities; nurturing disadvantaged and marginalized youth; encouraging Aliyah; implementing rescue operations; and connecting young Diaspora Jews to Israel and Jewish life.

UIA NSW was established in 1948 – founding President Max Freilich.  The UIA was first incorporated in London in 1920 and in Australia in the mid 1960’s.  The United Israel Appeal is registered DGR Item 1 with the Australian Taxation Office.  Contributions to the United Israel Appeal Refugee Relief Fund are tax deductible.

UIA NSW plays an active role in the Sydney Jewish Community and is honoured to be in partnership with such a strong and vibrant Community. We look forward to you joining us at our fundraising or social events.