How Has COVID-19 Impacted Our Global Family?

June 17, 2020 by A J-Wire community service announcement
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UIA Australia will host a once-off Keren Hayesod-UIA online event on Sunday 28 June.

KH-UIA is a true Jewish global collective with campaigns in 40 countries and over 60 cities operating in 9 languages across 22 time zones. This means every UIA donor and supporter is part of a wonderful and diverse global family with the interests of the People of Israel and the broader Jewish world at its heart. 

Guest speakers will include the leaders of KH-UIA Campaigns in Brazil, Italy and Guatemala, who will provide a rare inside look into their communities’ current situation. 

The leadership will provide an overview of their communities in general, and how COVID-19 has devastatingly impacted their communities and community life overall.

The Loan Fund for Distressed Diaspora Communities set up as a partnership between KH-UIA, The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish Federations of North America has so far distributed $9 million to distressed communities around the world – in countries with Keren Hayesod-UIA campaigns operating – which were negatively impacted by the Coronavirus crisis, to help them get back on their feet.

UIA Australia CEO Yair Miller said: “Just like we feel for those in our nuclear family, we all feel for those in our global family who are being impacted by this pandemic. It does not discriminate and from our very fortunate position here in Australia, our leadership felt it was important to reach out and hear about the experiences in some of our other campaigns. It will be a unique event and will hopefully give us all immense pride in being a part of Keren Hayesod-UIA.” 

Join us for the online Zoom event on Sunday 28 June 8pm AEST / 6pm AWST

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