Director General: Yossi Tanuri
Assistant to the Director: Ann Levine
Community Representatives Department
Director: Arie Levy
The department directs and coordinates all the Federation work in Israel. Arie, as the Director, is also the principle liaison with our main partners – the Jewish Agency, JDC and Rashi Foundation.
Jewish federations of Canada - UIA’s representatives oversee strategic investments all over Israel:
Bat-Yam Representative: Laura Kindler
Beer-Sheva Representative: Arie Levy
Eilat-Eilot Representative: Richard Summers
Galilee Panhandle representative and Director of the Israel Emergency Campaign (Acco, Hatzor and Sderot): Eran Shmueli-David
For more information about the various partnerships and regions in which UIAC invests, click here.
Resource Development and Marketing
Director: Sharon Schwartzman
Assistant Director: Adva Abramovich
The Resource and Marketing Development Department produces professional marketing tools such as proposals for new opportunities in Israel, videos, brochures and comprehensive marketing packages. The department’s marketing tools and strategies are meant to assist Canadian Jewish Federations with their fundraising campaigns for Israel. They are also developed in recognition of existing investments, including commissioning signs and plaques, planning ceremonies and providing donor recognition reports.
In addition, the department strives to increase public awareness of Canadian Jewish projects in Israel, administers scholarships, continuously updates UIAC’s website and plans events such as live feeds for solidarity rallies in which thousands of Canadians participate, events hosting government representatives and other distinguished guests, and other large-scale occurrences
Sharon, as the Director is in charge of liaising with NGOs, private organizations, Israeli foundations and national projects. Sharon also coordinate the partnerships and of UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.
Capital Projects and Donor Recognition
Director: Victor Yagoda
This department manages all of Jewish federations of Canada - UIA's Capital Projects in Israel, in conjunction with federation representatives in the various regions.
For more information about Capital Projects, click here
Missions and Speakers
Director: Anat Kadan
Missions Coordinators: Deborah Russell, Maya Asher
The missions and Speakers Department both coordinates Canadian missions in Israel and sends speakers to Jewish communities throughout Canada to promote hasbara (informational) campaigns.
Missions are a chance to show participants the various programs and projects which the various Canadian Federations generously support. It is also an opportunity for participants to be updated as to the ongoing, current needs in their regions of interest.
Focused on developing relationships with partnership communities, UIAC missions help create warm, people-to-people connections between Israelis and Canadians. Arranging missions to Israel and providing speakers in Canada are both ways in which UIAC continually strives to foster personal contact between the two countries.
Accounting and Administration Department
Director, CFO: Yael Milgalter
Senior Accountant: Eddie Schwebel,
Junior Accountant : Bina Landsman
Special Projects: Jeremy Cohen, Special Projects and Scolarship cordinator: Hava Atias
Coordinator of Social Welfare Programs: Estie Weisman
The Accounting and Administration Department channels and distributes over CAD 60 million in Canadian contributions annually to projects, organizations and partner agencies in Israel. Given UIAC’s status as a charitable organization, the department is fully committed to complying with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) standards and legislation. In order to guarantee the highest level of transparency, the department regularly visits capital projects in which the UIAC is involved.