The BJF's Israel-World Jewry Bureau (IWJB) is accepting applications for its 2013 allocations process and would like to hear from you!

Perhaps there is a prominent overseas organization which you think the BJF should fund or a smaller project which might otherwise get overlooked? Through our IWJB allocations process, community members can submit requests, advocate for organizations and help them get funding.

Through this unique allocations process, developed in 2004, the BJF has been able to help fund smaller, yet important agencies, doing vital work for people in need in Israel and around the world.

In 2011, the IWJB allocations group was able to fund 14 agencies and programs, serving a wide variety of needs; hunger relief in the former Soviet Union, providing school supplies for underprivileged Israeli school children, aiding Israeli food rescue operations and supporting soldiers in the Israeli army to name a few. In 2011, two new agencies were added to the IWJB portfolio; Dental Volunteers for Israel and Hadidi, a breast cancer support center for women in Israel.

Through the IWJB Allocations process, dollars raised by our annual campaign as well as dollars contributed by the Birmingham Jewish Foundation are not only making an important difference in the lives of those we help, but enable members of our Birmingham community to work in direct partnership with our brothers and sisters in Israel and elsewhere in the world.

Federal legislation requires that all recipient agencies be affiliated with a US charitable organization or receive approval from the Jewish Federations of North America through its oversight process. Agencies applying for funding must have a local community advocate.

Deadline for submitting 2013 requests is Friday, March 29, 2013.

The Israel-World Jewry Bureau, chaired by volunteer Steven Brickman, will meet in May to review applications. Recommendations for funding will be presented to the BJF Board of Directors for formal approval. For more information contact Amanda W Sokol at 205.803.1512 or amandaw @bjf.org

2013 Overseas Allocation Request

2013 Overseas Allocation - Local Advocate Form