IWJB - Israel World Jewry Bureau

The Israel-World Jewry Bureau is a unique allocations process, developed in 2004, that has allowed The Birmingham Jewish Federation to help fund smaller, yet equally important agencies, doing vital work for people in need in Israel and around the world.


Through the Israel-World Jewry Bureau 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 also enable members of our Birmingham community to work in direct partnership with our brothers and sisters in Israel and elsewhere around the globe.

Israel-World Jewry Bureau accepts allocations from organizations all around the world, but 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.

The Israel-World Jewry Bureau committee is made up of different members of our community who review applications and make decisions based on priorities set by the committee, which vary year-to-year.


We encourage any organization interested in applying to review the following:

Explanation of Process

Policies and Guidelines


Submit the following:

Request Form For Organizations (PDF)

Request Form For Organizations (DOC)


If you have any further questions or are interested in serving on the committee, please contact Florina Newcomb.

3966 Montclair RoadBirmingham, AL 35213
(205) 879-0416

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