Our Story

Who we are, What we do

 

WHO WE ARE

The United Jewish Campaign (UJC) is the Cape Town Jewish Community’s umbrella fundraising body.

In many ways, we are the engine room of the community, powering its various organs and maintaining its vitality, viability, and ongoing growth and development. Through various fundraising events, campaigns and initiatives, the UJC sends funding pulsing through the veins of the community, bringing to life the constellation of schools, welfare organisations, and other communal bodies that make the Cape Town community one of the most vibrant in the diaspora.

We focus our efforts on 3 distinct branches: Community, Welfare, and Israel.

Community

Our largest branch – United Communal Fund – covers the day-to-day running and upkeep of our community, from religious institutions to communal bodies, education to health and safety, personal empowerment to social action.

Welfare

The second branch – Jewish Care Cape – ensures that our most vulnerable are protected and empowered. We care for the sick, we house the homeless, we feed the hungry, we support the bereaved, and we ensure dignity for all.

Israel

The third branch – Israel United Appeal – maintains our deep connection to the state of Israel, supporting South African immigrants, and Israel’s outreach work around the world.

WHAT WE DO

We are fundraisers, first and foremost, but we believe that in order to create a culture of sustainability, we need to be part of educating and inspiring the community as well.

In order to give, you need to believe in what you’re giving to.

Our pledge campaign is launched annually – to top donors and new donors alike. No donation is too small, no donor unimportant.

We share our vision for the year and our philosophy for the future.

We run events that inspire. From business breakfasts to our Girls’ Night Out.

We celebrate talent. From music festivals to art exhibitions.

We empower change-makers and future leaders. We created the Launchpad Community.

We are the financial heartbeat of the community. We don’t just fundraise, we ensure the continuation of our community in all its diverse and complex beauty.

Our Community Campaign

Ensuring the wellbeing, development and sustainability of the Cape Town Jewish community.

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‘The Cape Town Jewish Community – It’s our home, it’s our family.
And it’s up to us to ensure it doesn’t only survive, but thrive.
#GivingBackIsEasy’

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