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4. Updating the 2013 Budget

WHEREAS the Board of Governors, by resolution of October 2012 approved the operating budgets for activities financed by unrestricted funds, fee for services income and designated funds of the Jewish Agency for Israel for the Fiscal Year January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 (collectively hereinafter – “The October Budget”); and

 

WHEREAS the October Budget showed overall unallocated reductions of $7.283 million;

 

WHEREAS the Executive made changes to the October Budget in its decision dated January 23, 2013 subsequent to being so authorized by the Board of Governors;

 

It is hereby resolved:

 

1.     To increase the operating budgets of the Jewish Agency for Israel for the Fiscal Year January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013, so that the current aggregate amount of $314.967M is increased by $35.184M to a total amount of $350.151M. Of this amount $33.268M is being presented for approval, as detailed in the changes from the October Budget set out below and $1.916M was already approved by the Executive on January 23, 2013.

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

 

Income: 

 

2013  Budget Changes  from October  Budget

 

Expenses:

2013  Budget Changes  from October  Budget

Unrestricted funds - Keren Hayesod

500

Meaningful Strategic Partnerships – TBD

500

Fee For Services

34,086

 

Masa Israel Journey*

 

 

25,000

Jewish Unity Activities - Conversion (including Nativ - Soldier Conversion)*

 

6,500

World Jewish Restitution Organization and Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce*

 

1,000

Other changes (See section 1A)

1,586

Designated Funds 

-1,318

See changes in section 1B

-1,318

Grand  Total

33,268

 

33,268

 

*The changes are shown in order to reflect the total volume of activity in the program, representing the investment of the GOI

 

1 A.

U.S. dollars in thousands

Changes in budget financed by Fee for services:

2013  Budget Changes  from October  Budget

Shlichim and Israel Fellows

Community Educators (Shlichim)

381

Israeli Counselors in Summer Camps -North America

74

Total

455

Young Activism

Youth Futures *

2,000

Total

2,000

Aliyah, Klita and Rescue

Absorption Centers and Temporary Absorption Apartments

-144

Young Adults' Programs- Selah, Kibbutz Ulpan, Student Authority and First Home in the Homeland

199

Initial Furnishings for Ethiopian Olim

-300

Victims of terror fund, La'ad and Other Special Tasks

200

Total

-45

Activities with Russian Speaking Jews

Preparation for Aliyah (FSU)

-56

Summer/ Winter Camps (FSU)

-30

Programs with Former Soviet Union Emigrants

-101

Total

-187

Community Services (not including FSU)

Community Activities

-50

Total

-50

Jewish Agency Wide Projects and Organizational Activities

Israelis Living Abroad

13

Kiryat Moriah Campus

-700

Total

-687

Support Units

Worldwide Regional Management

100

Total

100

Grand total

1,586

*Income from the GOI & Municipalities will be presented as fee for services instead of designated funding.

 

 

 

 

1 B.

U.S. dollars in thousands

 

Changes in budget financed by Designated Funds:

2013  Budget Changes  from October  Budget

Young Activism

Youth Futures*

-2,000

Jewish Agency Wide Projects and Organizational Activities

Israelis Living Abroad

232

Strengthening Jewish Identity (MASA leadership tracks and IDF Officers and Officer Cadets)

450

Total

-1,318

*Income from the GOI & Municipalities will be presented as fee for services instead of designated funding.

 

2. To make additional changes in the budget financed by unrestricted funds as detailed below:

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

Changes in budget financed by Unrestricted Funds:

2013  Budget Changes  from October  Budget

Shlichim and Israel Fellows

Israeli Counselors in Summer Camps -North America

250

Pre Shlichut Costs and Training for Shlichim

-108

Ongoing and Supervision Shlichut Costs

108

Total

250

Partnerships

Partnership2GETHER - Managerial Infrastructure

-127

Program Implementation (Partnerships)

171

Total

44

Aliyah, Klita and Rescue

Absorption Centers and Temporary Absorption Apartments

-239

Aliyah Services and Eligibility

136

Young Adults' Programs- Selah, Kibbutz Ulpan, Student Authority and First Home in the Homeland

239

Total

136

Activities with Russian Speaking Jews

Shlichim in FSU

149

Youth, Students and Community Activities

1

Preparation for Aliyah (FSU)

-262

Summer/ Winter Camps (FSU)

30

Programs with Former Soviet Union Emigrants

23

Program Implementation (FSU)

59

Total

0

Community Services (not including FSU)

Preparation for Aliyah

68

Community Activities

-46

Global Service Center

-136

Worldwide Community Representatives

-22

Total

-136

Jewish Agency Wide Projects and Organizational Activities

Makom

-73

Israelis Abroad

250

Jewish Identity of Israelis in the Army

150

Other Programs (includes exchange rate fluctuation reserve)

33

Development of new programs in 2013

-654

Total

-294

Support Units

Human Resources and Administration

-250

Comptroller

87

ERP, HR and other Organizational IT

250

Indirect costs - Support Units

-87

Total

0

Grand Total

0

 

3. To make Changes in the distribution of funding:

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

Changes in budget financed by Fee for services:

2013  Budget Changes  from October  Budget

Aliyah, Klita and Rescue

Absorption Centers and Temporary Absorption Apartments

2,074

Olim Flights

-4,374

Program Implementation (Aliyah and Klita)

1,500

Activities with Russian Speaking Jews

Program Implementation (FSU)

800

Total

0

Changes in budget financed by Unrestricted Funds:

Aliyah, Klita and Rescue

Absorption Centers and Temporary Absorption Apartments

-2,074

Olim Flights

4,374

Program Implementation (Aliyah and Klita)

-1,500

Activities with Russian Speaking Jews

Program Implementation (FSU)

-800

Total

0

 

 

 

4.   With regard to the amount of $1.3M shown in the attached budget as "Meaningful Strategic Partnerships - TBD", the Chairman of Budget and Finance committee, working with the Director General and the Chief Financial Officer, and following consultation with the Chairman of the Executive and the Chairman of the Board of Governors, is hereby directed to prepare and submit to the Executive no later than the June Board of Governors hereof, a plan to recruit partners that will yield the required budgetary savings.

 

 

 

 


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