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5. 2008 Budget

It is hereby resolved:

 

A.      To increase the framework of the operating budget for unrestricted activities of the Jewish Agency for Israel for the Fiscal Year January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008, so that the current aggregate amount of $315.35M is increased by $5.48M as detailed herein below:

 

1.       On Feb 24, 2008, Keren Hayesod decided to increase its commitment to the core budget from $44M to $46.25M, and that an amount of $400K be used to finance educational programs in Latin America and $250K be used to finance South African Israel experience programs, as follows:

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

 

 

2008
Budget Changes

Income:

 

 

Keren Hayesod

2,250

 

Shortfall to be covered

-1,600

 

 Total

650

 

 

 

Expenditure:

 

 

Educational programs in Latin America

400

 

South African Israel experience programs

250

     Total

650

 

 

Grand Total

-

 

 


 

2.       To increase in the amount of $3,430K for the expansion of programs financed by fee for services:

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

 

 

 

2008
Budget Changes

Source:

 

 

Fee for services

3,430

    Total

3,430

 

 

Applications:

 

 

Absorption Centers

1,800

 

Rental Subsidy for New Immigrants

1,000

 

Kindergartens & day camps in Absorp. Centers

182

 

Aliyah Day

93

 

Social ,Cultural & Enrichment Activities

90

 

Kedma

34

 

Magen David Volunteers

21

 

FSU - Jewish Identity

109

 

"MAKOM" (NACIE)

56

 

Youth Aliyah

45

    Total

3,430

 

 

Grand Total

-

 

 

3.       To make technical corrections in the amount of $1,400K regarding the budgets of Subsidiary Companies (other income line) as follows:

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

 

 

 

2008
Budget Changes

Source:

 

 

Other income

1,400

    Total

1,400

 

 

Applications:

 

 

REP

1,000

 

Israel experience

400

    Total

1,400

 

 

Grand Total

-

 


 

B.      The Board notes that the Executive has resolved to utilize a portion of the remaining $3.78M inflation reserve, as detailed herein below:

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

Program

2008
Budget Changes

Sources:

 

 

Inflation Reserve

-826

 

Total

-826

 

 

 

Applications:

 

 

Immigration & absorption department

422

 

Education department

404

 

Total

826

 

 

 

Grand Total

-

 


 

C.      The Board notes that the Executive has resolved to make additional budget transfers at the joint request of the Operational Departments and the Finance Department, as detailed herein below:

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

Program

2008
Budget Changes

Immigration and Absorption Department:

 

Rescue, basic assistance and Promoting Aliyah

Aliyah Activities

-51

Marketing & Raising Awareness

117

Closing the Deal - Aliyah

-30

Pre Aliyah Tours

141

Interns

-151

Publications & Information for Potential Olim

-5

Global Center for Aliyah

-19

Aliyah Encouragement and Emissaries - Management

-77

Other Programs (includes exchange rate fluctuation reserve)

4

Total

-71

Mobilizing for all Olim

At Home and Together

-101

Other Programs (includes exchange rate fluctuation reserve)

16

Total

-85

Help for Olim-in–need

Absorption Centers

342

Social ,Cultural & Enrichment Activities

25

Kedma

-4

Kibbutz Ulpans

-131

Kindergartens & day camps in Absorp. Centers

-237

Selah

-9

Student Authority

-4

Atid

-30

Welfare Activities in Absorption Centers

16

Individual welfare assistance

-14

Absorption in Israel - Management

-147

Educational Programs

9

Other Programs (includes exchange rate fluctuation reserve)

-8

Total

-192

Departmental representatives & infrastructure

Representatives & infrastructure

-36

Total

-36

Departmental Management

Management

-130

Total

-130

General

Overhead Reduction to be Implemented

514

Total

514

Grand Total

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

Program

 

2008
Budget Changes

Jewish Zionist Education Department:

 

Rescue, basic assistance

FSU - Ulpanim

-10

Total

-10

Activities in Regions: Youth Movements

-54

ERDS - Training for Formal/Informal Educators

63

ERDS - Volunteer Monitoring and Training

-44

Summer/ Winter Camps (FSU and the rest of the world)

15

ERDS - Zionist Seminars

-24

JEI - Formative Year in Israel

-102

FSU - HEFTZIBA

-4

FSU - Higher Education

-21

FSU - Jewish Identity

38

FSU - Youth & Students Activities

71

Beit Agnon - Youth & Students Activities

-8

Programs with FSU Émigrés

-27

FSU - Youth Activities

3

"MAKOM" (NACIE)

22

Education Activities in the World

70

Student Activities

-2

Educational Tech bridge

-94

R & D - Hebrew Language Study

-26

Other Educators

124

Other FSU

-72

Other Programs (includes exchange rate fluctuation reserve)

-146

Total

-218

Mutual connection and leadership

ERDS - Training for Formal/Informal Educators MACHON

-14

Other Programs (includes exchange rate fluctuation reserve)

14

Total

-

Departmental representatives & infrastructure

Representatives & infrastructure

-45

Total

-45

Departmental Management

Management

-171

Total

-171

General

Overhead Reduction to be Implemented

444

Total

444

Grand Total

 

-

 


U.S. dollars in thousands

Program

2008
Budget Changes

Israel Department:

 

Invest in opportunities for children and youth

Educational Advancement - Net@

73

Educational Advancement - Other

-250

Youth Aliyah

-11

Other Programs (includes exchange rate fluctuation reserve)

13

Total

-175

Shape the future of Israel together

Partnership 2000

-98

Other Programs (includes exchange rate fluctuation reserve)

9

Total

-89

Priority regions

Young Communities

120

Developing Small-Business Initiatives

-1

Total

119

Departmental representatives & infrastructure

Representatives & infrastructure

-217

Total

-217

Departmental Management

Management

-66

Total

-66

General

Required programs cuts

200

Overhead Reduction to be Implemented

228

Total

428

Grand Total

 

-

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

 

Program

2008 Budget Changes

Support Units

 

Management

Worldwide Regional Management

-475

Israel Merged Region

652-

Total

-1,127

JAFI Wide Projects and Organizational Activities

 

Management

Activities with the FSU Community

475

Connecting JAFI to Israel Society

652

Total

1,127

Grand Total

-

 


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