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5. 2010 Budget

 

WHEREAS the Board of Governors, by resolution of February 22, 2010, approved the operating budget for unrestricted activities of the Jewish Agency for Israel for the Fiscal Year January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010 (hereinafter – “the February Budget”); and

 

WHEREAS the Executive, by resolution of May 16, 2010, recommended to the Board of Governors to increase the framework of the February Budget by $11.355 million; and

 

WHEREAS the Board of Governors has not yet acted on the Executive’s recommendation of May 16, 2010, and the Executive now wishes to amend its recommendation;

 

 

It is hereby resolved:

 

1.       To increase the framework of the operating budget for unrestricted activities of the Jewish Agency for Israel for the Fiscal Year January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, so that the current aggregate amount of $263.650 million as approved in the February Budget is increased by $7.879 million to a total sum of $271.529 million and to apply changes from the February Budget as detailed below:

 

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

 

 

 

2010 Budget Changes from February Budget

Income:

 

 

Keren Hayesod

2,000

 

Other Income

10,355

 

[Increase in] Income contingency

-3,000

Subtotal

 

9,355

 

Fee for services

-1,476

Grand Total

 

7,879

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010 Budget Changes from February Budget

Changes in Operating Budget (not including fee for services):

 

 

Reduction in the Exchange rate fluctuation reserve

-4,000

 

Cancellation of planned reduction in FSU infrastructure

500

 

Resources development and public affairs

-500

 

[Reduction in] Additional structural changes reduction [required]

745

 

[Reduction in] Additional cost reductions or income required to balance budget

12,610

Subtotal

 

9,355

Changes in Fee for services:

 

Immigration and Absorption Department

Preparation for Aliyah

-104

Absorption Centers

-2,000

Initial Furnishings for Ethiopian Olim

500

Various Integration activities

100

Rental Subsidy for New Immigrants

-500

Young Adults' Programs

280

Jewish Zionist Education Department

Former Soviet Union - Ulpanim

28

Zionist Seminars

-50

Higher Education

2

Jewish Identity

19

Programs with Former Soviet Union Emigrants

-20

MAKOM

54

Education activities in the World

20

Israel Department

Shape the future of Israel together- Other programs

95

Support Units

Worldwide Regional Management

100

Subtotal

 

-1,476

Grand Total

 

7,879

 


 

2.       To utilize $3.144 million out of the inflation reserve and to make additional budget transfers as detailed herein below:

 

 

Program

2010 Budget Changes from February Budget

Immigration and Absorption Department:

 

Rescue and Aliyah Encouragement

Raising Awareness of Aliyah

-108

Preparation for Aliyah

-79

Aliyah Encouragement Missions

12

Aliyah Shlichim

65

Overseas Local Staff

-10

Marketing & Publications of Programs

-10

Nefesh BeNefesh USA & AMI France

275

Subtotal

145

Oleh Oriented Services

Oleh Service Center -Global Center

25

Olim Flights

1,000

Geographic Domains

77

Aliyah-Klita Services

138

Subtotal

1,240

Initial Absorption Services

Absorption Centers

108

Initial Absorption In the Community

-102

Various Integration activities

-30

Grants for New Olim

125

Young Adults' Programs

129

Other Programs

-10

Subtotal

220

Departmental Representatives & Infrastructure

Representatives & infrastructure

21

Subtotal

21

Departmental Management

Management

-57

Subtotal

-57

General

Reduction to be Implemented

253

Subtotal

253

Grand Total

 

1,822

 


 

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

Program

2010 Budget Changes from February Budget

Jewish Zionist Education Department:

 

Rescue, basic assistance

Former Soviet Union - Ulpanim

3

Subtotal

3

Israel education, engagement and experiences for young Jews worldwide

Community Educators (Shlichim)

127

Training for Formal & Informal Educators

7

Volunteer Monitoring and Training

14

Summer/ Winter Camps (Former Soviet Union and the rest of the world)

49

Zionist Seminars

5

Higher Education

11

Youth & Students activities

142

Students activities

2

Programs with Former Soviet Union Emigrants

-209

Experience Programs

13

MAKOM

3

Education activities in the World

304

Educational Tech bridge

33

R & D - Hebrew Language Study

75

Other Educators

1

Subtotal

577

Mutual connection and leadership

MACHON - Training for Formal/Informal Educators

6

Subtotal

6

Departmental representatives & infrastructure

Representatives & infrastructure

-218

Subtotal

-218

Departmental Management

Management

-123

Subtotal

-123

General

Reduction to be Implemented

185

Indirect costs

-150

Subtotal

35

Grand Total

 

280

 

 


 

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

 

Program

2010
Budget Changes from February Budget

Israel Department:

 

Jewish peoplehood and identity of young Israelis

Religious Streams

3

Subtotal

3

Invest in opportunities for children and youth

Educational Advancement - Atidim, Net@, Scientific Advancement for Ethiopian Olim & Other

11

Youth Aliyah

41

Youth Futures

122

Other Programs

150

Subtotal

324

Shape the future of Israel together

Partnership 2000

25

Subtotal

25

Priority regions

Developing Small-Business Initiatives

5

Scholarships

1

Subtotal

6

Departmental representatives & infrastructure

Representatives & infrastructure

72

Subtotal

72

Departmental Management

Management

-120

Subtotal

-120

General

Reduction to be Implemented

171

Subtotal

171

Grand Total

 

481

 

 


 

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

Program/ Unit

2010 Budget Changes from February Budget

Executive Offices

 

 

Office of the Chairman

21

Office of the Treasurer

12

Office of the Director General

12

Assembly

8-

General Assembly

18-

Board of Governors

2-

Secretary General

37

Total

54

Support units

 

 

Finance & Logistics

150

Spokesman

11

Deputy Director General

8

Human Resources and The Authority for Emissaries

19

Maintenance and Communications

195

Companies Bureau

12

Research and Planning

5

Chief Information Officer

6

Worldwide Regional Management

11

Israel Merged Region

22

Former Soviet Union Office

11

Office of the Ombudsman

5

Security Division

33

Comptroller's Office

12

Total

500

JAFI Wide Projects and Organizational Activities

 

 

Zionist Archive

70-

Improving of Quality Service

3

Assets Management Fees

4

Total

63-

 

Capital Budget

2010
Budget Changes from February Budget

Applications:

 

Renovation of absorption centers

-1,795

 

Activities centers upgrade in Former Soviet Union

-220

 

Jerusalem International Convention Center development & planning

270

 

Fixed assets and general properties

-2,025

 

ERP- computerized finance system

120

 

Building in Hungary

150

 

Reserve for expansion of Resources Development and Public Affairs

3,500

 

Total

-

 

 

 

3.       To change the structure of the budget so that all Resources Development and Public Affairs expenses are grouped together in a separate expense grouping to be called “Resources Development and Public Affairs”. The budget lines to be included in this grouping are as follows:

 

U.S. dollars in thousands

Resources Development and Public Affairs*

2010 Updated Budget

June, 2010

Resources Development and Public Affairs **

1,731

Resources Development and Public Affairs - Israel

3,512

Spirit of Israel*

650

Total***

5,893

* February budget restated

** Including relations with federations (JAFINA)

*** Full 2010 costs for Resources Development and Public Affairs will include additional amounts to be determined, but not exceeding $3.5 million which will be incurred by one or more corporations for resources development and public affairs benefiting the Jewish Agency and will be financed by advances to the corporations from the Capital Budget.

 

 

To reserve the sum of $3.5 million in the Capital Budget, to be released only upon the approval of Chairman of Budget and Finance and the Director General of Finance, to be available to provide financing to one or more corporations that will carry out expanded resources development and public affairs benefiting the Jewish Agency, to be repaid to the Capital Budget no later than 2012


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