KAHAL UK aims to provide transformational Jewish experiences for the hundreds of British Jewish students on year long exchange and industry programs. In addition, we provide support for the hundreds of students studying abroad in the UK every year by connecting them to each other, local Jewish communities, and host families.
KAHAL had maintained a presence in the UK for a number of years in an attempt to connect incoming students to British communities. After a number of British Jewish students started reaching out to get involved, KAHAL launched a year-long independent research project to assess need in the UK for support of Jewish exchange students. The results were overwhelming, showing hundreds of british students going on global exchange programs each year, and even more students abroad in the UK needing additional support. Thus, KAHAL UK was founded in 2019 with the unique mission of supporting study abroad students to and from the UK.
KAHAL and KAHAL UK work inseparably to ensure the global facilitation of Jewish study abroad experiences. The two organizations share a brand identity in addition to a global network of partners required to carry out the purposes of both organizations. KAHAL UK exists to represent and advocate for the needs of British exchange students in this network, and to strengthen the British Jewish communities commitment and support of these students. As an independent organization, KAHAL UK makes decisions based on achieving our mission as stated above, to the benefit of British Jewish students, students abroad in the UK, and the wider British community.