What is UMA?
As the Jewish community grows exponentially, so too, do its needs. Thankfully, many organizations have been established to assist and support our people. The goal of UMA is to create a network of activists in our community who are eager to know when an urgent, time-sensitive Mitzvah presents itself in their community and to notify them via a city wide text-based network.
UMA was not created to facilitate long-term projects, nor was it established to duplicate the important work of other established organizations, such as Hatzalah and Chaveirim.
It is simply a text message medium to let those in our community, who wish to be involved in the good works, know when an urgent cause has presented itself so that they can claim their share in this Mitzvah.
UMA will work hard not to inundate its members with too many messages. This will only result in UMA being ignored and deleted. Although we cannot commit, we will strive to make sure that no more then a few alerts are send out per week.
Once you have signed up to be an UMA member, it is expected that you will inspect the alerts sent to you, and give serious consideration to claim this Mitzvah as your own. (It is for that reason that we are not enlisting thousands of members from each community. In our opinion, it is preferable to have fewer but dedicated members who will take these alerts seriously and to understand that “the buck stops with them.”)
שלשה סימנים יש באומה זו הרחמנים והביישנין וגומלי חסדים
יבמות ע״ט א –
We thank you so much for participating in this groundbreaking project! We are sure that thousands of people will benefit from your goodwill as well as your great actions!
May these Mitzvos protect your family and be a Zechus for the Jewish people!