The vast majority of Indian Jews did not require the help of JIAS beyond their immediate reception period upon arrival.
19) Although Jewish community institutions, such as JIAS and the Canadian Jewish Congress, provided assistance and community services to Indian Jews, Indian Jews often faced difficulty being recognized as "real" Jews by the Ashkenazi Jews who worked in those institutions.
She reported that although she and her husband were met by a JIAS worker at the airport, the social worker had not arranged for them to be placed in a Jewish neighborhood, nor had he asked whether they required accommodations for kosher meals or to be housed within walking distance of a synagogue, on the assumption that Reuben and her husband were not "really" Jewish.
Sarah Reuben discovered years later that JIAS was supposed to provide immigration services that included arranging for an apartment for new immigrants (not boarding house accommodations); paying their rent for a number of months; providing them with basic personal and household items, such as furniture, kitchenware, and clothing suitable for the Canadian climate; helping them to obtain jobs; and connecting them with a Canadian Jewish family that would mentor them and act as a support network.
Reuben stated that even after asking various JIAS workers for help on a number of occasions during the first few weeks after her arrival, she received none of these services.
Arnold, October 2, 1967, Canadian Immigration File, JIAS papers, Ontario Jewish Archives.
The constitution of the JIAS allowed individual JIAS departments to implement their tasks on the basis of subsidiary administrative directions.
Based on Kosovo's estimated future domestic revenues and donor grants as well as a comparison with the public salary scales in neighboring countries, the average salary for a local JIAS official was set to be DM 273 per month, while a municipal judge would earn DM 600 per month.
In November 2001, representatives of the Serb National Council, the organ representing Kosovo Serb interests in the JIAS, raised the issue of special protection of Serb properties in Kosovo.
With the establishment of the JIAS, the first pillar was dissolved, leaving UNHCR outside the UNMIK structure.
JIAS Department of Justice, Statistical Report, "Preliminary Analysis of Judicial Acitivity: Statistics for the Period January-August 2000," 4 October 2000 (on file with the author).
JIAS Department of Public Services, Research Paper, "Social, State and Private Ownership on Immovable Objects in Kosovo," 22 August 2001.