The Personal Stories archive takes you behind the scenes to meet the people benefiting from Jewish Agency programs. Did you know that 12,904 students applied for the Jewish Agency scholarships for soldiers called up for emergency reserve duty during the second Lebanon War? Or that 7,000 small business owners submitted requests for emergency grants to very small, independent businesses, which was one of the first steps the Jewish Agency took after the war – with the generous support of Jewish Federations in the United States through the United Jewish Communities (UJC). Or that Ethiopian immigrants are now studying law, accounting, computers and international relations at Israel's best universities through Jewish Agency programs and scholarship support. Check out these stories and more.