Charity

Holocaust charity boycotts Dorchester hotel over Sharia law

By Marcus Dysch, June 13, 2014

The Holocaust Educational Trust has relocated its annual dinner from the Dorchester hotel as calls to boycott the venue grow.

The charity said it was fundamentally at odds with the repressive Sharia laws introduced by Dorchester owner the Sultan of Brunei in the south east Asia kingdom.

HET’s fundraising event will instead be moved to a new venue.

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Are we really more selfish?

By Jonathan Boyd, June 12, 2014

Are British Jews becoming more materialistic and selfish? When Steven Lewis, Chairman of Jewish Care, suggested last week that they may be, it should have raised a red flag across the community.

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Jews top Anthony Nolan bone marrow donor register

By Rosa Doherty, June 10, 2014

Jewish areas in London have the highest concentration of stem cells donors, according to the Anthony Nolan charity.

The charity has mapped its register of bone marrow donors for the first time, and shows Finchley and Golders Green as the area with the most donors, with Hendon second.

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King David pupils make a meal of helping out

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 9, 2014

A fundraising drive by Manchester King David pupils has raised enough to provide lunch for a year for 150 impoverished Israeli children.

Year nine pupils in Israel last week as part of the school’s annual visit also helped the Leket charity to distribute some of the food they have sponsored.

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Steven Lewis's vital debate

June 6, 2014

The direct language used by Steven Lewis might not be to everyone’s taste. But, in describing the community as more “materialistic and selfish” than ever before, he certainly guarantees a much-needed debate. And it is important — vital, even — that his main point is not lost in the controversy that will inevitably follow his broadside against his fellow Jews.

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We're all becoming too selfish, says Jewish Care charity boss

By Sandy Rashty, June 6, 2014

Jewish Care chairman Steven Lewis has accused British Jews of being more "materialistic and selfish" than ever before.

Mr Lewis, who has chaired the UK's largest communal welfare organisation since 2011, said: "I think we live in a society that is materialistic, which has become more selfish.

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Jewish Care charity chair steps out of the shadows

By Sandy Rashty, June 6, 2014

Steven Lewis, the chairman of Jewish Care and a trustee of the Jewish Leadership Council, does not like the limelight - he never has.

But after an "off-the-record" chat at a fundraiser and a nudge from his press representative, he agrees to an interview at the charity's flagship campus in Golders Green, north-west London.

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Wizo send £1.7m to Israel

June 2, 2014

Wizo UK sent £1.7 million to Israel in the the past year in support of 100 projects aiding vulnerable families and children, the organisation reported to its annual general meeting.

New Board of Deputies chief executive Gillian Merron was guest speaker at the event, discussing her background and the moments which shaped her career.

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Sarah Vine: 'My life with Gove'

June 2, 2014

Daily Mail journalist Sarah Vine has revealed that being married to Education Secretary Michael Gove is “like being a single mother” because he travels so much for his work.

Ms Vine was being interviewed at the Emunah Summer Lunch by Sky News presenter Samantha Simmonds.

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Chai motivates its young supporters

By Sandy Rashty, May 29, 2014

More than 60 young professionals attended a motivational seminar at the Chai cancer charity campus in Hendon, where they were encouraged to act on their ambitions - whether launching a business or writing a book - by ex-JFS student and motivational speaker Nigel Risner.

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