Charity

Anger over shuls' invite to Galliano

By Rosa Doherty, May 7, 2015

Synagogue members have threatened to boycott an event featuring disgraced fashion designer John Galliano.

He is due to speak on a panel at the session hosted by three central London synagogues later this month.

The event is the first in the Connect series, an educational partnership between the Central, Western Marble Arch and New West End synagogues, sponsored by the Chief Rabbinate.

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She's a fast finisher at the double

By JCReporter, May 4, 2015

Sara Black's London finish in 3:27 came six days after she completed the Boston Marathon suffering from hypothermia.

"I actually don't feel too bad," said the 42-year-old mother-of-three. "I felt terrible after Boston. At mile 20 in London, I did find myself saying: 'I can't complete this.' But after pulling off to the side I hobbled to the finish line. I thought: 'I've got to do it.'"

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How I survived a poverty diet living below the line

By Rosa Doherty, May 1, 2015

For the past five days, I have given up chocolate, biscuits and crisps — but not in a bid to lose weight.

I have been taking part in Live Below the Line, a national challenge in which 17,000 people across the country attempt to survive on £1 a day to raise awareness about global poverty.

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London Marathon 2015

April 29, 2015

Over £250,000 was raised for Jewish charities in this year's London Marathon, which took place on Sunday 26 April

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My week of living below the poverty line: day one

By Rosa Doherty, April 27, 2015

Armed with my Live Below the Line information pack provided by Tzedek, and full to the brim of recipe ideas, and shopping list I set off for my local supermarket fiver in hand.

My task – to help draw attention to the 1.2 billion people who live in extreme poverty, where £1 has to cover a lot more than just food and drink each day.

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Charity will lose money after decision to hold London Marathon on Pesach

By Josh Jackman, April 27, 2015

A Jewish charity has warned that it will lose out on thousands of pounds worth of donations after it was revealed that next year’s London Marathon will be run on the second day of Pesach.

Marathon organisers announced yesterday that 2016’s event will take place on April 24, when observant Jewish runners will not be able to take part.

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Baron David de Rothschild warns over terrorism and internet hate

By Sandy Rashty, April 23, 2015

Baron David de Rothschild has warned about the threat of terrorism and spread of hate messages on the internet.

Speaking to a 280-strong audience at the UJIA charity’s Yom Ha’atzmaut business breakfast on Thursday, the banker and senior figure in the French Jewish community warned about the rise of people engaging in terrorist activities in Western countries.

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Ros Altmann: 'Orthodox Jewish women can take leadership roles'

By Sandy Rashty, April 21, 2015

Ros Altmann will take up a ministerial position “at the heart of government” if the Conservatives are elected to power, the prime minister has announced.

Dr Altmann, who will sit as minister with responsibility for financial consumer protection and financial education, will also be made a Tory peer irrespective of the election outcome on May 7.

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Mum's the word for MDA donor

April 20, 2015

To celebrate the 100th birthday of his mother, Magen David Adom UK’s vice-president, Irving Carter, dedicated his 11th ambulance to MDA at a Tel Aviv ceremony attended by family and friends. The event also included the dedication of a bomb shelter by Maurice and Frances Berman.

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Hollywood to make film about former JFS pupil and mental health

By Sandy Rashty, April 16, 2015

Hollywood producers are in talks to make a film about a former JFS boy who tried to commit suicide, it has been revealed.

Jonny Benjamin launched a nationwide search to find the stranger who stopped him jumping off Waterloo Bridge last year.

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