Hair-raising experience aids Ghana schools' growth

By Josh Jackman, November 5, 2015

Charitable funding has been a hair-raising experience for Essex estate agent Adam Capal, who donned comic wigs every day in October in aid of Onechild Ghana, which supports 14 vocational schools.

His campaign, which to date has raised more than £1,800, took him to Leyton Orient's training ground, where former West Ham skipper Kevin Nolan and some of the League 2 side's players tried on some of


Savoy butler at Emunah

November 4, 2015

Sixty people got an insight into life at the Savoy Hotel when its head butler, Sean Davoren, spoke at a lunch organised by Miriam Moses Emunah Group. His primary role was to read guests’ minds and anticipate their
needs, while maintaining absolute discretion.


Israel's health minister visits community charities

By Cathy Forman, November 4, 2015

Yakov Litzman, Israel’s Minister of Health saw community charities in action while on a visit to the UK this week.


Martin Lewis donates £500,000 to money management advice scheme for foodbank users

By Rosa Doherty, October 30, 2015

Financial advice specialist and broadcaster Martin Lewis has donated £500,000 to a national project supporting foodbank users.

Mr Lewis’s donation to the Trussell Trust, which runs a network of more than 420 foodbanks across the UK, will go towards money management advice as part of the charity’s “More than Food” programme, addressing some of the underlying causes of food poverty.


Chief hails the 'extraordinary' 100,000

By Josh Jackman, October 29, 2015

Organisers of the second annual Shabbat UK weekend claim that more than 100,000 people attended synagogue services or took part in one of the 900 events held in more than 50 communities.


Luciana Berger joins MPs and community leaders to highlight importance of poverty charity’s work in Israel conflict

By Sandy Rashty, October 20, 2015

Shadow Mental Health Minister Luciana Berger spoke movingly at a reception for Israel poverty charity Manna Meir Panim, which was held in Parliament on Monday evening.


MDA is thankful for the big British contribution

By Sandy Rashty, October 15, 2015

The worsening situation in Israel gave added resonance to Monday's Magen David Adom UK dinner in central London, which raised £1.5 million for medical supplies and immediate response kits.

Israel's main emergency service relies on the diaspora to provide one-third of its annual $150 million (£98 million) budget.


Baroness Williams stresses importance of Jewish-Muslim interfaith initiatives

By Sandy Rashty, October 14, 2015

Baroness Williams stressed the importance of Jewish-Muslim interfaith initiatives in Britain in the wake of the increasing violence in Israel.


We've beaten Beckham to film prize

October 9, 2015

"Better than Beckham" is the claim of special needs charity Kisharon after its dinner appeal video scooped a major industry award for the second successive year.


Student rabbi makes the cut for charity

October 8, 2015

Trainee Progressive rabbi Hannah Kingston has had her flowing locks shorn to support the fight against childhood cancer.

The Leo Baeck College student explained that "on Rosh Hashanah last year, the bravest boy I know got diagnosed with stage-four Hodgkin's lymphoma. He spent the year undergoing treatment and lost his hair.