Third Leeds care boss quits

By John Fisher, September 16, 2013

The three major Leeds Jewish welfare organisations are seeking new chief executives following the sudden resignation “for personal reasons” of Carol Whitehead, CEO of the Donisthorpe Hall residential home.


Camp Simcha sees benefits of advisory role

September 16, 2013

Parents with a sick child can now seek assistance from a Jewish charity in accessing the benefits they are entitled to.

Camp Simcha — supporting children with serious illness and their families — now has a benefits adviser, Anne Shine. Another addition to its operations is a tutoring service for children facing interrupted schooling because of their illness.


Kisharon's moving experience

September 16, 2013

Special needs charity Kisharon is moving its Stamford Hill base to the Yad Voezer Community Centre to enhance provision of facilities for Jewish adults with learning difficulties.


Charity fundraiser avoids jail over death of cyclist

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 12, 2013

A woman who raised thousands of pounds for Jewish charities has escaped jail for accidentally killing a great-grandmother with her Porsche sports car.

Tracy Capal, from Whitefield in north Manchester, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention at Chester Crown court.


World Jewish Relief: It’s our duty to act on Syria

By Sandy Rashty, September 12, 2013

A UK-based Jewish charity has launched an appeal to help tens of thousands of civilians affected by the civil war in Syria.

The fundraising drive by World Jewish Relief (WJR) makes the charity the latest in a growing number of Jewish organisations around the world seeking to assist the innocent victims of the war.


Jewish charity launches appeal for Syrian refugees

By Sandy Rashty, September 10, 2013

A UK-based Jewish charity has launched an appeal to support civilians affected by the civil war in Syria.

World Jewish Relief (WJR) set up the appeal this week as part of a global effort to provide medical supplies, housing and food to Syrian children who have fled to a refugee camp in Jordan. More than 120,000 Syrian refugees are currently at the Za’atari camp.


Langdon going into print

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 9, 2013

Special needs educator Langdon College has set up an online printing business after receiving a £25,000 grant.


I'm back to school with Emunah help

September 9, 2013

Emunah has an appositely themed Rosh Hashanah project — a back-to-school appeal which it is hoped will raise £40,000 for disadvantaged children in Israel.

British Emunah chair Hilary Pearlman said: “At the start of the school year, the children in our care need us to provide many of the items that others take for granted.


Manchester reports child abuse increase

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 9, 2013

Manchester’s largest Jewish welfare charity is dealing with a “dramatic rise” in child abuse cases.

The Fed has revealed that the number of youngsters it deals with who require child protection measures and local authority intervention has doubled to 40.


All Aboard charity shops 'struggle' as recession hits

By Marcus Dysch, September 4, 2013

Britain’s leading Jewish charity shop organisation is struggling in the face of unprecedented challenges, the chairman of its trustees has reported.

The All Aboard stores are a familiar sight for shoppers especially on London’s high streets, but the impact of the recession and the growth of online businesses has hit profit margins, Jeffrey Pinnick said.