Lottery windfall aids Leeds job scheme

By John Fisher, November 18, 2013

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board has received £137,000 from the Big Lottery Fund towards Neshama Works, a project helping those with mental health problems to find employment through education and training. There will also be volunteering opportunities.

Neshama will approach employers to seek out job and mentoring possibilities.


Sir Tom Jones helps Norwood rock to the tune of £3.2 million

By Barry Toberman, November 14, 2013

Nothing beats a practical demonstration of a charity’s work. And, with a little help from Sir Tom Jones, drummer Saul Zur-Szpiro supplied it to the 1,100 guests at Norwood’s annual dinner on Monday, which raised £3.2 million for its work with children, families and those with learning difficulties.


Rabbi Neuberger plea on immigrants

By Sandy Rashty, November 13, 2013

Baroness Julia Neuberger says the Jewish community must speak out more on behalf of immigrants, and should welcome the Romanians and Bulgarians expected to arrive in the UK next year.


IDF heads to Philippines to help storm survivors

By Sandy Rashty, November 12, 2013

Israeli rescue forces and Jewish aid groups have been dispatched to the Philippines to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

The storm swept through the eastern seaboard of the Philippines, before heading west and hitting six central Philippine islands. At least 10,000 people are believed to have been killed.


Jewish charity launches appeal for victims of Philippines typhoon

By Sandy Rashty, November 11, 2013

A British Jewish charity has launched an emergency appeal for the victims of the violent storm in the Philippines .

World Jewish Relief, which offers international support to Jewish and non-Jewish organisations, plan to send aid to the south-east Asian country, where 9.5 million people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan.


Tevye takes time out for charity

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 11, 2013

Paul Michael Glaser treated a Jewish audience to insights into his career at a fundraiser for Manchester Jewish Community Care.

The actor was taking time out from his starring role in a touring version of Fiddler on the Roof — which is currently at Salford’s Lowry Theatre. He answered questions from MJCC deputy chairman Jeff Lewis before an audience of 80 invited guests at the theatre.


Rabbiting on benefits Nightingale residents

By Charlotte Oliver, November 11, 2013

Things were hopping at Nightingale House last Thursday as the Clapham care home introduced six new residents to launch its farm — four rabbits and two guinea pigs.


Welfare chief's hospice role

By John Fisher, November 11, 2013

Rebecca Weinberg, who is standing down as Leeds Jewish Welfare Board chief executive, has been appointed chair of the local St Gemma’s Hospice.

Located in the Moortown suburb, it is the largest hospice in Yorkshire, assisting more than 2,500 people last year.


Going pop at Langdon

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 11, 2013

Manchester MP Hazel Blears opened a pop-up shop in Salford’s Eccles centre which will provide retail experience for students at Langdon College, helping those with learning difficulties.


Our voluntary CSR work pays dividends

By Rosa Doherty, November 4, 2013

Amy Woolf neatly places her heels under her desk. She is leaving the office to volunteer at Jewish Care’s resident Rubens House for people with dementia.

Her employer, corporate auditor KPMG, is one of many UK companies encouraging employees to set aside working hours to volunteer at charities of their choice as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility drive (CSR).