Giving Agudas housing a good name

By Anna Sheinman, October 14, 2013

A £2.6 million social housing project in Temple Fortune has been named after a murdered British yeshivah student who always tried to help people in need.

Shmuel Eliyahu Mett was stabbed to death in Jerusalem in 2005 on his way home from the Kotel. The murder was carried out by a Hamas supporter in revenge for the throwing of a pig’s head into a Jaffa mosque.


Community more likely to donate to Jewish charity

By Simon Rocker, October 4, 2013

It may hardly come as a surprise that Jews affiliated to Jewish organisations, or who have circles of Jewish friends, donate more to the Jewish community than those who do not have such connections.

But according to a new American study, Jews with active links to other Jews are also more likely to give to general, non-Jewish causes as well.


Jewish Care attacked over Wonga appearance

By Sandy Rashty, October 3, 2013

Jewish Care has defended its decision to host Wonga founder Errol Damelin as guest speaker for a fundraising event in the face of concern from some members of the community.


Idan Ofer donates £25 million to a London business school

By Sandy Rashty, October 2, 2013

Israeli-born billionaire Idan Ofer has donated £25 million to the London Business School – believed to be the largest single donation ever made to a UK business school.

Mr Ofer, 57, whose net worth is estimated at over £4 billion, graduated from the LBS with an MBA in the 1980s and went on to secure his fortune in shipping and energy.


Hospice helper nears £250,000 goal

By Sandy Rashty, September 30, 2013

A Hampstead grandmother is closing in on a £250,000 fundraising goal for the North London Hospice after a 20-year campaign.

Helen Bloom, 75, was originally inspired to support the hospice in appreciation of the care it provided to her late uncle Leslie Joseph before his death from cancer.


Students' standing start

By Anna Sheinman, September 30, 2013

Thirteen pre-university students have returned from a week-long intensive programme in Israel designed to make them better campus advocates for the country.


Oliver Sapier is the wheel thing

By John Fisher, September 30, 2013

As a thank you to a high dependency unit at Leeds Children’s Hospital, a 16-year-old with a rare stomach and bowel condition raised over £4,000 from a 100-kilometre charity cycle.

Leeds Grammar pupil Oliver Sapier spent much of his early life in hospital being fed through a machine. He suffered five bouts of septicaemia and underwent around 40 operations.


UK Jewish charities raising thousands for Syrians

By Sandy Rashty, September 24, 2013

Jewish charities in the UK have raised thousands of pounds to support Syrians fleeing the country’s civil war.


WJR raises £100,000 for Syrian refugees

By Sandy Rashty, September 23, 2013

A UK-based Jewish charity has raised £100,000 for Syrian refugees.

World Jewish Relief, which launched the emergency appeal two weeks ago, said the donations included £50,000 from the Pears Foundation.


What it means when your doctor says . . . . please be a jeans genius

September 18, 2013

Jeans for Genes Day takes place on Friday September 20; the simple initiative invites people to wear their jeans to work or school (probably not to shul though) in return for a donation. The vital funding from the day provides care and support of children with genetic disorders. This year, 23 charities will benefit from the funding including Jewish Genetic Disorders UK.