Norwood's special haul

By Sandy Rashty, September 16, 2013

Norwood and Ravenswood service users triumphed at the Special Olympics GB in Bath, achieving a 19-medal haul.

The 16 men and one woman ranged in age from 25 to 60 and participated in events from the long jump to the 400m sprint. Family and friends turned out to support them.


Chance encounter aids E-Buddy drive

By Sandy Rashty, September 16, 2013

Norwood has partnered with a leading law firm on a volunteering and specialist support initiative.
The link-up with City solicitors Clifford Chance has launched the E-buddy programme, designed to get vulnerable adults and corporate employees talking via email.


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.