Radio Jcom's healthy approach

By John Fisher, January 21, 2013

The 183 residents of the Donisthorpe home in Leeds will now be able to listen to the local Jcom radio station in the comfort of their rooms thanks to the installation of an intercom system.


Jobseekers charity launches salon

By Zoe Winograd, January 21, 2013

A charity helping Jewish jobseekers has gone into the beauty business.

On Tuesday, TrainE-TraidE opened its BeautE salon in conjunction with Jewish Care at the latter’s Golders Green campus.

TrainE-TraidE head of operations Debbie Sheldon said it had wanted to set up a health and beauty business “which would generate sustainable incomes for graduates of our holistic therapy courses.


Board of Deputies votes in favour of Oxfam project

By Marcus Dysch, January 20, 2013

A controversial joint anti-hunger project between the Board of Deputies and Oxfam will go ahead after deputies voted in favour of the scheme.

The Grow/Tatzmiach programme will bring Jewish campaigners together with experts from the NGO to tackle injustices in the international food system.


Charities face cash calamity

By Simon Rocker, January 17, 2013

Concern is growing that a rule change could threaten the charitable status of strictly Orthodox groups, costing them large amounts in tax relief.

It follows a decision by the Charity Commission to refuse registration to a Devon church owned by the Plymouth Brethren, a small Christian sect.


Oxfam accepts Board of Deputies' 'red lines'

By Marcus Dysch, January 11, 2013

Oxfam has confirmed that it will continue to work on a joint project with the Board of Deputies after accepting a series of “red lines” presented by the Jewish organisation.

There was confusion this week after a meeting between Board leaders and Oxfam’s Middle East director to discuss the Grow Tatzmiach food poverty programme ended without obvious agreement on the rules.


How charities are attracting the young generation

By Sandy Rashty, January 10, 2013

Cash-strapped charities are looking to the future by trying to attract the next generation of donors. But for now, involving the young is more important than the cash they contribute.


Oxfam project in chaos after secret meeting

By Marcus Dysch, January 10, 2013

Chaos surrounds the Board of Deputies’ proposed project with Oxfam after a secret meeting aimed at rescuing the plan, which has drawn huge opposition from some deputies, ended unresolved.


Tzedek enjoys moving experience

By Sandy Rashty, January 4, 2013

International aid charity Tzedek has relocated its offices from West Hampstead to central London.

Tzedek moved on Wednesday from JHub, which houses a variety of organisations committed to social action.

Chief executive Jude Williams said the move was a “very exciting step. We’ve spent the past four years at JHub — and before that we spent years working from someone’s home.


West Wing star supporting Jewish charity with Twitter pledge

By Jennifer Lipman, January 2, 2013

A Jewish actor of West Wing fame is raising money for a poverty relief charity by urging fans to donate in return for him following them on Twitter.


A full fun trip for Afula kids

December 24, 2012

Israeli youngsters from a children’s home in Afula were given a warm welcome when they arrived at Luton Airport on a freezing cold night last week.