Keep volunteering after acid attack, says charity boss

By Anna Sheinman, August 15, 2013

A major Jewish volunteering charity has urged young Jews to continue to work on projects abroad following the acid attacks on two young aid workers in Zanzibar.

Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee, both 18 and from north-west London, will undergo surgery after sulphuric acid was thrown at them by two men on a moped in Zanzibar, East Africa.


Saatchi’s big art sell-off

August 8, 2013

Millionarie art collector Charles Saatchi is to auction 50 of his best-known sculptures and installations.

Proceeds will support continued free entry at the Saatchi Gallery in London and free programmes for schools.


On a high street near you - artworks by Lucian Freud and Anish Kapoor

By Josh Jackman, August 8, 2013

Art by Anish Kapoor and Lucian Freud will be seen by millions of people in a nationwide exhibition.

Freud’s paintings, Man’s Head (Self Portrait I) and Girl with a Kitten, as well as Kapoor’s sculpture As if to Celebrate, I Discovered a Mountain Blooming with Red Flowers will be among 57 artworks displayed on 22,000 billboards across the UK as part of the Art Everywhere project.


Emunah's teen team in Israel

August 5, 2013

Twenty-two Bnei Akiva members will spend a fortnight volunteering at the Emunah children’s home in Afula, northern Israel, on the movement’s Kaytana scheme, now in its third year.


Housing chief goes in Leeds

By John Fisher, July 29, 2013

Mystery surrounds the sudden departure of Leeds Jewish Housing Association chief executive Darren Cooper.

LJHA chair Stephen Lewis said the move had been unexpected, stating: “Mr Cooper has left his position by mutual consent. We wish him well in the future.” He declined to add to the statement.

Until a successor is appointed, Mr Lewis will act as interim leader of the association.


Money by moonlight for Kisharon

July 29, 2013

More than 60 women and girls took a late-night stroll at the weekend to raise £25,000 for Kisharon, which helps children and adults with learning disabilities.


We must help our youth source jobs

By Zaki Cooper, July 25, 2013

When Lord Sacks rose from the red benches of the Upper Chamber to initiate a debate on “Business and Society” last month, he honed in on the problem of youth unemployment. He asked whether we were “condemning a significant proportion of young people to a future in which they will never find work”.


We're raising dough for WJR

July 22, 2013

In support of World Jewish Relief’s welfare programmes in Eastern Europe, more than 1,000 people have attended Big Bagel gatherings nationwide.

The bagel-themed socials — held in a variety of settings — also served as information events about the work of the charity in the former Soviet Union. Over £20,000 has been raised from some 20 socials.


Leeds welfare boss to quit

By John Fisher, July 22, 2013

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board chief executive Rebecca Weinberg has announced that she will be stepping down in a year’s time, giving the trustees time to recruit her successor.


Northern welfare charities in 'discreet' merger talks

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 22, 2013

Manchester’s two major Jewish welfare charities have said they will have to consider merger, offer services to greater numbers of non-Jews and attract more communal support for their welfare operations to remain viable.