Mitzvah Day has a lot on its plate

By Sandy Rashty, July 8, 2013

High-end Mayfair tableware store Thomas Goode was the unlikely venue for a Mitzvah Day fundraiser on Tuesday evening.


Star-studded start for JW3

By Jennifer Lipman, July 5, 2013

Prominent figures from culture and the media, including actress Zoë Wanamaker and former Times editor James Harding, will be welcomed to London’s new Jewish community centre when it opens later this year.

After a decade of anticipation, planning and construction, JW3 will formally open in north-west London’s Finchley Road on September 29.


Emunah chair playing the generation game

July 1, 2013

Hilary Pearlman wants to encourage the next generation of Emunah women, having assumed the charity’s chairmanship at its annual meeting.


Boycott goes into bat for Leeds charity

By John Fisher, July 1, 2013

Yorkshire cricketing legend Geoffrey Boycott doubtless had some trenchant opinions on England’s failure to capitalise on a winning position in Sunday’s Champions Trophy final against India. But instead of sharing them with BBC radio listeners, he was supporting the Leeds communal six-a-side cricket tournament, held in the grounds of Harewood House stately home.


How the work of Odessa children’s home touched the heart of duchess

By Zoe Winograd, June 27, 2013

Invited to the May fundraising dinner of the British support group for the Tikva children’s home in Odessa, the Duchess of York was so moved by the stories of its work that she asked the charity if she could visit.


£33,000 makes a good row worth it

By Sandy Rashty, June 24, 2013

Eight Hertfordshire thirty- and fortysomethings rowed the Channel to raise over £33,000 for a breast cancer awareness charity.


Giving it all away

June 20, 2013

We make no apology for writing more or less the same leader at this time every year. Because every year the same thing demands to be said.


Express delivery: Richard Desmond's mission to rabbi’s Pinsk orphanage

By Richard Desmond, June 20, 2013

Throughout my life, I have always felt a responsibility to help many charities — UK based, those in Third World countries and Jewish causes worldwide. Rarely a day passes when I don’t get a call from someone telling me about another commendable organisation that needs help — and they all genuinely do.


Sandé sings for record-breaking £4.2m Jewish Care dinner

By Barry Toberman, June 20, 2013

A short closing set by British pop sensation Emeli Sandé sent the 1,200 guests at Jewish Care’s campaign dinner home with a song in their hearts. But the greatest hit for the welfare charity’s chiefs was the subsequent announcement of record £4.2 million proceeds from the event, held at Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane.


Norwood open to challenges

June 17, 2013

Thirty-two women aged from late-30s to 70-plus have completed Stanmore Synagogue’s first “Batmitzvah Two” programme, spearheaded by rebbetzen Aviva Landau.

Most of the participants in the comprehensive six-week course had felt a sense of loss at not having had a batmitzvah in their youth.