Charity

App launched to help Jewish charities

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 21, 2013

A Jewish team has developed a charity app which donates money every time someone shops at hundreds of major retailers — and will help Jewish charities, big and small.

Give4Sure can be downloaded to any mobile device or computer from a participating charity’s website, such as Chai Cancer Care, the first charity to run the service.

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Leading American aid agency launches UK initiative

By Simon Rocker, March 21, 2013

American Jewry’s premier international aid agency has launched a UK initiative to promote humanitarian work and global Jewish solidarity among young professionals.

JDC, the Joint Distribution Committee, is offering places on trips run by its young adult arm, Entwine, to learn about its overseas projects.

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Hammerson unveils £16m expansion scheme

By Barry Toberman, March 18, 2013

The Hammerson House care home in East Finchley has unveiled plans for a £16.5 million expansion and redevelopment project.

Hammerson — which last year merged with the Nightingale home in Clapham — will complete the scheme in two parts. A refurbishment of the property in The Bishops Avenue starts in May and is expected to take a year. The main building work will be from 2016-18.

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Rwanda welcomes FZY helpers

By Jennifer Lipman, March 18, 2013

British teenagers on a gap year in Israel have spent three weeks volunteering with orphans in Rwanda as part of FZY’s social action programme.

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Hill start assists job seekers

March 11, 2013

Finchley-based employment advice centre Resource has established a free support service in Stamford Hill.

The launch follows a successful pilot seminar run by Resource at the Brenner Community Centre which also involved Jewish Care and Agudas Israel Community Services.

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Safety first for teens

March 11, 2013

The Streetwise partnership between Maccabi GB and the Community Security Trust has launched a personal safety campaign for young Jews.

Featuring posters at primary and secondary schools, it offers advice on keeping valuables safe and avoiding attacks. The 2012 CST report included 55 antisemitic incidents affecting those of school age, 11 involving extreme violence, assault or theft.

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Staying Sharp to keep Emunah music prize in family

March 11, 2013

Eleven-year-old violinist Amos Sharp maintained a family tradition by winning the Emunah Young Musician of the Year final at the Royal College of Music on Sunday. His sister, cellist Anoushka Sharp, was the 2012 victor in the annual contest, organised in conjunction with the JC.

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‘I was helped — now I'm helping'

By Sandy Rashty, March 11, 2013

Hasmonean student Pini Stimler, 16, was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of four and has been in remission for eight years.

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Sammy stars as Camp Simcha makes £1 million

By Sandy Rashty, March 11, 2013

An eight-year-old boy with a rare and incurable inflammatory bowel disease was the star of the show at Camp Simcha’s London dinner on Monday, which raised over £1 million.

Sammy Bentwood last year appeared on the West End stage as the small boy in Billy Elliot and enthralled the 900-plus dinner guests with a performance of the musical’s top song, Electricity.

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'They have given us nice memories'

By Sandy Rashty, March 11, 2013

Tara Kar is grateful for the “practical support” from her Camp Simcha family liaison officer after her son Luca was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia at 18-months-old. Luca, who is now three, is in remission after undergoing chemotherapy treatment and a bone marrow transplant.

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