NGOs urge EU to ban imports from Israeli settlements

By Anna Sheinman, November 1, 2012

Twenty-two organisations, including Christian Aid, The Methodist Church of England and the Church of Sweden have released a report recommending that the EU stops importing goods made in Israeli settlements.


Meir Panim raises £180K at gala dinner

October 25, 2012

Israeli food aid charity Meir Panim raised more than £180,000 from its second UK dinner, held at London’s Sheraton Park Lane Hotel and attended by 300 people.


Camp Simcha launches welfare partnership in Leeds

By John Fisher, October 25, 2012

A collaboration between Camp Simcha and Leeds Jewish Welfare Board will improve the quality of life for Jewish children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Kitty's Smile was launched on Sunday in memory of Kitty Doerfler, who was born with leukaemia and died, aged 15 months, in 2007. Kitty's mother Sarah said the family felt “incredibly blessed” at the naming.


Manchester diners raise £250,000 for Langdon

October 19, 2012

TV presenter Eamonn Holmes hosted Sunday’s dinner in aid of Langdon. Dinner chair Janice Livingstone said: “How fitting it is that in Langdon’s 21st year we are celebrating in Manchester where Langdon’s story began and continues to flourish.” The 500 guests at Lancashire County Cricket Club raised £250,000 for Langdon’s newest project, the Enterprise Centre



Teenage duo release song to raise money for cancer awareness

By Sandy Rashty, October 18, 2012

A teenage musical duo have raised £1100 for four cancer charities.

Max Gray, 15, and Francesca Harris, 14, recorded a song, I Can't Handle It, in support of Cure Cancer at UCL, Macmillan, Breast Cancer Care and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Max and Francesca were moved by the plight of Sandra Hamilton, 53, who has terminal non-hodgkins lymphoma.


'We don’t want to forget our heritage': Iraqi Jews raise funds for Babylonian centre

By Sandy Rashty, October 18, 2012

An evening of traditional Babylonian-inspired music was attended by 150 members of the Iraqi-Jewish community at Lauderdale Road Synagogue, Maida Vale.

“It’s a way to revitalise our past and promote Moreshet Babel music in the old Iraqi way,” explained synagogue elder Sabah Gabbay, who left Iraq more than 50 years ago. “We don’t want to forget our heritage.”


Jewellery designer raises funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital

By Sandy Rashty, October 18, 2012

A new line from a Hampstead jeweller is helping to raise funds for London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, where her daughter underwent life-saving treatment.

Annabel Bartfeld has raised £500 by donating £10 from each purchase from the jewellery range, whose pieces incorporate personalised photos and for which prices start at £95.


Holmes is ideal for Langdon as Manchester dinner raises £250k

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 18, 2012

There was a sporting theme to the first Manchester fundraising dinner for special needs charity Langdon, which raised £250,000.


Wayne Sleep judges charity dance contest at West London Synagogue

By Sandy Rashty, October 12, 2012

Wayne Sleep was among the judges at a Strictly Come Dancing-style contest at the West London Synagogue which raised £8,000 for charity.

Contestants aged from 30-73 took the floor in disciplines ranging from the tango to the rumba and quickstep. Francesca Canty and dance partner Toby Hine won the competition with their quickstep routine.


Israeli group threaten legal action against Australian charity

By Dan Goldberg, October 12, 2012

An Israeli-based group is threatening legal action against an Australian charity unless it immediately stops funding a Palestinian not-for-profit organisation that is alleged to be “an active arm” of a terror group proscribed under Australian law.