Boris a big seller in photo auction

By Zoe Winograd, June 10, 2013

Encouraging bidders at an auction of images of the Jewish East End from the 1970s, Boris Johnson told guests at Forman’s Fish Island Gallery in Hackney: “These are historical photographs.”


Art House in the frame

By Barry Toberman, June 5, 2013

There is even greater incentive for creative talents to enter this year’s Art House contest run by the London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green.

For not only will the best entries be part of a seven-week exhibit at LJCC — the three pieces selected as the pick of the crop will earn the artists prizes of £2,000, £1,000 and £500.


Charities to raise cash for Arab healthcare

By Dan Goldberg, May 31, 2013

Hundreds of critically ill Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza will have access to improved healthcare under a landmark collaboration between a Jewish and Christian organisation in Australia.


A healthy Bupa running total for Camp Simcha

By Zoe Winograd, May 30, 2013

Camp Simcha supporters have raised £18,000 by taking part in the Bupa 10 kilometre run in London .

The efforts of the 18 runners will help the Hendon-based charity support children with serious or life threatening illnesses and their families .


Girl ‘so naive she didn’t know she was raped’

By Anna Sheinman, May 30, 2013

A naive young girl who did not know what the word “rape” meant because of her sheltered religious upbringing was sexually abused by the “monster of her living nightmare”, a court heard this week.


Cardiff home improvements

By Cathy Forman, May 27, 2013

The first phase of a £4.7 million redevelopment of Penylan House Jewish nursing home in Cardiff has been finished.

Twenty-eight residents — half of them Jewish — have moved from the old building to the new 30-bedroom facility.


Arab students aided by Pears Foundation £100,000 grant

By Simon Rocker, May 24, 2013

A Jewish-run charity in the UK has pledged £100,000 to a project benefiting Arab students, one that a leading Israeli economist has described as vital to the future of his country.


Charity Commission rejects claim against JNF

By Marcus Dysch, May 23, 2013

The Charity Commission has rejected a campaign group’s claim that the JNF should be stripped of its charitable status.

But the Commission will question JNF trustees on whether aspects of its work breach equality laws by dealing differently with Israelis and Palestinians.


Stop the stoppers

May 23, 2013

Under its previous chairman, Dame Suzi Leather, the Charity Commission often behaved as if it was in thrall to whatever was the latest fashionable cause.