Charity

Wizo raises £50K at Sponsor A Child lunch

June 28, 2012

World Wizo chair Rivka Lazovsky has told British Wizo leaders that more than one million Israeli women rely on the charity for support on legal rights and other issues.

Addressing Wizo UK’s Sponsor A Child lunch, Ms Lazovsky said: “Despite Israel’s forward thinking democracy, women’s issues, particularly around domestic violence and equal opportunities, are still behind the times.

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League of Jewish Women restructures

June 28, 2012

Major changes to the structure of the League of Jewish Women will give a greater say to the grassroots membership.

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Langdon is open to Maccabi influence

By Barry Toberman, June 28, 2012

A communal partnership in support of young adults with moderate learning difficulties has been formally opened in Edgware.

Previously known as the Quadrant, Maccabi House is the latest Langdon educational and social project in north London and Manchester.

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Cycling rabbis have got Britain covered

June 28, 2012

Some saddle-sore rabbis from across the religious spectrum have raised money for food and environmental charities from a relay bike ride from Lands Ends to John O’Groats which will end before Shabbat.

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Getting their skates on in Leeds for Donisthorpe

By John Fisher, June 21, 2012

Clad in Lycra, sequins and spangles, the Leeds community’s skating stars took to the ice to help raise £55,000 for the Donisthorpe care home.

The dancers — who had just six months to become proficient — were part of the entertainment at the Skating on Ice gala dinner at the Leeds United Conference Centre, attended by 900 people.

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Luxembourg envoy welcomes Langdon cyclists

June 21, 2012

British Ambassador to Luxembourg Alice Walpole welcomed the four Langdon residents completing a four-day 275-mile sponsored bike ride from London. The quartet — James Manton, Guy Ben-David, Benjamin Kraus and Daniel Welck — enjoyed a celebratory picnic at the embassy.

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Young cyclists take a £60k ride for Norwood

June 14, 2012

Norwood’s combined junior bike ride, toddlerthon and fun day brought hundreds of families to the Haberdashers’ School in Elstree on Sunday.

Around 475 cyclists completed a five- or 10-mile off-road adventure, while the under-fours enjoyed the toddlerthon.

Bike rider Joshua Lipshaw was celebrating his seventh birthday and donated his birthday money to the charity.

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Prince Charles takes tea with WJR supporters

By Jessica Elgot, June 14, 2012

LEADERS and key funders of World Jewish Relief enjoyed an intimate kosher afternoon tea with the Prince of Wales at Clarence House on Wednesday to celebrate the Prince’s role in its Ukrainian livelihood development programme.

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UK appeal for Israeli Emunah home damaged by fire

June 14, 2012

British Emunah has launched an emergency appeal for Emunah’s Sarah Herzog Children’s Centre in Afula, following a fire last Friday evening. Although no one was hurt, the building sustained considerable damage.

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Queen's Award for Solihull and Glasgow charity

June 14, 2012

The Solihull Hebrew Congregation Thursday Club and Jewish Care Scotland’s Social Care Agency have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service — the MBE for volunteer groups.

Run by Rabbi Yehuda and Dinie Pink, the Thursday Club was recognised for providing support and a social hub for the local elderly.

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