Entwine linking to UK for overseas aid

By Zoe Winograd, May 13, 2013

A scheme to encourage more young UK Jews to engage in overseas aid has been launched in London.


Long-time Nightingale chief is to stand down

May 13, 2013

Nightingale Hammerson chief executive Leon Smith will step down at the end of 2013 after more than 40 years with the care home charity. He will become an external ambassador for Nightingale.


Drugsline charity relaunches

By Anna Sheinman, May 10, 2013

Drugsline, the UK’s only Jewish charity dedicated to helping substance abusers, has reopened thanks to a new partnership with Norwood.

The charity will be working in seven schools — including King Solomon High School in Ilford and Hasmonean High School — to teach pupils about addiction to drugs, alcohol and gambling.


Oxfam has crossed ‘red line’ on Board project

By Marcus Dysch, May 9, 2013

Oxfam’s continued affiliation with a Palestinian charity could jeopardise its joint anti-hunger project with the Board of Deputies, it can be revealed.

A Board committee concluded on Tuesday that Oxfam’s decision to continue funding the West Bank-based Miftah group had “crossed a red line” in the relationship between the Jewish organisation and the NGO.


Generous George has it all on tap

By Zoe Winograd, May 6, 2013

A New West End Synagogue barmitzvah boy has dedicated the year of his coming of age to raising £65,000 to assist communities without access to “safe water”.


Students raise £1,000-plus for charity at ‘secret’ venue

By Marcus Dysch, May 2, 2013

Defiant students raised more than £1,000 for Jewish and Israeli charities after ensuring their annual ball went ahead despite attempts from anti-Israel groups to stop it.

St Andrews University Jewish Society was forced to relocate its event after the St Andrews Golf Hotel cancelled its booking with only 48 hours’ notice.


James Corden helps the fed to raise £1 million

By Cathy Forman, May 2, 2013

Actor and presenter James Corden told the 600 guests at the annual dinner of the Fed how the work of the Manchester welfare charity resonated with him. Addressing the audience he said that he was “happy to support the charity as my mum and sister are both social workers, so I’m well aware of the struggles they face and the funds that they need”.

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Film charity win

May 2, 2013

A charity set up to encourage young Israeli, Palestinian and Rwandan film-makers has won an American award for philanthropy. Films Without Borders, founded by documentary producer Jill Samuels, beat Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution group to scoop the Britweek UKTI Business Innnovation award at a ceremony in Los Angeles.


Changing lives Langdon style

By Zoe Winograd, April 29, 2013

The life-changing work of Langdon was highlighted at the educational charity’s dinner at London’s Grosvenor House on Monday, where Lord Grade was the guest of honour and which raised £410,000.


Good Guy's Nepal legacy

By Zoe Winograd, April 29, 2013

Thirty-one friends and family of an East Finchley 25-year-old who died in a paragliding accident two years ago travelled to Nepal to help lay the foundations of one of three early childhood development centres being built in his memory.