Corden helps to raise £1m for the Fed

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 29, 2013

v Bafta award-winning actor and presenter James Corden told an audience of 600 in Manchester how the work of welfare charity the Fed resonated with him.


Board of Deputies link with Oxfam stays despite Miftah blog

By Marcus Dysch, April 25, 2013

Oxfam’s continued support for a Palestinian charity that published a blog invoking the antisemitic blood libel will not spark the termination of a controversial food poverty programme run jointly with the Board of Deputies.


Feeling blue but harmonious in Leeds

By John Fisher, April 22, 2013

Hopes for friendly ties between the Leeds Jewish and Muslim communities were expressed on Sunday at the unveiling of a Leeds Civic Trust blue plaque commemorating the establishment of the Ort Technical Engineering School.


Andrew Rosenfeld to be Labour Party's biggest donor

By Marcus Dysch, April 15, 2013

Former Jewish Care trustee Andrew Rosenfeld is to donate £1 million to the Labour Party to boost Ed Miliband's election campaign.

The sum follows a previous donation of £500,000 made by the property developer last year, and sees him overtake Harry Potter author JK Rowling to become the party's biggest donor, according to the Sunday Times.


Billion-dollar Cubist art gift by Estee Lauder boss

By Anna Sheinman, April 10, 2013

One billion dollars (£650m) of Cubist art has been donated to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York by Leonard Lauder, the chairman of Estee Lauder.

The cosmetics tycoon and philanthropist has given the museum his collection of 78 paintings, drawings and sculptures by Cubist artists.


Eight face oar-inspiring challenge

By Sandy Rashty, April 8, 2013

Eight men from the Hertfordshire suburbs will be rowing the Channel in aid of breast cancer awareness charity, Future Dreams.


Jose Dent: a blooming marvel

April 8, 2013

An English tea party was held at the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens to honour a Londoner who initiated a scholarship scheme which has enabled 100 young gardeners from all over the world to work at the gardens over the past 30 years.

Several former scholars were at the tea party, recognising the contribution of Jose Dent, founder and chair of the British Friends of the Botanical Gardens.


One Direction to funding

April 8, 2013

Harold Dagul’s grandchildren can meet One Direction. Amy Carbonne will be a behind the scenes VIP at Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday and another VIP experience awaits Elaine Hakim at a Manchester United home game.


Oxfam will continue to work with hate blog charity

By Anna Sheinman, April 4, 2013

Oxfam will continue to work with Miftah, a West Bank-based charity, despite the appearance of a blog post invoking the blood libel on the website of the Palestinian organisation.


Unsung charity hero reaps her reward

April 1, 2013

A mother-of-six who founded Camp Simcha, helping children with serious and life-threatening illness, is one of seven “unsung heroes” honoured by Barnet Council.

Rachely Plancey, 36, from Golders Green started Camp Simcha with husband Meir 16 years ago to support a few local families.