Charity sued for $5m over Madoff cash

By Nathalie Rothschild, October 19, 2011

The liquidator of former stockbroker Bernard Madoff's firm has sued the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged for $5.2 million.

It is one of hundreds of "clawback" suits filed by bankruptcy trustee Irving Picard in order to recover assets lost through Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

Mr Picard said he is entitled to claim back fictitious profits made by the Jewish Association over six years.


Photo finish for Emunah

October 11, 2011

British Emunah marked the completion of the Lady J Family Support and Day Care Centre in Akko by presenting a photo album to Shoshana Turner, daughter of the late Lord and Lady Jakobovits, at the charity's Hendon headquarters.

Lady Jakobovits was British Emunah's life president and a staunch supporter of its work in Israel.

More than £260,000 raised by UK donors has enabled the northern Isr


Sephardim in the Wood

October 6, 2011

More than 170 people attended the launch dinner of the Borehamwood Sephardi congregation at Yavneh College.

There were speeches from Sephardi leaders and an auction helped swell the proceeds to in excess of £10,000. Services are being held weekly at Allum Hall, Borehamwood.


Leaving gift to UJIA is a £15k party

October 6, 2011

Before moving back to Australia next month, former Y-UJIA fundraising committee chair Laurence Marshbaum wanted to stage a final charitable event for UJIA.

So together with friends Sara Simmonds and Sarah Sopher, the 30-year-old put on a cocktails and canapés event at Mortons private members' club in Mayfair.


Solictor takes on challenging brief

October 6, 2011

A Finchley solicitor with an incurable degenerative disorder of the nervous system is gearing up for a 380-kilometre Norwood cycling challenge in Israel.

Douglas Silas, 44, was diagnosed with the rare cerebellar ataxia in 2004.


Fore-play aids Chai activities

October 6, 2011

There was more than charitable incentive at the second Golf Fore Chai day, held at the Hartsbourne club in Bushey.

A Land Rover Freelander was the prize for a hole-in-one and although no one achieved it, the efforts of the 90 competitors raised more than £35,000 for the cancer charity.

The day included a lunch, followed by an auction, with VIP tickets to a George Michael concert and a priva


Glimpse into a positive Redbridge future

By Simon Rocker, October 6, 2011

Redbridge parents enjoyed a glimpse of the future as plans for the new Ilford Jewish Primary School were displayed at Monday's launch of the biggest Jewish capital project in the area.

The primary will be re-sited on the grounds of King Solomon High School, creating a campus for more than 1,400 children aged two to 19.


El Al helps three charities

October 6, 2011

El Al frequent flyers will be helping three charities under a new scheme introduced by Israel's national airline. Five per cent of points earned through the Matmid club will go to the Make a Wish Foundation, helping terminally ill children; Wellbeing of Israel's soldiers; and Birthright, which takes young diaspora Jews on trips to Israel.


MDA pledge for Israel's Holocaust survivors

By Jennifer Lipman, October 6, 2011

Holocaust survivors living in Israel and in need of emergency medical care will no longer have to worry about finding the money thanks to the efforts of Magen David Adom donors in Britain and France.

The contribution, which affects the more than 240,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel, was revealed at Britain's annual MDA dinner in London on Wednesday.


Israeli general to test universal jurisdiction reform

By Jennifer Lipman, October 4, 2011

The Israeli army general whose planned visit to Britain five years ago sparked a campaign to change the law on universal jurisdiction is finally to complete his aborted journey.