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.


Mexican rave benefits Young MDA

By Jennifer Lipman, September 27, 2011

More than 450 young professionals headed west on Saturday for an evening of Mexican themed merriment.

The Young Magen David Adom committee staged an end of summer fiesta at a bar in Kensal Rise.

Despite the temperature in the venue rising to central American levels, the crowd was kept happy with shots of tequila and the music of mariachi and samba bands.

Some £8,000 was raised for life-s


Clubhouse off to a flyer

By Jessica Elgot, September 27, 2011

Twenty daring volunteers leapt out of a plane to raise £24,000 for a charity helping disadvantaged Jewish teenage boys.

Ari Leaman of the Boys' Clubhouse in Hendon said participants in the Cambridgeshire skydive included staff, former service users and friends.

Proceeds will go towards providing an activity and training service for around 50 youngsters dealing with drug addiction, homelessn


Norwood chief seeks to preserve services

By Barry Toberman, September 27, 2011

At a time of restricted finances, new Norwood chief executive Elaine Kerr will bring to the role invaluable experience of getting the utmost out of a budget.

During her five years in the top job at Chai Cancer Care, the charity has expanded services and experienced almost a four-fold increase in clientele, yet spending has risen only by around 50 per cent.