Charity

Manchester leaders get royal date

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 29, 2012

Manchester Jewish communal personalities were guests at a royal lunch during the Queen's visit to the city on her diamond jubilee tour.

In addition to Manchester City Council chief executive Sir Howard Bernstein, diners included Jeremy Myers, who has championed pride in the city since organising a major clean-up following last summer's riots.

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MDA treats community to first aid instruction

March 29, 2012

In Israel Magen David Adom is responsible for all first aid training. Now new MDA UK chair Henry Ejdelbaum wants the charity to assume responsibility for first aid instruction within the community.

"Charities are good at taking," he said. "Raising money is what we do best.

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Norwood artists get West End stage

By Jennifer Lipman, March 29, 2012

Nestled between a rare Andy Warhol print, glassworks by Dale Chihuly and sculptures by Lorenzo Quinn at London's Halcyon Gallery last Thursday were more than 40 paintings and pieces by some lesser known talents - residents of Norwood's Ravenswood Village and others supported by the charity.

Bright handprints and butterflies, an abstract self-portrait, a colourful image of rockets firing into t

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Maitlis: Langdon residents are big news

By Barry Toberman, March 29, 2012

Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith and Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks were among the speakers at Monday's Langdon dinner at the Savoy.

But the real stars of the show were the Langdon residents who addressed the 350 diners, demonstrating how the charity enables young adults with mild-to-moderate learning difficulties to lead independent and productive lives.

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On the run

March 22, 2012

Five Cambridge University students took time away from their their studies last week to run the Jerusalem half-marathon in support of an Israeli charity helping special needs children from any religion.

Running in torrential rain - and even a few snowflakes - Jesus College students David Shaw and Dan Barnett led the group, finishing in under two hours.

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Outcry over 'one-sided' Palestinian meeting

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

Hackney Council has promised to tighten bookings procedures after a complaint about a pro-Palestinian event held in one of its libraries on Tuesday night.

Martin Sugarman, chair of the Hackney Anglo-Israel Twinning Association, had called for the cancellation of the "one-sided" meeting at Dalston library, addressed by a group of visiting Palestinian women.

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On the run

March 22, 2012

Five Cambridge University students took time away from their their studies last week to run the Jerusalem half-marathon in support of an Israeli charity helping special needs children from any religion.

Running in torrential rain - and even a few snowflakes - Jesus College students David Shaw and Dan Barnett led the group, finishing in under two hours.

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Outcry over 'one-sided' Palestinian meeting

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

Hackney Council has promised to tighten bookings procedures after a complaint about a pro-Palestinian event held in one of its libraries on Tuesday night.

Martin Sugarman, chair of the Hackney Anglo-Israel Twinning Association, had called for the cancellation of the "one-sided" meeting at Dalston library, addressed by a group of visiting Palestinian women.

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Dame urges Israelis to donate

By Nathan Jeffay, March 22, 2012

Dame Stephanie Shirley, Britain's first Ambassador for Philanthropy, made her first visit to Israel this week, to address a conference of non-profit-making organisations in Jerusalem.

The 78-year-old millionairess, a kinderstransport refugee who made her fortune from her computing company, Xansa, said that her trip convinced her that Israel is a "wonderful country.

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Budget scare for charities over tax relief cap

By Jennifer Lipman, March 22, 2012

The chief executive of the Jewish Leadership Council has raised concerns about the impact on Jewish fundraising of the government's planned cap in tax relief claimed by charitable donors.

In Wednesday's Budget Chancellor George Osborne unveiled changes to the system that allows higher-rate taxpayers who donate to charity to reclaim some of the tax they would have paid, with some of it going to

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