Charity

Soup kitchens charity spices up team

July 21, 2011

The UK arm of Israeli soup kitchens charity Hazon Yeshaya has appointed Spencer Gelding and Yael Simon as co-directors to professionalise its operations. The new team was introduced to supporters at a garden party hosted by Joy and Malcolm Lyons.

A former student chaplain who has lived in New, York, Leeds, Bristol and London, Mrs Simon was formerly Laniado UK chief executive.

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Sonnie reaches cut-off point

By Jay Grenby, July 21, 2011

A Wolfson-Hillel Primary pupil is less hirsute and an Israeli charity better off this week after a ceremonial haircutting at the school.

Sonnie Carlebach, 11, from Woodside Park had grown his hair for two years to donate to Zichron Menachem, which provides made-to-measure wigs for children who have lost their hair during cancer treatment.

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Cut brings a hot profit

July 21, 2011

The cuts hit home for Sukkat Shalom Reform's Rabbi Larry Becker, who had his beard shaved off at its summer tea party in aid of the Wanstead congregation's heating fund.

Sukkat Shalom meets in a 170-year-old listed building - formerly the Wanstead Hospital Chapel - and there have been problems with the heating system.

Some 125 members and their families attended the event, at which Jack Petc

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JBD digs deep for disabled housing scheme

By Barry Toberman, July 21, 2011

There was relief, as well as evident satisfaction, as Jewish Blind and Disabled chief executive Hazel Kaye donned hard hat and fluorescent security jacket on Tuesday at the site of its £10 million project in Bushey.

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Boris says Wohl campus sets care 'benchmark'

By Jessica Elgot, July 21, 2011

Boris Johnson did not take his bike to the official opening of Jewish Care's £44 million Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus - and might well have regretted it.

The London Mayor arrived 30 minutes late, having travelled on the Northern line to Golders Green, but steadfastly refused to blame Transport for London.

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Homes scheme at cemetery

July 15, 2011

Manchester's Jewish cemeteries are seeing through major repairs and redevelopment.

Crumpsall burial board members hope local councillors will not oppose a planning application submitted last week which would lead to £75,000 worth of repair work to the ageing ohel, paths and grounds.

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King David on CD

July 15, 2011

A CD has been released by the Manchester King David High chamber choir to help raise money for its musical activities.

Rhythm of Life was recorded in May by Steve Portnoi, a producer for the Manchester's Halle orchestra.The 19 tracks range from from pop and jazz to medieval and contemporary classical, performed by 30 GCSE and A-level students.

Head of music Trevor Siemens said proceeds would

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Langdon goes shopping for advancement

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 15, 2011

A funding freeze for special needs education has prompted Manchester's Langdon College to open its first charity shop to expand opportunities for students.

The move comes as the college prepares for an increase to 23 students after its September intake.

Plans for the shop were announced to civic dignitaries and parents at an open evening in Radcliffe yesterday.

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Coasting through Norwood's challenge

July 14, 2011

A pedal powered £250,000 was generated for Norwood, the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Down's Syndrome Association on Sunday as more than 1,300 cyclists joined the annual Capital to Coast challenge.

Cyclists aged from eight to 76 had the choice of a 60-mile ride from Thames Ditton to the Hove seafront, a circular 60-mile Hove to Hove route, or a half-distance option taking them from Haywards He

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Tokens are a gift to Wizo money-making

By Jenni Frazer, July 14, 2011

Wizo UK's annual Rebecca Sieff Day this year showcased the charity's latest initiative - Wizo gift tokens.
Intended as a fundraising alternative to the usual gifts of wine or chocolates to a host or hostess, the gift tokens will be fully launched nationally in September.

But they were unveiled for the first time in London, at a lunch to honour stalwart members who have raised thousands of poun

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