Oxfam accepts Board of Deputies' 'red lines'

By Marcus Dysch, January 11, 2013

Oxfam has confirmed that it will continue to work on a joint project with the Board of Deputies after accepting a series of “red lines” presented by the Jewish organisation.

There was confusion this week after a meeting between Board leaders and Oxfam’s Middle East director to discuss the Grow Tatzmiach food poverty programme ended without obvious agreement on the rules.


How charities are attracting the young generation

By Sandy Rashty, January 10, 2013

Cash-strapped charities are looking to the future by trying to attract the next generation of donors. But for now, involving the young is more important than the cash they contribute.


Oxfam project in chaos after secret meeting

By Marcus Dysch, January 10, 2013

Chaos surrounds the Board of Deputies’ proposed project with Oxfam after a secret meeting aimed at rescuing the plan, which has drawn huge opposition from some deputies, ended unresolved.


Tzedek enjoys moving experience

By Sandy Rashty, January 4, 2013

International aid charity Tzedek has relocated its offices from West Hampstead to central London.

Tzedek moved on Wednesday from JHub, which houses a variety of organisations committed to social action.

Chief executive Jude Williams said the move was a “very exciting step. We’ve spent the past four years at JHub — and before that we spent years working from someone’s home.


West Wing star supporting Jewish charity with Twitter pledge

By Jennifer Lipman, January 2, 2013

A Jewish actor of West Wing fame is raising money for a poverty relief charity by urging fans to donate in return for him following them on Twitter.


A full fun trip for Afula kids

December 24, 2012

Israeli youngsters from a children’s home in Afula were given a warm welcome when they arrived at Luton Airport on a freezing cold night last week.


Tears at Chai as tragic story is told

By Sandy Rashty, December 17, 2012

Guests at Monday’s Chai Cancer Care dinner were in tears as kosher caterer Jason Millan praised the support Chai had given to his late wife Nikki, who died last week.


New string to the bow of Emunah

December 17, 2012

The search for the next Emunah Young Musician of the Year is being extended to the regions.


Manchester's £11m care village

By Jonathan Kalmus, December 17, 2012

Manchester’s Morris Feinmann Home is planning an £11 million state-of-the-art care village at its Didsbury site.

The architecture, staffing and household structure will apply leading edge approaches to supporting people with a wide range of care needs. Communal facilities will include a kosher deli bistro, hair salon and exercise studio.


Tea parties boost infertility charity

By Sandy Rashty, December 14, 2012

An international fundraising event led by a Jewish charity providing support for couples with infertility problems was supported by 1,150 people from London to Switzerland.

Tea-ember – a transatlantic tea party initiative hosted in December – raised £15,000 for Chana by encouraging people to hold events and make a charitable donation.

One-hundred tea parties were held.