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.


Let’s spread the seasonal cheer

By Jo Hyams, December 14, 2012

'Tis the season, again. It might seem like only five minutes have gone by since last December, but here we are once more, with Slade on the radio crooning about how they wish it could be Christmas every day, snowy scenes in every advert (even though they were filmed in July) and Brent Cross packed with desperate present-buyers and shops full of sequined clothing.


Charity suspends donations until investigation concludes

By Simon Rocker and Noga Tarnopolsky, December 13, 2012

A British charity has suspended donations to a soup kitchen in Jerusalem after allegations that the manager of the kitchen had withdrawn money from its funds to buy a flat.

The UK Friends of Ichlu Re’im said that it “would not send further funds to support Ichlu Re’im until completion of all investigations”.


Hospice volunteer honoured

December 10, 2012

An Essex woman who has helped out at Romford’s Saint Francis Hospice for a quarter-of-a-century has won a Volunteer of the Year award.

Evelyn Dalton received the Help the Hospices and National Gardens Scheme accolade from Lord Howard at a Manchester conference.