Hair loss is a gain for hospice

By Anna Sheinman, August 16, 2012

A government worker is less hirsute after inspiring a campaign which has raised £14,000 for UK hospices.

Hair for Hospices began when Dr Jack Kay, whose wife died of cancer in December, mentioned to workmates at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs that he was considering shaving off his beard of 38 years for sponsorship.


Manchester Jewish Housing Association unveils housing proposals

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 9, 2012

Elderly local people and families struggling with affordable housing are being invited to register interest in a new £2.3 million social housing project.

The Manchester Jewish Housing Association has revealed further details of its redevelopment of Mamlock House, the former home of Zionist organisations in north Manchester which MJHA bought last year.


Langdon girl goes for gold as an Olympic Games Maker

August 9, 2012

The opportunity to run with the Olympic spirit gave Langdon resident Hannah Levy the chance to “make the games happen”.

Ms Levy, who lives at a Langdon Supported Living property in Manchester, headed south after being chosen as one of the 70,000 volunteer “Games Makers” for the London 2012 Olympics.


It could be you as Jewish Blind and Disabled launches lottery

August 2, 2012

Young JBD believes its new lottery could be just the ticket for Jewish Blind and Disabled, helping those with disabilities to live independently in the London area.

In return for a £10 monthly donation, participants will be entered into a quarterly draw with three winners taking 10 per cent of the amount donated.


Norwood shops get an Arcadia makeover

By Barry Toberman, July 26, 2012

Norwood hopes to become a bigger player on the high street through the makeover of its eight charity shops by a team of experts from Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group.

The first refit was at one of the two stores in Golders Green Road, effecting what Norwood chief executive Elaine Kerr described as “a remarkable transformation”.


1960s JC found in time capsule at Norwood site

July 19, 2012

The JC has a headline role in a time capsule found by builders working on a £16.5 million leisure and health centre for Lambeth Council and Lambeth NHS.


JFS pupil publishes first novel

By Jennifer Lipman, July 19, 2012

A JFS pupil with a passion for fantasy fiction is hoping that his first novel will be a charitable best-seller.
Daniel Marchant, 14, is the proud author of The Legend of Arthilian, whichhas just been published.


MDA chief executive retires

July 19, 2012

Eli Benson has stepped down as Magen David Adom UK chief executive, having helped to raise more than $50 million for the charity.


'Idiot Abroad' joins bike challenge to Mongolia

By Jennifer Lipman, July 13, 2012

A Birmingham businessman is about to set off on the journey of a lifetime to Mongolia to raise money for the children’s heart unit that cared for his late son.


Princesses survive terrors of Yorkshire 'jungle'

By John Fisher, July 13, 2012

A group of charitable Jewish princesses renounced creature comforts to take on the terrors of the Yorkshire jungle.

Leeds Jewish Welfare Board staged “I’m A Princess Get Me Out Of Here”, based on the I’m A Celebrity TV show. The challenge was for 16 women to survive a day and night in dank and muddy conditions at Bramhope Scout Camp.