Seed money from schools

February 11, 2013

Year two pupils at Jewish schools across the country are entering a growing phase — and for a good cause.

The Great Sunflower Race has been organised as a fun and educational way for children to support the Reuth Medical Centre in Tel Aviv, caring for the mental and physical well-being of over 1,000 patients annually.


Tesco goodwill for Camp Simcha

February 4, 2013

Camp Simcha chief executive Neville Goldschneider became a local celebrity last Friday, helping to open a Tesco convenience store near the Hendon offices of the charity, which helps children with life-threatening illness.


Missing Barnet man found by Shomrim

By Jennifer Lipman, February 4, 2013

A Barnet police inspector has praised volunteers from the Shomrim community security group for finding an elderly man who went missing late at night.

The 84-year-old, who has Alzheimer’s, disappeared from his home in the Hendon area in freezing temperatures last Thursday evening.

Shomrim was alerted by the man’s family and arranged for volunteers to comb the area.


Flash-dance for Langdon

By Zoe Winograd, January 29, 2013

Want to join a flashmob to publicise a charity helping young adults with mild-to-moderate learning difficulties?

To launch Love Langdon Week, running from February 10-17, Langdon residents and supporters will be dancing en masse in an indoor London location.


Leeds proud of its £6m housing 'commune'

By John Fisher, January 28, 2013

A £6.6 million sheltered housing project has been described as “the closest thing to a commune in north Leeds”.

The comment was made by Leeds Jewish Housing Association chair Stephen Lewis at the naming ceremony for Stonegate Way, a 60-apartment complex whose features include a hydrotherapy spa and a kosher shop.


Orthodox group fights to save Hackney project

By Sandy Rashty, January 28, 2013

A Jewish housing group has committed £2.5 million to a Stoke Newington project whose future hangs in the balance.

On Tuesday, the Agudas Israel Housing Association launched an appeal against the rejection of plans for a three- and four-storey development in Lordship Road incorporating special-needs and kindergarten facilities and 14 units of affordable housing.


WJR and Tzedek sign up to hunger campaign

By Zoe Winograd, January 24, 2013

The Board of Deputies’ decision to tie in with Oxfam’s food project Grow/Tatzmiach was mirrored by another demonstration of Jewish social action this week.

World Jewish Relief, Tzedek and Gefiltefest have signed up to the campaign Enough Food For Everyone IF, a national coalition calling upon David Cameron to use his presidency of the G8 to address the causes of world hunger.


New Oxfam twist as Board of Deputies' funding threatened

By Marcus Dysch, January 24, 2013

The Board of Deputies’ controversial joint anti-hunger project with Oxfam could have serious financial repercussions for the Jewish organisation, it was claimed this week.

Many United Synagogue congregants — furious over the link with what they regard as an anti-Israel NGO— have threatened to withhold their voluntary communal levy fees which go towards the running of the Board.


Enough Food For Everyone IF

By Zoe Winograd, January 23, 2013

Over 80 organisations, including World Jewish Relief, Tzedek and the Jewish Social Action Forum, will come together tonight to launch the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign. The 'if movement' is asking David Cameron to discuss the four big 'IFs' to stop world hunger at the G8 in June.


Comic Relief backing Tzedek school project

By Sandy Rashty, January 21, 2013

Global aid charity Tzedek has received a £350,000 grant from Comic Relief to finance an education project in northern Ghana.

The grant was confirmed during a meeting with Comic Relief representatives last Friday and the money will be released periodically over the next three years.