Jeans for Genes Day takes place on Friday September 20; the simple initiative invites people to wear their jeans to work or school (probably not to shul though) in return for a donation. The vital funding from the day provides care and support of children with genetic disorders. This year, 23 charities will benefit from the funding including Jewish Genetic Disorders UK.
Norwood has partnered with a leading law firm on a volunteering and specialist support initiative.
The link-up with City solicitors Clifford Chance has launched the E-buddy programme, designed to get vulnerable adults and corporate employees talking via email.
The three major Leeds Jewish welfare organisations are seeking new chief executives following the sudden resignation “for personal reasons” of Carol Whitehead, CEO of the Donisthorpe Hall residential home.
Parents with a sick child can now seek assistance from a Jewish charity in accessing the benefits they are entitled to.
Camp Simcha — supporting children with serious illness and their families — now has a benefits adviser, Anne Shine. Another addition to its operations is a tutoring service for children facing interrupted schooling because of their illness.
A UK-based Jewish charity has launched an appeal to support civilians affected by the civil war in Syria.
World Jewish Relief (WJR) set up the appeal this week as part of a global effort to provide medical supplies, housing and food to Syrian children who have fled to a refugee camp in Jordan. More than 120,000 Syrian refugees are currently at the Za’atari camp.