Bosnians say thanks on rescue anniversary

By Sandy Rashty, December 3, 2012

Former members of the Bosnian Jewish community brought to Britain from the war-ravaged country 20 years ago marked the anniversary with an emotional reunion at Jewish Care’s Wohl campus in Golders Green.

Along with World Jewish Relief and the American Joint Distribution Committee, Jewish Care was instrumental in assisting the Bosnians to escape and helped them adjust to life in the UK.


Virus outbreak at Donisthorpe

By John Fisher, November 29, 2012

The highly contagious norovirus has affected a number of residents at Donisthorpe Hall and caused the Leeds home to postpone a major fundraiser.

Some 180 guests were expected at a brunch this Sunday, including civic dignitaries.


Synagogue fundraising drive for homelessness charity

By Anna Sheinman, November 27, 2012

New West End and St John's Wood synagogues organised a fundraising drive to collect food and put together hygiene kits for homelessness charity Streetlytes.


Great-gran drops in for charity

By Corinne Rein, November 26, 2012

With her 88th birthday coming up, Poole great-grandma Helen Woolf felt it was time to show her appreciation to the About Face charity for helping her cope with skin cancer for 13 years.

Setting her sights way above the standard’s octogenarian’s fundraiser, she opted to skydive from a height of 10,000 feet at the Old Sarum Airfield, near Salisbury.


Amnesty takes disciplinary action over official's "Jewish MPs" tweet

By Marcus Dysch, November 21, 2012

Amnesty International has started disciplinary action after a senior official sent an offensive tweet about three Jewish MPs.

Kristyan Benedict, the charity’s campaigns manager, took to Twitter during a Parliamentary debate about the violence in Israel and Gaza.

He wrote: “Louise Ellman, Robert Halfon and Luciana Berger walk into a bar…each orders a round of B52s … #Gaza”


Jewish Women's Aid: Helping abused children

By Sandy Rashty, November 19, 2012

As cases of domestic abuse within the Jewish community rise, Jewish Women’s Aid’s first specialist children’s worker is now dealing with 55 children from the Barnet area.

Nicola Wilson, whose position is funded by Children in Need, has seen more than 100 children since joining JWA two years ago. The youngest are just three, the oldest sixth-form age.


Brandeth helps MDA to £1.2m tonic

November 16, 2012

Broadcaster and former MP Gyles Brandreth helped the UK support group of medical charity Magen David Adom to raise a healthy £1.2 million from a dinner at the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair.

Mr Brandreth praised MDA’s volunteering spirit as a model for the Big Society.


Diaspora groups voice support for Israel under attack

By Jennifer Lipman, November 15, 2012

Diaspora groups have expressed support for Israel and emphasised its right to defending itself as rocket fire rains down on civilians living near to the Gaza border.


Campus notebook: Leeds fraternity raises £400

By Marcus Dysch, November 15, 2012

● Students from the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity in Leeds raised more than £400 for charity at a poker night.

Around 30 students joined the game, held at a casino in the city, last week. It was the fraternity’s first fundraising event – it is hoped £5,000 will be raised in total this academic year.


Highlights from the Norwood annual dinner

November 14, 2012

All the highlights from the Norwood annual dinner, with appearances by Simon Cowell, Chris Evans, Myleene Klass and Ed Milliband.