Christian Aid Palestinian refugees report ' misleading'

By Jennifer Lipman, July 7, 2011

A report on Palestinian refugees by Christian Aid has been criticised as one-sided and misleading after it referred to a man struggling to work because of settler violence without any evidence to support the claim.

The 24-page Locked Out report claimed to be interested in an "honest and meaningful dialogue about the Palestinian refugee crisis, which engages all stakeholders".


Cosgrove Care's 50th bash fires up supporters

By Stephanie Brickman, June 30, 2011

Cosgrove Care, a Scottish charity which helps adults with learning disabilities and their families, held a day of activities to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The event held at the Walton Community Centre on Sunday attracted around 300 visitors, including MSP Ken Macintosh and MP Jim Murphy.


Goodman takes top spot at JNF UK

By Marcus Dysch, June 30, 2011

David Goodman has been confirmed as the permanent chief executive of JNF UK.

He joined the charity last October from the Office of the Chief Rabbi, taking on the role in an acting capacity.

Mr Goodman, who previously worked at Kisharon and served in the IDF for more than 12 years, said: "I have always believed in the JNF's mission of developing the land of Israel and supporting its people.


Lord Triesman helps to net £435K for Norwood

By Marcus Dysch, June 30, 2011

Former Football Association chairman Lord Triesman has explained his frustration and disappointment over England's failed World Cup 2018 bid and the chain of events which led to him leaving the FA.

Speaking at Norwood's annual property lunch he also shed more light on the allegations he made against Fifa, football's world governing body.


Langdon bikers reach Brussels

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 24, 2011

A bike ride to Brussels has raised more than £25,000 for Langdon services for young Jewish adults with learning disabilities.


Boot campers take a shine to fundraising

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 24, 2011

Fourteen men withstood the rigours of a boot camp in Liverpool to raise £6,000 towards research into a fatal genetic condition affecting a Jewish Manchester boy.


Social climbers reach their peak in Scotland

June 24, 2011

Twenty-one Glasgow community members scaled 884-metre Scottish peak The Cobbler on Sunday in aid of the UJIA Ethiopian bar/batmitzvah twinning project.

The ascent includes sections where climbers have to scramble up slopes but despite appalling weather conditions, the group completed the challenge.


Chelsea stars give parents the boot

By Andrew Pentol, June 23, 2011

Having played in a King Solomon High School parents XI trounced 9-0 by a team of Chelsea footballing legends, Paul Lenchner reflected that "in the end, fitness was key. Our preparation was bagels. Theirs was energy and glucose drinks."


Computer venture has dual benefits

By Jessica Elgot, June 23, 2011

Mental health charity Jami has gone into the computer trade as a means of giving employment to its clients and helping the less fortunate.

Jami service users Harvey Miller and Robert Cohen are leading a project to refurbish run-down machines, destroying all personal data in the process. The computers will then be sold on cheaply to those in need.


On a roll for WJR

June 23, 2011

World Jewish Relief backers have added a charitable flavour to a dietary staple to generate an anticipated £60,000-plus for its work with impoverished Jews in Eastern Europe.