Charity

Third site to change lives Langdon style

By Rosa Doherty, December 30, 2013

Langdon opened its third supported living community in Borehamwood.

The charity, which helps vulnerable youth and adults with learning disabilities, already provides supported housing schemes in Edgware and Manchester.

Langdon chief executive Alison Rosen said the £1 million unit is “a major milestone and a proud moment for the charity.

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WJR strips for poverty

December 30, 2013

World Jewish Relief volunteers have looked to their own wardrobes to launch the charity’s Operation Winter Survival 2013.

To raise awareness of harsh winter conditions in the Former Soviet Union, the WJR team have stripped their wardrobes and bagged up clothing.

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Emunah harvests fruits of pumpkin project

By Rosa Doherty, December 30, 2013

A 13-year-old girl grew and then sold pumpkins as part of her batmitzvah project to raise money for orphans in Israel.

Hannah Keisner, whose family belong to West London Synagogue, decided to raise money for children’s charity, Emunah, after a trip to Israel with her mother.

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Kisharon pilots 'visual' online news

December 23, 2013

Kisharon has produced a pilot edition of its K-News in an Easy Read format which can be understood by people with learning difficulties. This will be the first time the charity’s supporters have seen the online, monthly magazine in a simplified, more visual format which has less text and larger print.

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Hammerson House celebrates its centenarians

By Charlotte Oliver, December 23, 2013

Hammerson House held a “Celebrating 100 years” party in honour of its centenarian residents — who rack up more than a millennium between them.

The Hamspstead care home, which merged with Nightingale House in 2012, counts 11 people aged over 100 among its 73 residents. The oldest resident, Edith Kaufman, celebrated her 110th birthday last week.

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Hammerson House celebrates its centenarians

By Charlotte Oliver, December 23, 2013

Hammerson House held a “Celebrating 100 years” party in honour of its centenarian residents — who rack up more than a millennium between them.

The Hamspstead care home, which merged with Nightingale House in 2012, counts 11 people aged over 100 among its 73 residents. The oldest resident, Edith Kaufman, celebrated her 110th birthday last week.

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Cardiff City is in a league of its own over support

By Marcus Dysch, December 23, 2013

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay accepted a cheque for money raised by the family and friends of 27-year-old Justine Cantor for a cancer centre.

Ms Cantor died two years ago following a battle with metastatic malignant melanoma, for which there is no cure.

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Spotlight on local heroes in Leeds

By John Fisher, December 23, 2013

A host of unsung Leeds heroes has been honoured for their dedication and commitment.

Close on 300 guests at Etz Chaim Synagogue for the sixth annual Leeds Jewish Community Arrow Pride Awards ceremony saw a group of Leeds machalnicks (overseas volunteers) who fought in Israel’s War of Independence, honoured with the Richard Goldberg male lifetime achievement award.

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Charity will appoint new trustee after probe

By Sandy Rashty, December 19, 2013

A Jewish charity has agreed to appoint a “fully independent trustee” to its board following an investigation by the Charity Commission.

Mayfair Charities Ltd, which provides grants to Jewish educational and poverty-relief organisations, this week confirmed that it would comply with the recommendations outlined in the regulator’s report.

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Hunger strike businessman freed from Bolivian jail

By Sandy Rashty, December 17, 2013

A Jewish businessman has returned to the United States after being detained in Bolvia for over two years on suspicion of money-laundering.

Jacob Ostreicher, 53, who managed a multi-million pound rice-farming venture, was arrested in Santa Cruz and detained for 18 months without charge in Palmasola prison from June 2011, before being placed under house arrest.

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