A tale of eight bicycles

By Jennifer Lipman, November 9, 2011

A look at youth movement Habonim's project to rescue old bikes to give to those in need.


WJR's Operation Winter Survival

By Jennifer Lipman, November 4, 2011

World Jewish Relief is running the Operation Winter Survival campaign to encourage the community to support vulnerable people in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union during the harsh winter months.

"There are many individuals who are facing a life threatening winter," said WJR chief executive Paul Anticoni.


Secret Millionaire helps fundraiser to £50k landmark

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 4, 2011

Octogenarian Ted Selby has bowel cancer and was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.

But the 87-year-old Bury Hebrew Congregation founder does not let illness impact on his charitable fundraising.


You can't take it with you...

By Jennifer Lipman, October 25, 2011

Jewish organisation GIFT (Give it Forward Today) have made a video to highlight the importance of giving.


Circle squares with friendship need

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 19, 2011

A British branch of a charity which claims to be world's fastest-growing Jewish organisation for youngsters with special needs is looking to raise £100,000 to expand in Manchester.

The Chabad-affiliated Friendship Circle encourages teenage volunteers to provide social activities. It operates in 79 locations across the globe,including China.


Students who live for their volunteering

By Jennifer Lipman, October 19, 2011

Three University College London students are settling into their new home as part of a social action project based on a successful Israeli programme.


Charity sued for $5m over Madoff cash

By Nathalie Rothschild, October 19, 2011

The liquidator of former stockbroker Bernard Madoff's firm has sued the Jewish Association for Services for the Aged for $5.2 million.

It is one of hundreds of "clawback" suits filed by bankruptcy trustee Irving Picard in order to recover assets lost through Madoff's Ponzi scheme.

Mr Picard said he is entitled to claim back fictitious profits made by the Jewish Association over six years.


Photo finish for Emunah

October 11, 2011

British Emunah marked the completion of the Lady J Family Support and Day Care Centre in Akko by presenting a photo album to Shoshana Turner, daughter of the late Lord and Lady Jakobovits, at the charity's Hendon headquarters.

Lady Jakobovits was British Emunah's life president and a staunch supporter of its work in Israel.

More than £260,000 raised by UK donors has enabled the northern Isr


Sephardim in the Wood

October 6, 2011

More than 170 people attended the launch dinner of the Borehamwood Sephardi congregation at Yavneh College.

There were speeches from Sephardi leaders and an auction helped swell the proceeds to in excess of £10,000. Services are being held weekly at Allum Hall, Borehamwood.


Leaving gift to UJIA is a £15k party

October 6, 2011

Before moving back to Australia next month, former Y-UJIA fundraising committee chair Laurence Marshbaum wanted to stage a final charitable event for UJIA.

So together with friends Sara Simmonds and Sarah Sopher, the 30-year-old put on a cocktails and canapés event at Mortons private members' club in Mayfair.