Charity

Wizo quits West End

By Jennifer Lipman, August 4, 2011

After half-a-century in central London, Wizo UK will be moving from its Baker Street premises to a more practical location.

The women's charity expects to transfer to north-west London offices by the end of the year.

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Delamere to advise

By Jonathan Kalmus, August 4, 2011

Leaders of the Delamere Forest special needs school in Manchester have admitted defeat in the fight against closure. But they have pledged that Delamere will continue as an advisory charity.

"The school has definitely closed but the charity will go on," said governors' chair Malcolm Joels, confirming that Delamere had failed to raise the £500,000 needed to secure its survival.

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Tour members are sent packing

By Jennifer Lipman, July 28, 2011

Some 250 young Britons packed more than their suitcases on Israel trips. In support of poverty relief organisation the Jaffa Institute, they have been filling food boxes for Israelis in need.

Jaffa dispatches 700 food packages every month, containing such basics as flour, pasta and canned vegetables. The recipients are Jewish, Christian and Muslim families identified by the social services.

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Come dine with us - it's for charity

By Jessica Elgot, July 28, 2011

Dinner party guests in Leeds are being encouraged to donate money to Leeds Jewish Welfare Board, instead of giving flowers or wine to their host, in a new fundraising drive.

The charity is urging supporters to host a "Come Dine At Mine" Shabbat dinner on September 9 in aid of the Rainbow Project, helping adults with learning disabilities.

LJWB fundraising committee member Ilan Sherman said:

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Author rabbi's heartfelt donation

By Jay Grenby, July 28, 2011

The literary efforts of Edgware Synagogue's Rabbi David Lister have helped the congregation to raise the funds for a defibrillator, allowing prompt treatment of cardiac arrests.

More than £500 was brought in from the the launch of Rabbi Lister's book, Intergalactic Judaism, at which he gave an audiovisual presentation on prayer and astrophysics, based on one of the book's chapters.

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Outpouring of support for Leiby Kletzky memorial charity

By Jennifer Lipman, July 22, 2011

More than £79,000 has been raised for needy children following an outpouring of support for the family of murdered Chasidic boy Leiby Kletzky.

The Leiby Kletzky Memorial Fund was launched as a way for the family to preserve the memory of the eight-year-old, who was kidnapped and killed earlier this month.

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Soup kitchens charity spices up team

July 21, 2011

The UK arm of Israeli soup kitchens charity Hazon Yeshaya has appointed Spencer Gelding and Yael Simon as co-directors to professionalise its operations. The new team was introduced to supporters at a garden party hosted by Joy and Malcolm Lyons.

A former student chaplain who has lived in New, York, Leeds, Bristol and London, Mrs Simon was formerly Laniado UK chief executive.

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Sonnie reaches cut-off point

By Jay Grenby, July 21, 2011

A Wolfson-Hillel Primary pupil is less hirsute and an Israeli charity better off this week after a ceremonial haircutting at the school.

Sonnie Carlebach, 11, from Woodside Park had grown his hair for two years to donate to Zichron Menachem, which provides made-to-measure wigs for children who have lost their hair during cancer treatment.

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Cut brings a hot profit

July 21, 2011

The cuts hit home for Sukkat Shalom Reform's Rabbi Larry Becker, who had his beard shaved off at its summer tea party in aid of the Wanstead congregation's heating fund.

Sukkat Shalom meets in a 170-year-old listed building - formerly the Wanstead Hospital Chapel - and there have been problems with the heating system.

Some 125 members and their families attended the event, at which Jack Petc

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JBD digs deep for disabled housing scheme

By Barry Toberman, July 21, 2011

There was relief, as well as evident satisfaction, as Jewish Blind and Disabled chief executive Hazel Kaye donned hard hat and fluorescent security jacket on Tuesday at the site of its £10 million project in Bushey.

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