My week of living below the poverty line: day one

By Rosa Doherty, April 27, 2015

Armed with my Live Below the Line information pack provided by Tzedek, and full to the brim of recipe ideas, and shopping list I set off for my local supermarket fiver in hand.

My task – to help draw attention to the 1.2 billion people who live in extreme poverty, where £1 has to cover a lot more than just food and drink each day.


Charity will lose money after decision to hold London Marathon on Pesach

By Josh Jackman, April 27, 2015

A Jewish charity has warned that it will lose out on thousands of pounds worth of donations after it was revealed that next year’s London Marathon will be run on the second day of Pesach.

Marathon organisers announced yesterday that 2016’s event will take place on April 24, when observant Jewish runners will not be able to take part.


Baron David de Rothschild warns over terrorism and internet hate

By Sandy Rashty, April 23, 2015

Baron David de Rothschild has warned about the threat of terrorism and spread of hate messages on the internet.

Speaking to a 280-strong audience at the UJIA charity’s Yom Ha’atzmaut business breakfast on Thursday, the banker and senior figure in the French Jewish community warned about the rise of people engaging in terrorist activities in Western countries.


Ros Altmann: 'Orthodox Jewish women can take leadership roles'

By Sandy Rashty, April 21, 2015

Ros Altmann will take up a ministerial position “at the heart of government” if the Conservatives are elected to power, the prime minister has announced.

Dr Altmann, who will sit as minister with responsibility for financial consumer protection and financial education, will also be made a Tory peer irrespective of the election outcome on May 7.


Mum's the word for MDA donor

April 20, 2015

To celebrate the 100th birthday of his mother, Magen David Adom UK’s vice-president, Irving Carter, dedicated his 11th ambulance to MDA at a Tel Aviv ceremony attended by family and friends. The event also included the dedication of a bomb shelter by Maurice and Frances Berman.


Hollywood to make film about former JFS pupil and mental health

By Sandy Rashty, April 16, 2015

Hollywood producers are in talks to make a film about a former JFS boy who tried to commit suicide, it has been revealed.

Jonny Benjamin launched a nationwide search to find the stranger who stopped him jumping off Waterloo Bridge last year.


Donor drive shows Bear necessities

April 8, 2015

The story of a cancer patient who survived with the help of blood donors is highlighted in the 5775 campaign of the Joely Bear Appeal, encouraging people to donate life-saving blood and stem cells.

In 2013, Joshua Lerner, 22, was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a blood cancer where the cells running through the veins have an abnormality.

He said: "The amazing work that the Joely


Karen Morris charity secures a Brum role for patient aid

By Josh Jackman, April 8, 2015

A charity set up in memory of a popular youth leader has opened its fourth "home from home" to help leukaemia patients and their loved ones.

The Karen Morris Memorial Trust's free facility in Birmingham will provide two families with a welcoming space to stay with the patient during their treatment.


Are we ready for this revolution in care?

By Dianne Martin, March 26, 2015

The Social care system is now relevant to more of us than ever before. Next month marks a pivotal moment in the history of care in this country. It sees the coming into force of the Care Act 2014, a long-anticipated piece of legislation which introduces a raft of changes to the way care is prioritised, funded and delivered.


Langdon fears cutbacks in council support

By Naomi Firsht, March 26, 2015

The chairman-elect of learning disability charity Langdon has warned supporters of the potential impact of local-authority cutbacks on its services.

Addressing the 300 guests at its dinner in central London on Monday, Jonathan Joseph explained that in the wake of Chancellor George Osborne's austerity measures and the imminent Care Act, the charity anticipated a 10 per cent fall in local-authori