Fun runners set a hot fundraising pace

By Jennifer Lipman, June 2, 2011

There was Superman, a Star Wars character, The Stig - and around 3,000 other participants and supporters at Maccabi's fifth annual Community Fun Run in Barnet on Sunday.

A record 32 charities were represented and the organisers hope that the fundraising total will reach £150,000.


Cancer charity's pioneering care collaboration

By Barry Toberman, June 2, 2011

Chai Cancer Care is expanding its services with a pioneering rehabilitation and palliative outpatients clinic at its Hendon premises.


Loans for women strikes a UK chord

By Jessica Elgot, June 2, 2011

A charity which helps both Orthodox Jewish women and Arab women in Israel set up their own businesses is appealing for UK support.

Jafar Sabbah, director of the Jerusalem Interest-Free Microfinance Fund, said: "The charity has already increased the income of women from East and West Jerusalem from just £120 a month to almost £1,000.


Milestone as World ORT returns to Berlin

By Jennifer Lipman, June 1, 2011

A Jewish organisation has held its first meeting in Berlin since before the Holocaust.

Representatives of more than 20 countries including Israel and the UK attended the World ORT event on Monday and marked the launch of a website dedicated to music composed during the Nazi era.

The educational site includes 100 recordings from the ghettos and the concentration camps.


Brady's bunch of soccer stories

By Jenni Frazer, May 26, 2011

In her first weeks as managing director of Birmingham City Football Club, Karren Brady looked for the directors' box, only to be repeatedly told: "Ah, wives of directors go to the ladies' box through there." Finally, she was recognised: "Oh, you're that woman. Stay here and I'll find out what to do with you."


Africa care made Dan top doctor

By Jessica Elgot, May 26, 2011

A paediatrician who runs a UK charity supporting health education in Kenya has been named Junior Doctor of the Year.

Dr Dan Magnus, 32, who works at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, was nominated secretly by his wife Kerri, an A&E sister. He was one of three finalists named at the British Medical Journal awards last week out of 600 nominees from all over the world.


Eco friendly caring

May 19, 2011

Liverpool Wavertree Labour MP Luciana Berger took a particular interest in the eco credentials of Jewish Care's Golders Green campus when she toured the premises.

The shadow minister for energy and climate change was escorted by Jewish care chief executive Simon Morris and the charity's property director, Jeff Andrews.


Sarah Brown's Kinloss confessions

By Robyn Rosen, May 19, 2011

Sarah Brown has spoken of her pride in supporting Jewish charities and her desire to take her family on holiday to Israel.

The wife of the former prime minister addressed a full house of 350 people at Finchley Synagogue on Tuesday in the launch event of the five-week Kinloss Learning Centre programme.


Great charitable day for the northern runners

May 19, 2011

Finishers in Sunday's Great Manchester Run included a Wilmslow man who hates running but loves Camp Simcha, supporting children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Rob Galkoff, 38, completed the 10k course in a personal best 54 minutes 34 seconds, raising £2,500 for the charity.


Leeds head takes a fall

By Cathy Forman, May 19, 2011

The height-fearing head of Leeds' Brodetsky Jewish primary has taken a 300ft bungee jump to raise £1,200 for the school's library.

Jeremy Dunford, 44, took the jump in Tatton Park, Knutsford, at the suggestion of the school's site manager and fellow participant Nigel Barton, 52, an ex-member of the Parachute Regiment.