Charity

London Marathon chief executive Nick Bitel expresses regret over Pesach date clash

By Sandy Rashty, June 30, 2015

The chief executive of the London Marathon has told UK Jewish communal leaders that he “regrets” that the event will coincide with the second night of Passover next year.

Complaints were filed after the dates were announced with many Jewish runner unable to participate - and fundraise for charities - as a result of religious commitments.

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Charities probed over late accounts

By Simon Rocker, June 11, 2015

The Charity Commission has opened new inquiries into two Orthodox Jewish charities as part of a wider crackdown on organisations that have failed to submit their accounts on time.

Both the Bfon Trust, based in Golders Green, and the Chevras Machzikei Mesifta (Chevras MM) in Hackney, north London, had previously been the subject of investigations by the charity watchdog.

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Leading food industry figure Sir Harry Solomon honoured at British Israeli Business awards

By Sandy Rashty, June 8, 2015

Sir Harry Solomon was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Israeli Business Awards on Monday night.

He told the 250-strong audience that he was "truly flattered and honoured to have been given the award".

The 78-year-old is best known for founding one of Europe’s largest food businesses in the 1976, Hillsdown Holdings.

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We're here to fulfil children's dreams

By Sarah Rachel, June 4, 2015

Boaz Kramer has a strong handshake and, as I soon discover, a strong personality. As a CEO, that's perhaps a good thing, though the organisation he's in charge of is hardly your run-of-the-mill corporation.

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They give as good as they get at King David

By Charlotte Oliver, June 4, 2015

Pupils at King David High School have been on a recent winning streak.

Fresh from seeing their Manchester school - which is made up of three campuses, King David, Yavneh Yeshiva and Yavneh Girls - marked "outstanding" in all categories in its recent Ofsted inspection, they proved they could be just as successful in their charitable endeavours.

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Lawrence backs JWA’s help for the ‘voiceless’

By Sandy Rashty, May 22, 2015

Justice campaigner Baroness Lawrence urged more than 300 guests at a Jewish Women's Aid lunch to support the "voiceless within our community".

Baroness Lawrence - who campaigned for police reforms following the murder of her son, Stephen, in 1993 - was the guest speaker at the central London event, which raised more than £150,000 for the domestic violence charity.

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Model Chai clients show fashionable appreciation

By Rosa Doherty, May 18, 2015

Two women who have fought cancer strutted their stuff on the catwalk as a thank you to the charity which supported them.

Tanya Rosenthal and Joyce Misrahi were among the models at a fashion show at Finchley Synagogue which raised £85,000 for Chai Cancer Care.

Mrs Rosenthal said it was a chance to give back to Chai, which had helped her through breast cancer 14 months ago.

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Gosh, you've grown into a fundraising sensation

By Sandy Rashty, May 7, 2015

First there was the "no make-up selfies" social media campaign that raised £8 million for Cancer Research UK. Then came the global "ALS ice bucket challenge", which generated £65 million for research into the neurodegenerative disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Now two Jewish friends have started the #thenandnow campaign to raise funds for London's Great Ormond Street Hospital (Gosh).

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Norwood celebrates its royal double century of patronage

May 7, 2015

Two hundred years ago, Norwood's earliest incarnation, the Jews' Hospital, became the first Jewish charity to have a royal patron.

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Wizo opens doors

May 7, 2015

More than 1,000 volunteer collectors are knocking on doors for Wizo UK's annual Jewish Women's Week campaign. The charity hopes to exceed last year's £250,000 raised in support of the vulnerable teens at Wizo schools, youth villages and vocational training schemes in Israel.

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