Baroness Williams stresses importance of Jewish-Muslim interfaith initiatives

By Sandy Rashty, October 14, 2015

Baroness Williams stressed the importance of Jewish-Muslim interfaith initiatives in Britain in the wake of the increasing violence in Israel.


We've beaten Beckham to film prize

October 9, 2015

"Better than Beckham" is the claim of special needs charity Kisharon after its dinner appeal video scooped a major industry award for the second successive year.


Student rabbi makes the cut for charity

October 8, 2015

Trainee Progressive rabbi Hannah Kingston has had her flowing locks shorn to support the fight against childhood cancer.

The Leo Baeck College student explained that "on Rosh Hashanah last year, the bravest boy I know got diagnosed with stage-four Hodgkin's lymphoma. He spent the year undergoing treatment and lost his hair.


Government accepts former Jewish Care trustee's report on charities

By Josh Jackman, October 4, 2015

The government has accepted in full a former Jewish Care trustee’s report which will bring in a new watchdog to stop charities taking advantage of vulnerable donors.

Baron Howard Leigh, the president of Westminster Synagogue and former Conservative Party treasurer who was made a Lord in 2013, co-authored the report in September, entitled ‘Regulating Fundraising For The Future’.


Norwood is in 'distress' to the tune of £2 million

October 1, 2015

The £275,000 proceeds from Norwood's tenth distressed investing dinner took the total raised since the event's inception beyond the £2 million mark.

"We started with a small event and each year it's grown," said dinner committee member Neville Kahn.


Well-trained pair cash in

September 24, 2015

Two north London teenagers have journeyed into Camp Simcha's good books after completing a sponsored ride through every London Underground station.

Starting at Chesham at 5.15am, Daniel Sassoon and Aaron Rudolph, both 19, completed their 270-station trip at Heathrow in just under 18 hours 18 minutes.


Tube walkers celebrate their very own Jubilee

By Naomi Firsht, September 24, 2015

Six young Londoners walked the length of the Jubilee Line in a joint fundraising endeavour with some counterparts in Belarus.

The Together Plan event saw the "Jewbilee Liners" take 12 hours to cover the 30 miles.


We care for all Jerusalem residents says Jerusalem Foundation president

By Naomi Firsht, September 24, 2015

For almost half a century, the Jerusalem Foundation (JF) has been quietly working behind the scenes of life in Israel's capital, but the charity's new president is keen to bring its work into the public eye.

Italian businesswoman Yohanna Arbib Perugia wants the charity's work on Israeli-Arab coexistence and other socially orientated projects to boost the international image of Jerusalem.


Jewish Blind and Disabled recognised for dementia awareness

September 21, 2015

Jewish Blind & Disabled has become the first housing provider in the UK to receive dementia awareness accreditation through the worldwide Purple Angel Campaign.

Staff completed an “understanding dementia knowledge paper” as part of the process and the charity’s chief executive, Hazel Kaye, said it would form “an integral part of our new house manager induction programme”.


Blair takes a charitable brief

September 17, 2015

Norwood's patron of children's services, Cherie Blair, helped to raise more than £25,000 for the cause by tackling some controversial topics at its young lawyers reception.

Sharing the stage with journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer at Investec's City offices, Mrs Blair warned of the impact of cuts to legal aid.