Manchester charity probed over losses

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 3, 2014

The Charity Commission is investigating a Jewish charity over the loss of investment funds.

The Park Charitable Trust in Manchester was set up to advance Jewish education and provide support for people with cancer and heart conditions.


Help needy to earn their living says charity head

By Sandy Rashty, July 3, 2014

Needy communities should be taught how to fend for themselves or risk dying out.

That is the warning from Debra Brunner, the woman behind The Together Plan which launched last year to teach leadership and business skills to Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union.


Charity slams Charles Saatchi over sale of Nigella pictures

By Charlotte Oliver, July 3, 2014

Jewish Women's Aid has criticised Charles Saatchi after images depicting him grabbing ex-wife Nigella Lawson's neck went on sale on his website.


Lord Young: the powerhouse of innovation at 82

By Sandy Rashty, June 30, 2014

David Young, formally known as Lord Young of Graffham, was this week described as a traditional English gentleman with a passion for Israeli technology.


Chai cyclist makes Paris after high-speed crash

By Simon Round, June 26, 2014

A charity bike rider has recalled the moment his riding partner was in a horrific crash during a London-to- Paris cycling event.


Holocaust charity boycotts Dorchester hotel over Sharia law

By Marcus Dysch, June 13, 2014

The Holocaust Educational Trust has relocated its annual dinner from the Dorchester hotel as calls to boycott the venue grow.

The charity said it was fundamentally at odds with the repressive Sharia laws introduced by Dorchester owner the Sultan of Brunei in the south east Asia kingdom.

HET’s fundraising event will instead be moved to a new venue.


Are we really more selfish?

By Jonathan Boyd, June 12, 2014

Are British Jews becoming more materialistic and selfish? When Steven Lewis, Chairman of Jewish Care, suggested last week that they may be, it should have raised a red flag across the community.


Jews top Anthony Nolan bone marrow donor register

By Rosa Doherty, June 10, 2014

Jewish areas in London have the highest concentration of stem cells donors, according to the Anthony Nolan charity.

The charity has mapped its register of bone marrow donors for the first time, and shows Finchley and Golders Green as the area with the most donors, with Hendon second.


King David pupils make a meal of helping out

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 9, 2014

A fundraising drive by Manchester King David pupils has raised enough to provide lunch for a year for 150 impoverished Israeli children.

Year nine pupils in Israel last week as part of the school’s annual visit also helped the Leket charity to distribute some of the food they have sponsored.


Steven Lewis's vital debate

June 6, 2014

The direct language used by Steven Lewis might not be to everyone’s taste. But, in describing the community as more “materialistic and selfish” than ever before, he certainly guarantees a much-needed debate. And it is important — vital, even — that his main point is not lost in the controversy that will inevitably follow his broadside against his fellow Jews.