Yvette Cooper lauds Israeli aid for migrants

By Rosa Doherty, March 10, 2016

Yvette Cooper, the chair of Labour's refugee taskforce, has praised the Jewish community for leading the way in responding to the migrant crisis.

Ms Cooper said that "the desire to provide sanctuary" was particularly strong amongst British Jews, attributing it to "your experience as refugees and the plight of your own persecution".


Spurs fan to wear Arsenal shirt to North London derby - for charity

By Naomi Firsht, March 4, 2016

A Tottenham Hostspur fan has agreed to what some would describe as the ultimate betrayal - wearing an Arsenal shirt - but it’s all in the name of a good cause.


IPO plays the palace at 80

March 3, 2016

A Kensington Palace dinner and concert featuring violinist Pinchas Zukerman launched the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's 80th anniversary celebrations and raised well over £300,000.

Hosted by the British Friends, the Ottolenghi-catered event attracted IPO supporters from Europe, America and Israel.


Boxing very clever

March 3, 2016

David Baddiel added some comic punch to a boxing dinner in central London which raised £160,000 that Norwood and the Paskin Children's Trust will share.


Seed funding dinners

March 3, 2016

Seed dinners in London and Manchester this week attracted more than 1,000 guests and raised £500,000 for the educational charity's efforts to nurture Judaism in modern family life.

Reviewing the past year, national director Rabbi Joey Grunfeld highlighted a successful pilot scheme to place parent educators in Jewish primary schools.


British group helps change future for youngsters from the deprived northern region of the Galil

By Josh Jackman, March 2, 2016

David breaks down in tears as he speaks about how much his 12-year-old daughter Eden has changed.

"She's like a flower," he says, "she's grown and blossomed."


ORT UK announces new chief executive

By JC Reporter, February 26, 2016

ORT UK, the British arm of the world’s largest Jewish education charity ORT, has appointed Adam Overlander-Kaye as its new chief executive

He will take up the post in April, succeeding Dan Green, who was promoted recently to the role of chief operating officer of World ORT.


Wizo award winners discover a striking panorama of activity

By Sandy Rashty, February 18, 2016

John Ware is scribbling notes on his Wizo pad. The award-winning investigative journalist is in Israel with the four other winners of Wizo UK's annual Commitment Awards to visit the charity's flagship projects and other innovative schemes.


Charities run into dilemma on marathon involvement

By Josh Jackman, February 11, 2016

Dozens of people will run the London Marathon for Jewish charities, despite the race being staged on the second day of Pesach.

Communal leaders complained when the April 24 date was announced, pointing out that the clash would cost welfare groups desperately needed income. But Jewish Care and Norwood say they are anticipating their normal number of entrants.


Lord's dinner answers prayers of special school

By chris, February 11, 2016

Leaders of Hackney special needs school and integrated nursery Side by Side were bowled over by the £230,000 proceeds from a men's dinner at Lord's Cricket Ground in St John's Wood.

The evening included a tour of the ground, taking in the dressing rooms and the famous Long Room.