Israel's health minister visits community charities

By Cathy Forman, November 4, 2015

Yakov Litzman, Israel’s Minister of Health saw community charities in action while on a visit to the UK this week.


Martin Lewis donates £500,000 to money management advice scheme for foodbank users

By Rosa Doherty, October 30, 2015

Financial advice specialist and broadcaster Martin Lewis has donated £500,000 to a national project supporting foodbank users.

Mr Lewis’s donation to the Trussell Trust, which runs a network of more than 420 foodbanks across the UK, will go towards money management advice as part of the charity’s “More than Food” programme, addressing some of the underlying causes of food poverty.


Chief hails the 'extraordinary' 100,000

By Josh Jackman, October 29, 2015

Organisers of the second annual Shabbat UK weekend claim that more than 100,000 people attended synagogue services or took part in one of the 900 events held in more than 50 communities.


Luciana Berger joins MPs and community leaders to highlight importance of poverty charity’s work in Israel conflict

By Sandy Rashty, October 20, 2015

Shadow Mental Health Minister Luciana Berger spoke movingly at a reception for Israel poverty charity Manna Meir Panim, which was held in Parliament on Monday evening.


MDA is thankful for the big British contribution

By Sandy Rashty, October 15, 2015

The worsening situation in Israel gave added resonance to Monday's Magen David Adom UK dinner in central London, which raised £1.5 million for medical supplies and immediate response kits.

Israel's main emergency service relies on the diaspora to provide one-third of its annual $150 million (£98 million) budget.


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.