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’.
A photography project at a Jewish Care home has helped residents to connect with the local community.
As part of the charity's creative arts programme, it partnered with inter-generational arts specialist Magic Me and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama students for the project at the Betty and Asher Loftus Centre in Friern Barnet.
The Board of Deputies is calling on student volunteers to back its Shoah Survivor Support Project.
The organisation has described the project as a great opportunity for university and secondary school students who would like to support Holocaust survivors who are not engaged with the UK Jewish community.
An 83-year-old grandmother has received the Prime Minister’s Point of Light award for her voluntary work.
Barbara Waterman, from Hendon, north-west London, received the award, which recognises outstanding volunteers, for her work at Stepney Jewish Community Centre in east London – which has a declining Jewish community.
Jewish Care's biggest grassroots event of the year saw a record 4,500 people from London and the surrounding areas take part in its annual Great Jewish Bake Day, designed to raise awareness, involvement and, on a small scale, funds.
Cake was the unifying factor as pupils, staff, supporters, volunteers and clients - plus a dozen shops and kosher bakeries - engaged in a variety of activities link