Jewish Care

Unsung hero is 'embarrassed' by recognition

By Josh Jackman, November 6, 2014

A self-effacing Canary Wharf executive who has organised activities for the Docklands and wider east London community for 24 years has been presented with Jewish Care's major communal award.

Danny Seliger, administration director at Canary Wharf Management, received the Topland award at a lunch at London's Grosvenor House on Wednesday attended by 550 people.

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Cameron hails resident fundraisers

By Josh Jackman, October 30, 2014

David Cameron has written to two Jewish Care residents praising them for their extraordinary fundraising work.

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Workforce from five continents shares an ethos of care

By Rosa Doherty, September 23, 2014

Francisco Herrera has a passion for Jewish food. At home he cooks latkes, salt beef and cholent for his family. He studies kosher recipe books and reads copiously about Jewish culinary tradition.

But his passion does not derive from his cultural or religious background - he is not Jewish - but from his job.

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Jewish Care's record £4.4m meal

By Sandy Rashty, June 12, 2014

Jewish Care raised a record-breaking £4.4 million at its annual dinner at Grosvenor House on Monday.
In the week after charity chairman Steven Lewis accused British Jews of becoming more "materialistic and selfish", more than 1,000 guests at the central London venue demonstrated their support for the community's largest welfare organisation.

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Charity diners take care of £4.4m

By JC Reporter, June 12, 2014

A record-breaking £4.4 million was raised at Jewish Care's campaign dinner at the Grosvenor House hotel in central London on Monday night.

Proceeds from the event, attended by more than 1,000 guests, represent more than a quarter of the charity's annual £15 million fundraising target. The previous record of £4.2 million was set last year.

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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.

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We're all becoming too selfish, says Jewish Care charity boss

By Sandy Rashty, June 6, 2014

Jewish Care chairman Steven Lewis has accused British Jews of being more "materialistic and selfish" than ever before.

Mr Lewis, who has chaired the UK's largest communal welfare organisation since 2011, said: "I think we live in a society that is materialistic, which has become more selfish.

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Chief execs: they earn their pay

By Vivienne Lewis, June 6, 2014

I have worked in the community for over 30 years and, yes, I "confess" to having been one of the well-paid chief executives before retiring.

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Jewish Care charity chair steps out of the shadows

By Sandy Rashty, June 6, 2014

Steven Lewis, the chairman of Jewish Care and a trustee of the Jewish Leadership Council, does not like the limelight - he never has.

But after an "off-the-record" chat at a fundraiser and a nudge from his press representative, he agrees to an interview at the charity's flagship campus in Golders Green, north-west London.

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Service user who stole the show at women's awards

By Sandy Rashty, May 19, 2014

Women of Distinction were honoured at Jewish Care's annual WoD fundraising lunch on Monday. But the biggest ovation from the 200 guests at the Institute of Directors went to service user Susan Schlaen, a resident at the charity's Sidney Corob House for adults with mental health issues.

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