This is our chance to change the narrative

By Edie Friedman, September 1, 2016

It was exactly a year ago today that the image of the lifeless body of three year old Alan Kurdi, washed up on the shores of Turkey, dramatised to the world the human tragedy of the biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War.


'We save who we can,' says rescue medic

By Rosa Doherty, September 1, 2016

It was a sight Jacob Goldberg will remember for the rest of his life. A boat bobbing up and down on the Mediterranean, with 22 dead bodies piled up inside.


Human rights charity calls on government to honour its child refugee promises

By Rosa Doherty, August 30, 2016

JCORE has called on the government to honour its pledge to take in unaccompanied refugee children.

In May the government promised to accept an unspecified number of child refugees after a campaign led by former kindertransport refugee Lord Dubs.


Shul thanks its rabbi by housing Syrian refugees

July 29, 2016

South London Liberal Synagogue gave Rabbi Janet Darley a practical parting gift - a commitment to continue her award-winning work with refugees by converting a space on the shul premises into a flat for a Syrian refugee family.

The work will cost up to £50,000 and SLLS will be organising fundraising events and seeking grants and donations.

Alice Alphandary, the shul's chair, announced the p


Ex-refugee pays tribute to heroes who saved her

By Lianne Kolirin, July 28, 2016

An 87-year-old pensioner has travelled to Portugal to express her gratitude to the city which offered her family safe haven from the Nazis.

But when Blanchette Fluer arrived in Caldas Da Rainha, she was met by the mayor, a host of dignitaries, a TV crew and local paper - all of whom had turned out to thank her.


Their plight resonates deeply with us all

By Rabbi Neil Janes, July 21, 2016

The global refugee crisis is one of the great humanitarian challenges of our generation.


Volunteers and refugees 'have so much in common'

By Rosa Doherty, July 21, 2016

When the refugee crisis made headlines and the Jewish community united in its response to help, Henry Raine was determined to do his bit.

But the 57-year-old never imagined his volunteering effort would result in him welcoming a Muslim Eritrean teenager into his family.


Wartime letters of testimony

By Jennifer Lipman, May 19, 2016

"#Refugees Welcome," reads the sign as you enter New North London Synagogue. Far from being a meaningless slogan, it's a core philosophy for Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, who has led the UK's leading Masorti community for nearly 30 years and is at the forefront of those calling for Britain and Europe to do more to help people fleeing Syria.


JNF's eco-plan for refugees

By Sandy Rashty, May 19, 2016

An Israeli charity is planning to employ thousands of Syria refugees as part of a project to regenerate a forest in Europe.


Lord Weidenfeld Fund offers to fund settlement of refugee children in UK

By Rosa Doherty, May 6, 2016

The Lord Weidenfeld fund has welcomed David Cameron’s decision to accept unaccompanied child refugees from Europe, and has offered to help finance them.