World Jewish Relief

Thousands raised to help Ebola's hidden victims

By Josh Jackman, November 27, 2014

A UK Jewish charity is working to save what it calls the hidden victims of the Ebola epidemic.

World Jewish Relief's appeal has raised £100,000 to help African children orphaned by the disease.

The money will allow the charity to supply food, bedding and clothing to 1,188 children in Sierra Leone.

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Georgia on her mind - WJR's work moves Maitlis

By Josh Jackman, November 27, 2014

Emily Maitlis gave an emotional account of her visit to World Jewish Relief projects in Georgia at WJR's dinner on Monday, recalling the "smiles and hope" that "very tiny, practical gifts" brought to impoverished children.

The journalist and broadcaster had tears in her eyes as she told the 420 guests about the conditions for a family in Rustavi, a south-eastern city which sunk into poverty aft

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Community launches appeal to aid Ebola victims

By Josh Jackman, October 21, 2014

British Jewry has launched its response to the Ebola epidemic, with 14 communal bodies and synagogue movements from all denominations pitching in to help stop the spread of the disease.

World Jewish Relief, the organisation leading the Ebola Crisis Appeal, will use donations to provide medical supplies for health workers and awareness programmes in the countries affected.

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WJR launches emergency winter appeal for Ukraine Jews

By Naomi Firsht, October 15, 2014

World Jewish Relief has launched an emergency appeal for Ukraine’s Jewish community to help them survive the sub-zero temperatures this winter.

Although the WJR Rosh Hashanah appeal raised £161,125 – almost 90 per cent of the targeted £181,380 – for the Ukraine community, the dire conditions still faced by many Jews have led to a second emergency appeal being launched this week.

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WJR joins with Islamic Relief in Iraq vigil

By Simon Rocker, September 4, 2014

The Reform movement's Senior Rabbi, Laura Janner-Klausner, has spoken at a multi-faith vigil jointly organised by a Muslim charity accused by Israel of links with Hamas.

Islamic Relief Worldwide co-sponsored Wednesday's event on behalf of Iraq's endangered minorities with World Jewish Relief and Christian Aid.

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Comic Relief donation makes Rwandans smile

By Jenni Frazer, September 4, 2014

World Jewish Relief has been given a substantial donation by Comic Relief.

WJR received £365,994 in support of its pilot programme in Rwanda, called the Livelihood Development Programme. The project is aimed at improving the lives of nearly 9,000 Rwandans over the next three years.

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Let's make it good news soon

By Richard Verber, August 7, 2014

I've often thought that I should start a newspaper which prints only good news. Heartwarming stories of strangers returning lost wallets. The world's largest cupcake. Lottery winners donating their millions to charity. Oh, and pictures of cats. There must always be pictures of cats.

If ever there were an idea whose time had come, it's this one.

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The Queen and Farage - that's life for Lipman

June 19, 2014

Meetings with the Queen, a run-in with Nigel Farage and hilarious family anecdotes were included in a wide-ranging talk by Maureen Lipman to a World Jewish Relief ladies' lunch in Highgate.

The actress also praised the humanitarian aid charity for supporting those in need in some of the most remote places.

"Who has heard of Zaporozhye or Transnistria?

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WJR seeks extra help for Ukrainian clients

April 11, 2014

World Jewish Relief's Pesach appeal will support around three dozen programmes helping impoverished Ukrainian Jews.

The charity currently assists 16,000 people in Ukraine. Its food cards programme enables clients to purchase essentials.

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WJR Ukraine Crisis Briefing

By Marcus Dysch, April 4, 2014

World Jewish Relief hosted a Ukraine Crisis Briefing at JW3 in north London.

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