World Jewish Relief

How charity pulled off Chief Rabbi's visit

By Richard Verber, November 19, 2015

The sleepless nights are over. The Chief Rabbi and his delegation of United Synagogue rabbis are safely back in the UK.

Taking the highest-profile Jewish leader in the country to a refugee camp was one of the most challenging and rewarding things we have ever done.

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Syria aid appeal makes history

By Rosa Doherty, October 15, 2015

World Jewish Relief has said its appeal for Syrian refugees is attracting the highest ever average sums given by individual donors.

The appeal, which was launched last month, has so far raised more than £533,000.

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Finding frame of reference for crisis

By Rosa Doherty, October 8, 2015

Young World Jewish Relief supporters have taken to social media to draw attention to the refugee crisis by making a link to the Jewish refugee experience.

The "My family Were Refugees Too" campaign encourages people to post photos of themselves wearing T-shirts carrying the slogan on social media.

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Booba's not happy - she wants to see you more often

By Josh Jackman, October 1, 2015

We are not getting enough time with Booba and Zeida, according to new research.

A survey commissioned by World Jewish Relief has shown that a third of adult Jews see their grandparents four times a year or less.

Fewer than one in 10 grandchildren are happy with that arrangement, while one in five grandparents would like to see their grandchildren more.

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Jerry Springer thanks World Jewish Relief for family records

By Marcus Dysch, July 13, 2015

American television host Jerry Springer has visited Britain to support the work of World Jewish Relief.

The charity rescued Mr Springer’s parents and brought them to this country from Nazi Germany a month before the outbreak of war in 1939.

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Prince Charles becomes WJR patron

July 2, 2015

The Prince of Wales has become the patron of World Jewish Relief, the charity has announced.

It is the first time the royal has been patron of a Jewish organisation working outside of the UK.

Nigel Layton, WJR life vice-president, said the charity was delighted.

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Prince Charles becomes World Jewish Relief patron

By JC Reporter, June 30, 2015

The Prince of Wales has become the patron of World Jewish Relief, the charity has announced.

It is the first time the royal has been patron of a Jewish organisation working outside of the UK

Nigel Layton, WJR life vice-president, said the charity was delighted.

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IDF hospital giving hope to Nepal

By Nathan Jeffay, May 7, 2015

Israel's field hospital in Nepal has now treated almost 1,000 patients and is acquiring a reputation as the best place for the injured to come for care.

"Because of the good care that Israelis are giving, injured people from my village want to transfer here," said 18-year-old Dawa Bohola, sitting in the orthopaedics tent with his injured foot in a treatment bath.

He was painting outdoors at

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World Jewish Relief launches Nepal earthquake appeal

By JC Reporter, April 26, 2015

Aid agency World Jewish Relief has launched an emergency appeal for the victims of the Nepal earthquake.

Over 2,000 people are thought to have been killed in the disaster which devastated the Himalayan country, with the death toll expected to rise over the coming days.

WJR is calling for donations to help it provide food, fresh water, shelter and medical supplies.

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Chief Rabbi urges community to aid Ukrainian Jews

By Josh Jackman, April 20, 2015

The Chief Rabbi has called for the community to do more to help Jewish refugees in Ukraine in a cross-communal open letter.

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