World Jewish Relief

UK Jewish charities raising thousands for Syrians

By Sandy Rashty, September 24, 2013

Jewish charities in the UK have raised thousands of pounds to support Syrians fleeing the country’s civil war.

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We're raising dough for WJR

July 22, 2013

In support of World Jewish Relief’s welfare programmes in Eastern Europe, more than 1,000 people have attended Big Bagel gatherings nationwide.

The bagel-themed socials — held in a variety of settings — also served as information events about the work of the charity in the former Soviet Union. Over £20,000 has been raised from some 20 socials.

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WJR shops at Tesco for speaker

July 8, 2013

What are the biggest headaches the boss of Britain’s most successful supermarket encounters?

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Designer names bring fashionable windfall

April 16, 2013

World Jewish Relief has gone upmarket in its latest fundraising initiative, encouraging supporters having a wardrobe clear-out to donate designer clothes, accessories and shoes.

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Let's make this year different from all other years

By Richard Verber, March 21, 2013

When I was younger, my favourite part of the Pesach seder was reading about the 10 plagues. My family, not known for any particular theatrical prowess, suddenly found the ability for Oscar-worthy dramatic performances over dinner. Frogs would croak loudly, wild animals would roar through the house and hail would thunder down from the ceiling.

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JFS students trained to join world food campaign

By Zoe Winograd, March 1, 2013

JFS sixth-formers took a training session at JHub organised by World Jewish Relief, Tzedek and the Jewish Student Action Forum to prmote the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign , fighting world hunger.

They were taught campaigning techniques with particular focus on social media, presentational skills and compiling a press release.

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WJR and Tzedek sign up to hunger campaign

By Zoe Winograd, January 24, 2013

The Board of Deputies’ decision to tie in with Oxfam’s food project Grow/Tatzmiach was mirrored by another demonstration of Jewish social action this week.

World Jewish Relief, Tzedek and Gefiltefest have signed up to the campaign Enough Food For Everyone IF, a national coalition calling upon David Cameron to use his presidency of the G8 to address the causes of world hunger.

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Enough Food For Everyone IF

By Zoe Winograd, January 23, 2013

Over 80 organisations, including World Jewish Relief, Tzedek and the Jewish Social Action Forum, will come together tonight to launch the Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign. The 'if movement' is asking David Cameron to discuss the four big 'IFs' to stop world hunger at the G8 in June.

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WJR's survival aid beats the freeze

January 21, 2013

Ten thousand boxes of seasonal essentials have been shipped to Jewish communities in Eastern Europe as part of World Jewish Relief’s Operation Winter Survival.

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Maitlis makes the news as WJR raises £1.2 million

November 29, 2012

Broadcaster Emily Maitlis was the headline act for World Jewish Relief at its dinner at London’s Guildhall on Monday, which raised £1.2 million.

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