World Jewish Relief

Ukraine cleans up its act for Euro 2012 but not for its poor

By Ekaterina Mitiaev, June 14, 2012

Fifteen year old Ukrainian twins Sergei and Dmitry Goraschenko have always dreamed of being professional footballers. They spend every spare minute playing impromptu games with their friends, so the arrival of some of the world's best players on their doorstep should be cause for celebration.


Wenger, Booting out Poverty and Euro 2012

By Jennifer Lipman, June 11, 2012

A tongue-in-cheek "Arsene Wenger" helps launch World Jewish Relief's "Boot Out Poverty" campaign, to coinicide with Euro 2012 in the Ukraine and Poland.

Boot Out Poverty


Running the marathon for World Jewish Relief

By Jennifer Lipman, April 27, 2012

World Jewish relief's marathon team celebrate passing the finish line.


WJR Young Spirits club night

By Jennifer Lipman, April 12, 2012

Young professionals turned out in style at Paradise Bar in London to raise money for World Jewish Relief at a club night organised by the charity’s young committee. The 150 guests helped raise £3,500 for the humanitarian aid charity, with proceeds boosted by a raffle featuring Arsenal tickets and ASOS clothing.



My week with Angelina Jolie

By Paul Anticoni, February 17, 2012

Many years ago, I was working in the field with the Red Cross when Angelina Jolie flew in as a UN Human Rights Council ambassador.

The world's cameras, normally focused on the red carpets and the Hollywood hangouts, turned their lenses towards some of the most desperate people on the planet and, for a little while at least, the world heard of the tragic situation we were dealing with.


WJR aiding Mumbai

February 9, 2012

A £230,000 grant from World Jewish Relief will help 400 Mumbai Jews with disabilities to find better jobs and enjoy an improved quality of life.

Around 1,200 non-Jews will also benefit from the Building Enabling Communities project, focusing on training, advice and contact-building.


Cold sleepers warm to WJR campaign

February 2, 2012

World Jewish Relief supporters from Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue slept outside for a night to raise awareness of - and funds for - the charity's Operation Winter Survival campaign in Eastern Europe.

The 12-hour sleep-out was the brainchild of the shul's Rabbi Aaron Goldstein to highlight the plight of impoverished Jews in dilapidated homes with sparse heating.


WJR makes a meal out of aiding the impoverished

November 24, 2011

Five-hundred World Jewish Relief supporters learned on Monday about the grinding poverty experienced by many of its clients.

As part of WJR's annual dinner - held at London's Guildhall and raising more than £1.3 million - a film was screened on the charity's home repair programme in the former Soviet Union.

It featured 74-year old Luisa Nomirovskaya, who lives alone in a condemned house in


WJR's Operation Winter Survival

By Jennifer Lipman, November 4, 2011

World Jewish Relief is running the Operation Winter Survival campaign to encourage the community to support vulnerable people in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union during the harsh winter months.

"There are many individuals who are facing a life threatening winter," said WJR chief executive Paul Anticoni.


WJR makes £2m eastern promise

October 6, 2011

James Libson has launched his chairmanship of World Jewish Relief by announcing a £2.2 welfare commitment over three years for Jews in Ukraine and Moldova who fled Nazi persecution.

The project is in response to recent changes in eligibility criteria for Claims Conference assistance, which have resulted in some refugees from Nazism no longer qualifying for support.

WJR intends to plug the g