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Their hearts are in the right place

October 6, 2016

Arlene Phillips, Zandra Rhodes,Vanessa Feltz, Kate Winslet, Mary Portas and Bill Wyman have put heart and soul into a charity project by artist Cindy Lass.

From October 13-15, 50 heart-shaped canvases by celebrities will be exhibited at Gallery Different in Fitzrovia. They will all be available to buy and proceeds will benefit stem-cell charity the Heart Cells Foundation.


Kisharon CEO honoured

October 6, 2016

Kisharon's Dr Beverley Jacobson has been chosen as Charity Principal of the Year in the Charity Times awards, receiving her prize at a ceremony at a Westminster hotel.

"When one has a strong board and dedicated staff doing outstanding work, an accolade like this comes by default," Dr Jacobson said. "My gratitude and the award belong to the Kisharon team."


Guest is a life-saver for MDA

September 29, 2016

The 300 guests at Monday's Magen David Adom UK dinner in central London heard from an MDA volunteer paramedic called into emergency action in Jerusalem last week.

Lawyer Aaron Adler said he was "first on the scene when a terrorist stabbed a policewoman in the Old City.

"Leaving my office, getting on my bike and doing what needed to be done.


Wright and wrongs on Allardyce

By Danny Caro, September 29, 2016

Arsenal and England striker turned TV pundit Ian Wright offered his take on the Sam Allardyce situation when he addressed Wednesday's Maccabi London Brady lunch in central London.

Quizzed about the Daily Telegraph sting which resulted in Allardyce's departure as England manager, Wright said: "I feel for Sam but he's been greedy, stupid and found himself in a ridiculous situation.


Rudd praises the 'extraordinary' work of Emunah

By Marcus Dysch, September 16, 2016

Amber Rudd hailed the work of British Emunah at the charity's annual gala dinner, going on to pledge to fight antisemitism across the country.

Attending her first Jewish communal event in her new role, the Home Secretary said the social welfare group - which helps more than 12,000 children in schools, homes and therapy centres in Israel - was going from "strength to strength".

Ms Rudd told t


Concerts in memory of tragic Liora

By Lianne Kolirin, August 25, 2016

A young woman who died from a sudden illness is to be remembered in a series of fundraising concerts.

Liora Rosenberg, a former JFS pupil, died in April aged 20 after falling critically ill with a bleed on the brain and pneumonia.

Now her family and friends are paying tribute to her with live gigs to raise money for an ambulance through the Hatzola charity.


Israeli MK's bar mitzvah

By Josh Jackman, July 7, 2016

Michal Biran stood behind the bar, pulled a pint of bitter and let the memories flood back.

The MK, who represents Labour in the Knesset, was back in the The White Ferry House in Victoria, central London, the pub where 11 years ago she had worked as one of the bar staff.

"I think they had a pool table before.


Hizbollah flags fly in London

By Josh Jackman, July 7, 2016

Hizbollah flags were on display in London last Sunday as around 600 protesters gathered for the annual anti-Israel Al-Quds Day march.

Police did not act to prevent the protesters displaying the colours of the organisation - whose military wing is defined as a terrorist group by the UK government - and made no arrests.

Approximately 500 pro-Israel activists mounted a counter-demonstration, wi


Ort finds Jimmy Choos a perfect fit

By Sandy Rashty, June 17, 2016

As the only male guest in a room of more than 80 women, Adam Overlander-Kaye was struggling to get a word in edgeways.


Injured soldier thanks support charity

By Sandy Rashty, June 17, 2016

A severely injured Israeli war veteran helped by the Beit Halochem UK charity told his story at a dinner at The Dorchester where the 400 guests raised £900,000.

Omer Levi, 28, had been discharged from the IDF in 2011. But as a reservist, he was called back as an evacuation commander during the 2014 Gaza conflict. On the Gaza border, he was hit by a mortar shell fired by Hamas.