Jessica Elgot and Jonathan Kalmus

Charities relieved as Osborne drops plan for tax relief cap

By Jessica Elgot and Jonathan Kalmus, June 7, 2012

Communal organisations are breathing a sigh of relief following the government’s U-turn on a controversial plan to cut tax relief on charity donations.
Many Jewish charities had spoken out against the proposal to limit tax relief on donations at £50,000, or 25 per cent of income.


Wanted: Jewish family for reality TV show

By Jessica Elgot and Jonathan Kalmus, October 28, 2010

Wanted: an exhibitionist Jewish family to let a Channel Four camera crew into their lives - from grandma's kalooki nights to the teenage hormone-fuelled drama of the FZY ball.

Producers are seeking a Jewish family who have room for a few more round the Friday night dinner table.

There could be up to 28 cameras recording every kvetch and kvell for 24 hours a day for the fourth season of the BAFTA-nominated series, The Family.