Charities by Category: Education / Training
Aish UK was created in 1993 to offer inspiring and relevant Jewish education and experiences for young Jews in the UK. We believe that the Jewish tradition is not only deep and fulfilling, but also relevant, engaging and compelling to the young person today.
Over the past 20 years, theory has been born out by practice. The demand for trips, events and courses has grown enormously. Today Aish serves almost every high school with a sizeable Jewish population, and University Jewish Societies from Durham to Bristol. We run young professionals branches and programmes in Manchester, Hampstead, Essex and the City of London.
‘To translate the wisdom, depth and beauty of our heritage to young British Jews.’
108a Boundary Road
Founded in July 1915 in Whitechapel, Ben Uri has proudly been at the forefront of Yiddish culture and British art for 100 years. The museum is the oldest cultural institution in the community. Today it is universally acclaimed for its role in protecting, acquiring, educating, and celebrating the artistic achievements of European Jewish artists, and sharing their rich contribution with some 400,000 people a year from across the cultural divides.
The museum has no endowment and no guaranteed income and relies on its own efforts and your generosity and shared vision.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is an oasis of innovation that serves as a model for the world. Unique among Israeli universities, Ben-Gurion University (BGU) was established in 1969 as a vehicle for the social, economic and scientific transformation of the Negev.
Today BGU has succeeded beyond expectations, with five campuses, building an academic institution that is deeply rooted in the local community whilst achieving international recognition for its inspired scholarship and thought-leading research.
The University is however, far more than a collection of campuses, faculties and schools. BGU builds bridges and promotes peace between Israel and its neighbours through collaboration in science and research. It is a link between science and industry, Israel and the developing world.
BGU is a university with a conscience – where the highest academic and scientific standards are integrated with community outreach, and where the pioneering spirit of discovery flourishes, fulfilling the dream of David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, to make the desert bloom.
Since its inception, one of BGU’s primary goals has been to establish a more equitable society for the people of the Negev region, many of whom are underprivileged. In many ways, the Negev is still considered the “periphery” of Israel, and many of its residents are immigrants who arrived in Israel from the former Soviet Union, Ethiopia and other countries.
Bar-Ilan University is a world leading institute of higher education, providing an environment for academic excellence to Jews of every level of observance.
With an international reputation in the sciences, the university is making a global impact in fields such as nanotechnology, brain research, medicine and engineering, while producing outstanding scholars of Jewish studies, law and the humanities.
(0)20 7724 3777
British Friends of Haifa University
Shuvu’s network of kindergartens, elementary and high schools throughout Israel offer students from all backgrounds an outstanding education, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to become independent, successful and productive members of Israeli society.
Starting in 1990 with two schools providing education for Russian immigrant children, Shuvu has now established a network of 69 schools and kindergartens at 21 sites. As well as offering an unrivalled secular education, Shuvu connects children to their Jewish heritage by providing a positive and uplifting Jewish education.
The majority of Shuvu’s students come from immigrant, low-income and/or single-parent families. As well as an excellent education, these children are given hot meals, transport to school and a safe learning environment.
76 Gloucester Place
Established in 1982, the Jaffa Institute is at the forefront of poverty alleviation in Israel. Our mission is to achieve a lasting solution to the poverty which has been entrenched within the communities of Jaffa, south Tel Aviv and Bat Yam for generations. In addition to providing educational programming designed to ensure that the children in our care graduate from high school and achieve a good standard of living as adults, our holistic approach also includes emergency and long-term care facilities for at-risk children, the provision of higher education scholarships to disadvantaged youths, musical enrichment programming, food distribution, vocational training courses and therapeutic care. Through over 30 different programmes, our services reach 4,000 Israelis on an annual basis.
Tiferet Shlomo provides a safe and loving home for neglected, orphaned and homeless children who originate from all over the world. Life on the streets leaves many disadvantaged youngsters open to juvenile delinquency and crime. Tiferet Shlomo was established to help these youngsters by providing them with comfortable accommodation, as well as religious, secular and vocational education in a stable and happy environment. £95 will support a child for a month at the orphanage. Your donation now, or a bequest in your will, will help to give another Jewish child the chance to begin again with real hope for the future. Contact us now for a leaflet or more information about how you can help.
Chai Cancer Care is the community’s cancer support organisation, providing a range of services including counselling for families, individuals and couples; complementary therapies; children, teenage and family services; home support services; group activities and support groups and the Medical Outpatient Rehabilitation and Palliative Care Service. Services are available to cancer patients and their families in the flagship North West London Centre, South London, Essex, Birmingham, Hackney, Southend, South Manchester, North Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Glasgow.
President: Lord Young; Chairman: Louise Hager; Chief Executive: Lisa Steele.
91 – 93 Stamford Hill
Chizuk’s aim is to help individuals – and their families – in the Orthodox Jewish Community who have mental health problems, reducing their sense of isolation, building confidence and encouraging them to take their place in Society. Chizuk also offers help and support to those experiencing life crises.
Our services include art therapy, befriending, drop-in groups, family consultations, hospital visits, organising carers, advocacy and public events.
As the only mental health organisation that specialises in providing a religiously and culturally sensitive environment for its Orthodox Jewish users, Chizuk’s role is also educational, in that it helps to combat stigma by changing the way that mental health is viewed in the Community. Chizuk is a national service.
020 8203 6066
Emunah is a charity that helps disadvantaged and abused children and young adults. Emunah is one of the top providers of social welfare services throughout Israel, responsible for the care of 10,000 children and families every year. British Emunah supports 37 projects including children’s homes, day care centres, high schools and counselling services, providing a safe, nurturing refuge for Israel’s most desperate children at risk.
We help whoever needs our services, from many different backgrounds and nationalities – many children come to us because their parents can’t cope, they have been affected by drug abuse, alcoholism, illness or poverty. UK fundraising activities include our annual dinner, bridge lunch, Emunah Entertainment ticket agency, Emunah on Ebay, sponsored challenge events, local fundraising groups and more!
Lubavitch is the largest Jewish educational institution in Scotland. It is committed to reaching every Jew regardless of age, knowledge or commitment and provides a very wide range of educational and social activities for Jews of all ages. These include Scotland’s only kosher restaurant, Shul in the Park, Monthly Friday night Shabbos Dinners and numerous social activities throughout the year
Counselling and support is given for terminal illness, bereavement, marriage guidance, and against interdating, intermarriage and missionaries, all in the strictest confidence. No person is ever turned away from activities due to financial circumstances. No grants are received from head offices in London or New York. Legacies are required to secure the future of our work.
The Holocaust Educational Trust was founded in 1988 during the passage of the War Crimes Act, to raise awareness and understanding about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance.
We work in schools and higher education institutions, delivering innovative educational and teacher training programmes and producing groundbreaking resources. Through our Lessons from Auschwitz Project we have taken over 30,000 students and teachers to visit the Nazi concentration and death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Our aims are to educate every person from every background in the UK about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance, to teach the history of the Holocaust and to preserve the memory of those who were murdered in the Holocaust and those who survived.
(0)20 8209 3155
Israeli Dance Institute (IDI)
56b Crewys Road
The Israeli Dance Institute (IDI) is a UK educational charity which nurtures the flame of Jewish identity with Israel at its heart, through Israeli dance. We develop special programmes, train teachers and youth leaders, and run classes for new and experienced dancers. We work with teachers in some 30 schools working with over 4,000 children in the UK. We run a major summer course, Machol Europa, which brings teachers and enthusiasts from around the world. More than 18,000 children worldwide, in Jewish communities emerging or distressed, benefit from this programme. We also have four performing groups, from children to adults, which represent the community at communal and interfaith events.
No longer can a one size fits all approach to Jewish education guarantee either successful engagement or continuity of the younger generation. JFT exists in order to present young people with a diverse range of educational opportunities and experiences from which to choose.
Built upon decades of experience in both formal and informal education, JFT organizations represent a broad portfolio of dynamic and innovative initiatives and approaches, each providing a different yet equally compelling and vibrant opportunity to connect. Each organization has a proud track record of success in attracting, educating and inspiring young Jewish people, whilst promoting best practice and non-duplication of resources.
A charitable investment in JFT is a palpable contribution to Jewish continuity that ensures bright Jewish futures for our younger generation.
(0)20 8989 8990
Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade
3 Beechcroft Road
London, E18 1LA
Today’s Jewish young people have the energy and enthusiasm to shape and change their world in innovative and exciting ways that simply weren’t possible in previous generations.
Since 1895 the JLGB has trained and developed tens of thousands of young people to reach their potential through active citizenship, within both the Jewish and wider community, empowering them to become future leaders.
Encouraging friendship through achievement, recognition and personal development programmes, such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, the JLGB helps to prepare and enable young Jewish people to develop the essential life skills needed to help their transition from young person to adult life.
Young people represent the best possible investment in the future – help us to help them.
The Jewish Learning Exchange in the heart of Golders Green has now enthused the hearts and minds of thousands of young Jews for over 30 years! Our educational approach is to share a deeper meaning and greater relevance of Judaism in a way which creates a lasting impression in the everyday lives of our students. Our vision is to continue to inspire Young Jews across the UK through learning and education making Judaism relevant and meaningful in the 21st Century.
Our programmes in schools, on campus and with young professionals continue to make a meaningful difference to thousands of Jewish lives. Your support will ensure we can affect thousands more for many years to come!
Albert Street, London
The Jewish Museum London has an important mission – to surprise, delight and engage all people, irrespective of background or faith, in the history, identity and culture of Jews in Britain. We achieve this through exhibitions, collections and learning programmes, drawing on the Jewish experience as a focus for exploring ideas in our multicultural society.
Celebrating cultural difference and the vast contribution of migrants in Britain more widely, our award winning schools programme promotes tolerance and celebrates diversity, and the museum welcomes around 16,000 school children every year.
The museum’s vision is of a world where cultural diversity and the contribution of minority communities are explored, valued and celebrated, for the enrichment of society as a whole.
Kisharon transforms the lives of children and adults with a wide range of learning disabilities. It is the only Jewish organization providing education, supported living and a complement of adult services which include an employment programme, social enterprise opportunities and life skills courses. All of which are offered across the community.
At Kisharon we believe equality is everyone’s right, whichever path they take. We provide a structured yet warm and caring environment that ensures every individual can meet their potential to live as independently as possible whilst integrating within the wider community. Please contact us for further information on how you can help or to make a donation.
Middx, HA8 4GL
Langdon empowers Jewish youth and adults with learning disabilities to live the independent lives they deserve. We do this by providing them with supported living, employment opportunities, education and a vibrant social life, all within a Jewish ethos.
Through Langdon’s supported living houses in London and Manchester, our members live in their own homes, with the appropriate level of support to meet individual needs. This enables them to gain independence in a safe and secure environment, living as a community within a community.
1 Rectory Lane
Larches Community ‘Valuing People for Who They Are’
‘Roots and Wings’ Social Enterprise offers people with learning disabilities and autism life changing employment skills. Courses include jewellery, craft, mosaic, cider, beer and rug making. ‘Go Green Go!’ recycling project turns plastic bottles into works of art. Our mission is to support each unique person ‘To Be the Best They Can Be’. ‘Learning for Life’ Programme creates a safe and structured environment where people experience greater independence and strive to develop their abilities, talents and skills.
At Legadel, we believe that every child deserves to succeed, no matter his/her circumstances. Legadel provides professional support to disadvantaged children in the North West London, Edgware and surrounding Jewish communities that are failing to thrive and succeed at school, and we do this within their school environment.
We offer a pool of resources including speech and language therapy, specialist literacy teaching, specialist maths teaching, occupational therapy and one-to-one key worker support.
Our aim is that these children will be in a better position to fully integrate into school life socially, emotionally and behaviourally; and to see the children thrive as they become able to achieve their full potential!
80 East End Road
For 60 years Leo Baeck College has combined inspirational teaching with a commitment to developing rabbis, professionals, and lay leaders who will build sustainable, accessible, and thriving Progressive Jewish communities.
Our 180+ alumni are at the heart of Progressive Judaism — past, present and future.
Our Vision is for a global community that has access to rabbis and educators that can speak to them in a way that they can relate to and grow with.
To make a donation or for more information, please visit our website (see below).
Your investment in us will allow us to invest in the future of the College and in the future of Progressive Judaism in the UK.
London, NW4 2BZ
Maccabi GB plays a vital role within the community as the only provider of Jewish sport, health and wellbeing and educational activities in Great Britain. Our varied events engaged over 40,000 people in 2016. Our Community Sports Days, ‘Ability, Not Disability’ Programme and Weekly Sports Clubs demonstrate our ethos of ‘Sport for Everyone’ and our commitment to providing an outlet for Jewish people to get active, regardless of age, gender or ability.
As the governing body of ‘Team Maccabi GB’, we represent the elite of Jewish sportspeople at international sporting events including the Maccabiah, JCC Maccabi Games and European Maccabi Games. We work with our affiliated clubs, sports leagues and the community by providing quality youth projects such as the Leadership Programme and Streetwise.
“Competing for Maccabi GB [at the Maccabiah Games] left me inspired, reaffirmed my Jewish identity and made me determined to do everything I can to ensure our Jewish future for generations.”
Maccabiah Games participant
“Maccabi GB gave our son the chance to go on a ‘standard’ Israel Tour. He took part in so many experiences in an environment where he felt totally secure and valued. He made friends, enhanced his Jewish learning and, most importantly, had so much fun.”
Parents of Daniel, participant of the MGB Challenge Israel Tour 2016 (for young members of the Jewish Community with learning difficulties)
Middx, HA8 7AR
Oasis of Peace UK (formerly the British Friends of NSWaS [Neve Shalom – Wahat Al-Salam]) supports the educational programmes of NSWaS’s bilingual/binational Primary School and Kindergarten, the first of its kind in Israel, and its School for Peace: a centre of encounter and discourse for Jewish and Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel, from high-school and university students to professional and women’s groups.
The Primary School and the School for Peace are situated amid the peaceful surroundings of Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salam (midway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem), a community of Jewish and Palestinian-Arab Israeli citizens who choose to live side by side in dialogue. It is the only community of its kind in Israel.
Graduates of NSWaS’s programmes are in the forefront of Israel’s peace movement and work in all fields and professions.
Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
The Centre provides Jewish Studies teaching at the University of Oxford from undergraduate to doctoral level, and promotes research into the unique collections of the Bodleian Libraries and its own Muller Library by offering opportunities and facilities for visiting scholars to work and cooperate on research projects each year.
We are solely dependent on private benefactions. The Centre’s Annual Report is available in print on request and in electronic form at: http://www.ochjs.ac.uk
Woodford Bridge Road
Essex, 1G4 5LN
The Fund, established in honour of the late Dr I Sidney Gold, first President of the Redbridge Jewish Youth & Community Centre, promotes the Doris and Sidney Gold/RAGS Scholarships. The driving concerns of his life were young people, Israel and Jewish community service and appropriately these scholarships combine all three elements. Selected Jewish students in the Essex area are assisted in funding a pre-university year on an approved study and training course in Israel with the understanding that they have a commitment to future communal involvement. The scheme’s success over nearly two decades has been the number of the Scholars who have become deeply involved in community leadership. Extra funds will enable more worthy young people to be assisted.
TAG is a global organization founded in 2009. It was established as a free service to raise awareness to the potential pitfalls of technology and to implement tools to enable responsible and productive interaction with technological devices. With offices in Golders Green, Stamford Hill, Edgware, Manchester and Gateshead, TAG provides a community service for computers, smartphones, laptops, tablets and many other devices to have them filtered, in order to prevent access to inappropriate material.
Your donation will also help us in advanced research of new material and devices as well as producing educational material.
Technion UK supports Technion in Haifa, which is ranked among the world’s top ten science and technology universities. We provide funds for scholarships, labs, faculty recruitment and more.
With three Nobel Laureates, 10,500 undergraduate and 3,000 graduate students Technion has earned a global reputation for its work in nanotechnology, life sciences, defence and more. Technion is one of a handful of science and technology universities that also has a medical school. Notable research achievements include Iron Dome, Azilect to treat Parkinson Disease and the Cancer Sniffing Nose
Multinational technology giants, including Google, Microsoft & Apple have set up operations in Israel, mainly on and around the Technion campus due to its research power and trained graduates.
The Tel Aviv University Trust supports Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel’s most prestigious and comprehensive institution of higher learning. TAU represents Israel at its best – dynamic, innovative and forward-looking.
With about 30,000 students in total, the University offers 128 schools and departments across the spectrum of sciences, humanities and arts together with Israel’s biggest and most influential medical teaching and research complex. The University’s 1,000 senior faculty members conduct some 3,500 projects annually at 400 laboratories.
The University is recognised and celebrated internationally for creating an innovation and entrepreneurship culture on campus that generates inventions, start-ups and economic and social development in Israel. For the 3rd year running, TAU was ranked among the top 10 schools in the world for producing graduates that found successful VC-backed companies (Pitchbook 2016).
Tikva’s core mission is to care for the homeless, abandoned and abused Jewish children of Odessa, Ukraine. Tikva provides a loving home, essential social services, a quality education, while revitalising the growing Jewish community of Odessa, and provides an opportunity for a brighter future through immigration to Israel. The lives of more than 3,000 men, women, and children have changed significantly through programmes including the Tikva Boys’ and Girls’ Homes, which cares for 160 children aged six to sixteen, an Infants’ Home for 40 children, a university dormitory catering for 110 students, a Day Care Centre for 125 children and primary and secondary schools, teaching over 750 Jewish children from Tikva’s homes and the Odessa region.
The Together Plan works with communities in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe teaching skills for self-sufficiency. The charity is helping to regenerate Judaism in the Former Soviet Union through youth and education programmes and heritage and cemetery projects.
The Together Plan operates a humanitarian aid project, which is a tangible community building tool helping the most socially and economically vulnerable members of communities. Clothes, shoes, toys, ‘Judaica’ and computers can be donated in London and are dispatched to the FSU.
The Together Plan is a charity in action working TOGETHER with communities for a self-sustainable future.
For nearly 100 years UJIA has been building meaningful connections between the UK Jewish community and the people of Israel. To achieve our vision of a strong British Jewry with a lifelong commitment to Israel, we are active in three key areas: in the UK we deliver and support educational programmes to enhance knowledge about Israel from childhood to adulthood, and we ensure or create immersive experiences to connect British Jewry with the Israel of today.
In Israel itself, our educational and welfare initiatives impact tens of thousands of lives each year, transforming communities, increasing social mobility and building cohesion.
University Jewish Chaplaincy is the premier rabbinical campus service in the UK, providing official representation for Jewish students on religious matters in over 100 campuses. Our nineteen chaplains also provide extensive home hospitality, pastoral support on a host of welfare issues, and original Jewish education.
A main part of our charitable organization’s remit involves working collaboratively with local Jewish communities and organizations across the country to plan and develop for the future of Jewish student life.While students come and go, Chaplaincy ensures that the infrastructure is in place year-after-year, providing consistency and stability in the ever-changing university environment.
Our chaplains and chaplaincy couples are there for all Jewish students to provide a warm, non-judgmental, vibrant, inclusive and inspiring Jewish environment on campus.
Work Avenue assists people in generating long term sustainable incomes either through creating work opportunities or helping businesses develop and flourish. We create opportunities for everyone, at any life stage, in any situation and provide people with essential lifelong skills, enabling them to become financially independent and support themselves and their families.
Supports people at all stages in their journey to work by providing training in employability and workplace skills; offering one to one support; assisting jobseekers and graduates in finding work placements, and enabling people to make informed career choices.
Supports entrepreneurs to increase the success rate and long term sustainability of their businesses through one-to-one advice and guidance; government Start-Up loans; mentoring, and co-working space.
9 Burroughs Gardens
Yad Vashem UK Foundation endeavours to support and publicise the memorialisation and educational resources of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Its principal aims are to raise funds for Yad Vashem, which is only partly funded by the Israeli government, to initiate, develop and maintain educational programmes for Holocaust studies in the UK, and to raise public awareness of the Holocaust.
Through its Guardian of the Memory project, Yad Vashem UK Foundation aims to ensure that every named Jewish victim has a memorial candle lit in their memory on Yom HaShoah and Holocaust Memorial Day.
Yad Voezer is a helping hand for people with learning disabilities and their families. It manages:
• Three Registered Residential Care Homes
• Three Supported Housing projects
• A Day Programme
• Clubs & leisure activities
• Family Support
• Soap Workshop
34 Arcadia Avenue
YACR provides a nurturing home for children at risk where they can live, learn, and heal together. We transform the lives of vulnerable and at-risk children in Israel and across the world. Children are provided with a warm and supportive home in one of our five youth villages and two leadership programmes. They are given everything they need to live happy, fulfilling and productive lives. Our ‘Village Way’ educational approach has been globally recognised for dramatically improving the lives of children.
Thousands of children from Israel and around the world have benefitted from our life-changing work. Over 400,000 children in Israel have been deemed at-risk by authorities and with decades of experience we can take them ‘from survival to leadership’.