Charities by Category: Israel
7 Golders Park Close
Beit Halochem UK is a registered charity which is responsible for raising funds for the four Rehabilitation Centres in Israel.
Today, the organization cares for over 51,000 disabled veterans and victims of terror, providing them with medical treatments, such as physiotherapy and hydrotherapy, sporting facilities such as basketball, swimming, tennis, athletics and maritime sports, as well as numerous cultural and social activities designed specifically for the disabled soldiers and their families.
Our aim is to help our members to regain their strength and rebuild their broken bodies and souls.
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.
ALEH is Israel’s Largest Network of Care for Children with Severe Multiple Disabilities.
Over 700 children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and medical conditions receive advanced medical, educational and rehabilitative care in ALEH’s four residential facilities. In addition, ALEH provides over 26,000 outpatient treatments annually.
At ALEH, we look beyond the disability to the child within. By nurturing development and enriching quality of life, we enable each child to reach their full potential.
(0)20 7724 3777
British Friends of Haifa University
Middx, HA8 7AR
Oasis of Peace UK (British Friends of NSWaS) 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 & discourse for Jewish and Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel, from high-school & university students to professional & 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.
At Ohel Sarah, our mission is to enrich the quality of life for over 400 children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities in Israel by providing comprehensive, ongoing support in the spheres of education, employment and independent living.
Delivering care from age six until end of life, we aim to help each person grow and acquire crucial skills to enable them to become confident, independent and contributing members of society.
Established in 1894, Herzog Hospital is Israel’s foremost centre for geriatric, respiratory, mental health and psychotrauma care, treatment and research. It currently maintains 330 patient beds, with another 270 scheduled to come on line with the construction of a new medical pavilion. A Children’s Chronic Respiratory Care Department treats children ranging in age from three months to 21 years.
Herzog’s Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma treats children and adult victims of terror attacks, war and domestic violence.
The Hospital’s Clinical Center for Brain Research is internationally recognized for its work in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and schizophrenia.
15 – 17 HIgh Street
Shalva, the Israel Association for the Care and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities is dedicated to providing transformative care for individuals with disabilities, empowering their families and promoting social inclusion. Non-denominational and free of charge,
Shalva’s programmes provide an all-encompassing range of services for thousands of individuals from infancy to adulthood. Additionally, Shalva supports and enables families to raise their children with disabilities within the family framework. Through nearly three decades of award-winning programmes, Shalva partners with various institutions in advocacy efforts to create a more inclusive society.
The Shalva National Center’s advanced programmes and facilities create new frontiers in disability rehabilitation, research, and inclusion; defining new standards in the field and impacting the world beyond those in Shalva’s direct care.
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.
Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road
The British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel (BFAMI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raise funds to support educational programmes run by the art museums of Israel. These programmes share the rich artistic culture and history of Israel alongside prominent international contemporary art, with future generations across all strata of society. We focus our fund-raising endeavours to support educational programmes targeted at more vulnerable social groups such as children from deprived backgrounds, terminally ill children in hospitals and new immigrants suffering from negative social stigma to name a few. Together with these we support programmes reaching the gifted and talented, as well as Israeli soldiers.
300 Regents Park Road
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s first and foremost University, an acclaimed educational and research institution of the highest calibre that has made an indelible impression both locally and internationally. It is regularly ranked in the world’s top 100. It has played a critical role in the development of the State of Israel and Jewish life, benefiting all citizens whilst reaching out to cure, feed and heal the world. There isn’t a single sphere of activity that has not in some way benefited: science; medicine; water-resourcing; plant, food and veterinary sciences; engineering and high tech; law; the arts, and Jewish studies. Invest in Israel’s most important resource, its brainpower, with a donation or a legacy in your will.
Created in 1991, the Israel Guide Dog Centre for the Blind was established to train and supply guide dogs to an increasing number of blind Israelis who were unable to obtain a dog from an English-speaking centre abroad. Hundreds of partnerships have now been created at our centre that is located not far from Rishon L’Zion at Beit Oved. Each partnership costs some 15,000 for the life long care of the guide dog, training and aftercare. A legacy or gift will help provide another pair of eyes to the growing number of blind persons who ‘look’ to us to help restore their independence and dignity.
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.
120 Regents Park Road
Rambam Medical Center in Haifa aspires to lead in all aspects of medical care on behalf of the two million population living in Northern Israel. Paediatrics is a speciality as is research to increase knowledge of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases.
An underground emergency hospital in case of terrorist attacks has now been inaugurated. The hospital is just by the port area in Haifa and near to chemical factories, and thus vulnerable to enemy action in times of war. Incubators for babies, ventilators, beds for the burns unit, infusion pumps, dialysis machines and monitors, and special chairs and equipment for the chemotherapy department are all needed.
Bequests are truly appreciated for all departments. Donations always acknowledged. Plaques and commemorations available.
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.
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!
(0)20 8458 9999
Ezer Mizion (British Friends of)
FJRO was created in1919 and in the last ten years has developed numerous projects in Israel in cooperation with The Association for Children at Risk (therapeutic aid for autistic children), The Tel Aviv Foundation (projects for disadvantaged children and adults), and The Jaffa Institute (education for children from problematic backgrounds), and provided food and clothing for deprived families.
It has made donations towards a number of projects in England – particularly for Norwood – in addition to many other charities.
FJRO is also supported by the Christadelphian Community for the benefit of ‘The Children of Israel’.
Please consider us when making a donation or writing your Will, so that we can continue to offer these essential services to Jewish families in the UK and Israel.
Additional contact number: 07930 846135
ALYN Hospital, Israel’s ONLY comprehensive paediatric and adolescent rehabilitation centre, is recognized as one of the world’s leading specialists in the active and intensive rehabilitation of physically challenged children and young adults.
ALYN treats patients regardless of religious or ethnic background who suffer from a wide range of congenital and acquired conditions. More than 3,500 children, including some from abroad, are treated at ALYN Hospital every year. The ultimate aim of ALYN Hospital’s multidisciplinary staff is to rehabilitate the youngsters in its care and to return them to their families and to the community as quickly as possible having helped them achieve the highest possible levels of function, mobility and independence.
Since 2002, Nefesh B’Nefesh has revitalized Western Aliyah by minimizing the financial, professional, logistical and social obstacles that potential Olim face. The organisation assists Olim throughout the entire Aliyah process, from the planning stage to well beyond arrival, helping ensure their successful absorption into Israeli society. To date, Nefesh B Nefesh has brought over 30,000 Olim, and has helped streamline their Aliyah by offering Employment Resources, Expedited Aliyah Processing, Group Aliyah Flights, Financial Assistance and Post-Aliyah Support Services. Working in close partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Israeli Government, we expanded our services to the UK in May 2006. Our ability to provide assistance for Olim, who are the lifeblood of the State of Israel, depends on charitable donations and legacies.
(0)20 8211 1023
Friends of Rachashei Lev
(0)20 3400 2361
Friends of the Israel Cancer Association
Adelaide House, London Bridge
The Charity raises funds for the Israel Cancer Association (ICA). The ICA plays a prominent national role in the fields of detection, research, treatment and education, supporting oncological institutes, nationwide screening, patient care and information services.
I.D.F. Widows & Orphans (IDFWO) is a non-profit organization established in 1991, as the sole organization recognized by the State of Israel representing the widows and orphans of Israel’s fallen soldiers. Working with over 8000 widows, widowers and orphans, we strive to be the backbone of support that a lost parent or spouse generally provides, offering emotional, social and financial aid, showing those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for Israel that they will never be alone.
We provide representation to Israeli authorities and a variety of much needed welfare programmes to support our orphans through every stage and milestone in their lives.
(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.
154 Brent Street
For over a century JNF UK has played a vital role in building the land of Israel. In our early years we bought land, planted trees, drained swamps and built the infrastructure of a functioning state.
Today JNF UK has adapted its mission to meet the challenges facing the State of Israel in the 21st Century. Today most of our work takes place in the Negev, the vast desert region in Israel’s south. We build early childhood centres, invest in youth projects, educate underprivileged students and support farmers who need to protect their land. We are turning the Negev green and enriching people’s quality of life.
Founded by legendary Mayor Teddy Kollek fifty years ago, the Jerusalem Foundation’s mission is to shape a modern, unified and vibrant city by creating opportunities for all of Jerusalem’s population groups. Identifying and funding projects to aid and promote economic growth, education, vulnerable populations, dialogue and shared living, arts and culture, and heritage and preservation.
The Foundation builds philanthropic partnerships and matches donors to worthy projects, preserving the city’s past and laying the groundwork for a dynamic future.
The Jerusalem Foundation – Your share in Jerusalem.
Harmony Way, off Victoria Way
Magen David Adom is Israel’s only ambulance and medical emergency service. For over 80 years Magen David Adom UK has raised funds for medical equipment, ambulances, bloodmobiles and stations to benefit ALL Israel’s citizens – Arabs, Christians, Druze and Jews. The organisation also collects and supplies 300,000 units of blood each year and is responsible for all Israel’s first aid and pre-hospital medical emergency training. As a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Magen David Adom works internationally to share its support and expertise with those in need around the world. Magen David Adom is a non-Governmental, not-for-profit organisation that depends on the generosity of supporters like you to save more lives.
Malki Foundation uniquely supports thousands of Israeli families who care at home for a child with severe disabilities. We provide them with the means to obtain paramedical therapy sessions (physical, occupational, speech, hydrotherapy, and horse-riding) when Israel’s government-mandated safety net runs out or when, for bureaucratic reasons that no parent can accept, the system says no.
For families in Israel’s peripheral communities where therapists are scarce, our supervised therapists travel directly to the child’s home. Malki Foundation also provides home-care equipment enabling families to keep a child with severe special needs at home rather than succumb to institutionalization for lack of realistic alternatives.
Founded in 2001 by parents who understand the need, we are passionate, efficient, and effective.
(0)20 7724 2266
New Israel Fund
1 Opal Court, 120 Regents Park Road
Since 1971, on a completely voluntary basis, the Committee has purchased medical equipment for many hospitals in Israel, including the Rambam Medical Centre in Haifa and the Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya. Wonderful hospitals offering the very best in medical care and expertise.
Commemorative plaques can be affixed to equipment and dedication ceremonies arranged.
Why not celebrate that special simcha by asking friends and family to dedicate their gifts for the purchase of life-saving medical equipment and also to help the disabled to regain their mobility, confidence in their lives and self esteem?
Bequests truly welcomed and all donations appreciated and acknowledged.
Combining 115 years of compassionate care with advanced medicine, Shaare Zedek is known as much for the dedication and commitment of its medical teams as it is for its fourteen internationally acclaimed centres of medical excellence. Patients have nicknamed Shaare Zedek the ‘Hospital with a Heart’.
With close to 100 departments serving more than half a million patients annually, it is the fastest growing hospital in the region and continues to respond to the needs of Jerusalem’s uniquely diverse population. The hospital does not, however, receive any government funding for equipment or development.
Shaare Zedek’s friends in the UK play a crucial role in enabling the hospital to maintain and develop its ‘Innovative medicine in the heart of Jerusalem’
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.
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).
UJIA is the Israel charity. We take responsibility in developing a strong British Jewry that builds a lifelong connection to Israel. We connect UK youth to Israel through innovative educational programmes that work alongside our projects in Israel, to support the most vulnerable in society.
Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel is a paediatric tertiary care hospital, providing medical care from birth to age eighteen.
Since its inception in 1991, Schneider Children’s has made an indelible contribution to Israeli healthcare and is Israel’s leading children’s hospital in the fields of bone marrow and organ transplants; endocrinology and diabetes; oncology, and cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. The Medical Center has the busiest emergency room in the country, and has pioneered advanced surgical, therapeutic and research protocols.
Schneider Children’s treats children in Israel and from neighbouring countries, serving as a ‘bridge to peace’ in the region.
Weizmann UK supports and raises awareness of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. It is one of the world’s highest ranking multidisciplinary scientific research institutes. Its dedicated scientists are working on over a thousand projects ranging from Alzheimer’s to astrophysics, from cancer to computer science, from nutrition to nanotechnology. They are following their curiosity to make discoveries that aim to solve humanity’s greatest challenges.
Our role at Weizmann UK is to fundraise to support the Institute’s invaluable work and communicate its scientific breakthroughs. We promote collaboration between the Institute and UK Universities and we encourage sixth-form students to take part in the Institute’s educational programmes. We host events to fundraise for and show-case the extraordinary work of the Weizmann Institute.
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.
34 Arcadia Avenue
For many reasons, thousands of children are unable to be cared for by their family, with many referred to Youth Aliyah Villages through social services. Some live in squalor, some are being abused, and for others, personal or political circumstances mean they cannot have the childhood home they deserve. Whatever the reason, our Villages welcome these children and give them love, attention, security and additional care.
Youth Aliyah Child Rescue raises funds for five essential Villages plus two innovative programmes, including ‘Derech Kfar’ – ‘The Village Way’. This programme enables other villages and schools to benefit from our successful expertise and knowledge in supporting and caring for ‘at-risk’ children and providing them with the tools to go from ‘survival to leadership’.