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Online Giving to Jewish Charities

Jonny Cline, founder of UK Toremet (UK Registered Charity No.1140972), explains how the DONATE buttons, featured on the Jewish Charity Guide website,  work. For further information contact Jonny Cline at jonnyc@uktoremet.org.uk – www.ukToremet.org.uk Many of the advertisers and Israeli charities featured in this guide can now receive online donations through the partnership between UK Toremet and […]

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Foreword

Foreword As we publish the 22nd annual edition of the Jewish Charity Guide, we can look back and see how, over the years, our charity advertisers have had to meet with new and developing problems and challenges – not least the shortage of funds to meet the needs of the communities that they serve, whether […]

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Tracing Jewish Charities

Click here for the Foreword ‘MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS’ A number of Jewish charities are well over 100 years old, and in that time, their activities and services have changed in tune with the needs of their clients. Homes and hospitals, soup kitchens and distributors of welfare payments, special needs schools and organisations that rescued and […]

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Jewish Helplines and Funding

Click here for the Foreword JEWISH TELEPHONE HELPLINES / ENQUIRY DESKS / SUPPORT GROUPS / GRANT MAKING TRUSTS In an age when most people have access to a telephone, the helpline has become an important addition to the range of services Jewish charities can offer the Community. Anonymous, confidential, safe and easily  accessible, helplines provide […]

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Charity Shops / Donations

Click here for the Foreword We Also Need… The editors of the Jewish Charity Guide are often approached for details of charities or organisations that accept ‘good as new’ clothing, furniture, bric-à-brac and other goods for sale through charity shops or to be distributed to the needy. Jewish museums and art galleries are also delighted […]

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Inheritance Tax Planning

Click here for the Foreword Harvey Bratt, solicitor and UJIA Director of Legacies and Planned Giving outlines how prudent tax planning can increase the value of bequests to Jewish charities. For further information, contact Harvey at Tel: 020 7424 6431 or harvey.bratt@ujia.org. None of us likes paying tax. So how galling to find that your […]

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Searching for Heirs

Click here for the Foreword What Happens if You Die Intestate? The term ‘Bona Vacantia’ literally means ‘vacant goods’ and is the legal name for ownerless property, left by someone who dies intestate (ie. without making a will), without known kin and whose property, by law, then passes to the Crown. The work of Bona […]

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Giving to Charity

Click here for the Foreword Barry Leigh, Partner, and Pinny Olsberg, Manager at Cohen Arnold offer valuable advice on the tax breaks for charitable donors. For further information contact: 020 8731 0777. The Big Society is everywhere. More than ever, those fortunate enough to be in the position to do so are exhorted to be […]

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