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Letter From The Chief Rabbi

MESSAGE FOR THE JEWISH CHARITY GUIDE 2017 I am delighted to extend my warmest congratulations to the publishers of the Jewish Charity Guide on the occasion of their 25th Anniversary edition. The Hebrew word ‘tzedaka’ literally means ‘that which is right’ and, understandably, refers as well to righteousness. Whereas charity is something that a generous […]

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Charities – Out Of The EU, and In With The Rest Of The World!

(Or Out Of The Frying Pan, and Into The Fire?) Barry Leigh BA (Hons) FCA, CTA, Partner at Cohen Arnold, considers the possible effects on UK charities of Brexit and the international clampdown on tax avoidance. For further information: 020 8731 0777. The world seems to be shrinking and expanding at the same time! The […]

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Online Giving to Jewish Charities

UK Toremet: Supporting the Causes that You Believe In Jonny Cline, founder of UK Toremet, explains how the Jewish Charity Guide website DONATE buttons work and how UKT helps donors manage their philanthropy. For further information contact him at – Many of the advertisers and Israeli charities featured in this guide can now […]

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Foreword Nothing is as remote as the recent past. Since the Jewish Charity Guide was launched a quarter of a century ago the world has changed and the charity world has changed with it. More than anything, technology has altered the way we all operate. In 1991, the fax machine was the height of modernity. […]

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Tracing Jewish Charities

Click here for the Foreword ‘MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS’ Jewish charities that have merged with, or been amalgamated into, other organizations. 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 […]

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Jewish Helplines and Funding

Click here for the Foreword HELP! 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 […]

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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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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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