Letter From The Chief Rabbi

Letter from the Chief Rabbi


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 person performs voluntarily, tzedaka is an obligation for individuals and communities wishing to do the right thing.

It should therefore come as no surprise that conservative estimates suggest that there are nearly two and a half thousand Jewish charities in the UK, which works out as close to one Jewish charity for every hundred Jews.

It is within this context that the Jewish Charity Guide has been such a blessing for our community over the last twenty five years. The provision of a comprehensive listing for Jewish charities has made them more accessible and therefore more successful.

May the Guide continue to go ‘mechayil el chayil’ – from strength to strength for many years to come.

With all best wishes,

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