Charities by Category: Education / Training
AJEX Charitable Foundation is the only organisation dedicated to supporting the welfare needs of former Jewish Servicemen and Women, their families, and Jewish personnel currently serving in the UK Armed Forces. Irrespective of any immediate circumstances we try to ensure that appropriate support is available wherever, and whenever, it is required. Our ultimate aim is to preserve the independence and dignity of those who seek our help, increasingly relevant when older veterans and surviving family members are faced with additional age-related issues.
Urgent grants are available to assist in emergency situations. Special payments can be made for personal needs, towards essential household repairs and adaptations, and for health and mobility aids. For some this might include a regular contribution to support care costs. Extra assistance is also provided for those facing extra expenses at Passover, New Year and Chanukah.
We also exist to ensure that the immense contribution of veterans from the Jewish Community who served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces is never forgotten. The commitment from thousands of Servicemen and women highlights the important role our community has played, and continues to play, in the fabric of British life.
We would be delighted with donations for both our vital welfare work and also education and remembrance.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), led by President Daniel Chamovitz, is the fastest growing of Israel’s research universities. A recognised national and global leader in many fields, actively encouraging multi-disciplinary collaborations with government and industry, and nurturing entrepreneurship and innovation in all its forms. In 2019, BGU broke into the top 50 undergraduate programmes globally that produce the most VC-backed entrepreneurs (according to the ranking by PitchBook).
With 20,000 students and 900 senior faculty, across three campuses in Beer-Sheva, Sde Boker and Eilat, the University is at the heart of Beer-Sheva’s transformation into an innovation district, where leading multinational corporations and start-ups eagerly leverage BGU’s expertise to generate innovative R&D.
BGU effects change, locally, regionally and internationally with graduates from Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Desert Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Business and Management.
Ingrained in the DNA of BGU is a strong social conscience. Over a third of students volunteer in one of the world’s most developed community action programmes.
Ben-Gurion University Foundation supports and promotes BGU.
108a Boundary Road
Founded in July 1915 in Whitechapel, Ben Uri has proudly been at the forefront of Yiddish culture and British art for over 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.
(0)20 7486 7394
British Friends of Bar-Ilan University
020 8457 2642
British Friends of Gesher
(0)20 7724 3777
British Friends of Haifa University
(0)20 8209 3010
British Friends of Shuvu
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.
Wellington Street East
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. £100 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.
Gants Hill, Ilford
Chabad Lubavitch North East London & Essex is dedicated to serving the wider Jewish communities across Essex by strengthening Jewish life through a wide range of relevant, exciting, religious, social and educational-based services. Rabbi Aryeh MBE and Devorah Sufrin, Executive Directors and counsellors in their own rights, spearhead addiction and relationship counselling respectively across the wider community, providing crisis intervention, education and prevention for all those in need, with care, empathy and practical support.
Chabad Lubavitch remains at the forefront of Jewish life across Essex, always seeking to increase its presence and impact to neighbouring communities. They currently have three Centres: Gants Hill, Buckhurst Hill and Epping, whilst providing services in other communities including Havering and Westcliffe-on-Sea.
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.
Chazak is a dynamic community-based organization; our goal is to offer an array of programming that is fresh, relevant and exciting to London’s Sephardic community and beyond.
Our aim is to work in collaboration with other community-based organizations, schools and synagogues.
We appeal to all ages with content that is engaging and interactive, ensuring that age-old and sacred traditions find resonance with current, 21st century Jews living in the modern world. To date, we have reached tens of thousands of Jews and continue to enrich the London community with inimitable passion.
(0)20 8800 7494
020 8203 6066
020 8445 6070
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 is the leading authority on Holocaust education in the UK, educating people from every background, all over the country. It is our belief that the Holocaust must have a permanent place in our nation’s collective memory.
We work in schools, universities and in the community to raise awareness and understanding of the Holocaust, providing teacher training, an Outreach programme for schools, teaching aids and resource materials. Since 1999, our Lessons from Auschwitz Project has given over 40,000 post-16 students and teachers the opportunity to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Today, in an increasingly fragile world, our work is more vital than ever, empowering and equipping young people to stand up against antisemitism, hatred and prejudice in all its forms.
(0)20 8209 3155
Israeli Dance Institute (IDI)
116 Ballards Lane
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.
Our considered response to the ever growing challenge of Jewish engagement is Jewish Futures: a singular strategic platform that creates and unites diverse educational organisations and initiatives, propelling each to ensure a future where every single Jew is meaningfully engaged.
To date and through our combined efforts, we continue to make a measurable and real impact on the shape of the Jewish community in the UK. Built upon decades of Jewish educational experience, Jewish Futures organizations represent a broad portfolio of dynamic and innovative initiatives and programmes. Each organization has a proud record of success in attracting, educating and inspiring young Jewish people.
A charitable investment in Jewish Futures is a palpable contribution to Jewish continuity that ensures bright Jewish futures.
(0)20 8989 8990
Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade
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, our collections and award-winning 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 schools programme promotes tolerance and celebrates diversity, with the museum welcoming around 20,000 school children annually.
We need your support to realise the museum’s vision of a world free from antisemitism, where cultural diversity and the contribution of minority communities are explored, valued and celebrated for the enrichment of society as a whole.
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
We are the Jewish Music Institute. We curate, educate and celebrate – bringing to life this rich seam in world culture. Our mission encompasses the music of the Jewish people wherever they are and wherever they have been, preserving and developing this great genre for the benefit of present and future generations.
We are an independent arts organization, established in March 2000 at the SOAS, University of London. JMI brings Jewish music to the mainstream British and international cultural arena for people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures.
In this generation, Jewish continuity, engagement and commitment cannot be taken for granted. Studies have shown that immersive Jewish educational experiences have enduring impact on the life choices of young people.
Jroots exists in order to facilitate impactful Jewish travel experiences to places of historic significance worldwide. Jroots has a track record of success in engendering a powerful sense of Jewish pride and communal responsibility amongst its students. The flagship Jroots Poland trip has been adopted by schools, student groups and communities nationwide as the gold standard of Jewish informal educational experiences. Over 70 groups each year participate on such life-changing journeys, often involving subsidies of over £500 per student.
JSENSE believes passionately that every child and young person with special educational needs (SEND) deserves the best possible specialised help to maximise their individual educational achievements. Based in Greater Manchester, we work with parents, carers and siblings of Jewish children and young people with SEND.
Our free, confidential Helpline offers advice, guidance and signposting by trained, support workers. An additional Advocacy support service starts in Summer 2021.We support parents, siblings, and carers to be more empowered and confident to support their child or young person.
JSENSE also works closely with schools offering training, support, and consultancy services. We aim to prevent isolation, improve self-esteem, and promote community integration of Jewish children and young people with special educational needs.
333 Edgware Road
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.
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
We are working towards a future where people with learning disabilities are included in every aspect of community life, making decisions, contributing to society and living independently.
Our Learning for Life programme aims to improve skills, raise aspirations and confidence. The courses include Laughter Club, which uses yoga techniques to improve breathing and trigger happy hormones; musical theatre and drama, encouraging self-expression and teaching presentation skills through learners’ love of music, and mosaics, which improves people’s motor skills and creativity.
Based in Edgware we run a vibrant community centre with office space and a hall available for hire.
Please donate to ensure that people with learning disabilities can continue to benefit from our work.
Larches Community ‘Valuing People for Who They Are’
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, after school music and art sessions, 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!
(0)20 8349 5600
Leo Baeck College
London, NW4 2BZ
Maccabi GB is Britain’s leading Anglo-Jewish sports, health and wellbeing charity and has flourished for over 80 years. Maccabi GB delivers over 250 projects, programmes and events for the community each year, ensuring these cater for all sections of the Community and that everyone has the opportunity to participate in sport, health and wellbeing activities along with informal education on Jewish identity, history and culture.
In this increasingly fragmented society, it is more important than ever that the Jewish Community can come together to express their Jewish identity without fear of judgement, make friends, learn valuable life skills, and feel a sense of belonging. Maccabi GB enables the Community to do all of those things and so much more.
Maccabi GB continues to deliver a range of international sporting events. We send a team annually to the JCC Maccabi Games in America and also larger delegations to the European Maccabi Games and the Pan-American Maccabi Games every four years. In between, and also every four years, we send over 450 athletes to Israel for the Maccabiah Games. The Jewish Olympics now plays host to over 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries. We work with our affiliated clubs, sports leagues and the community by providing quality youth projects such as the Streetwise Leadership Programme and Stand Up! Education Against Discrimination.
Middx, HA8 7AR
Oasis of Peace UK is one of the first UK charities to support grass-roots peace education in Israel. In the
tranquil surroundings of Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salam (Israel’s unique community of Jewish and PalestinianArab
Israeli citizens), over 200 children attend the bilingual/binational Primary School, the majority from
surrounding towns and villages. For adults and teenagers, the School for Peace, internationally renowned as a
centre of encounter and discourse, runs courses that address the Israel-Palestine conflict from an enlightened
and fresh perspective. With well over 60,000 graduates, many lead Israel’s peace movement.
Through grants and individual donations, we are able to support this vital work.
Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
14 Arcadia Avenue,
Resource is the Jewish community’s go-to resource helping people get back into employment. We work with our clients to boost their confidence and build their skills, empowering them to find and secure the right job. Our highly skilled, professional volunteers and our small team of staff support over 1,000 people each year in their job search. Thanks to the support of our donors all our services are free. Dedicated advisors give each client expert advice and guidance, tailoring their journey of 1:1 support, workshops and seminars.
Based in North London, our services are available nationwide. Clients can access a wide range of services, including writing effective CVs and applications, networking, psychometric profiling, IT skills, and mock interviews.
P O B 5788
Seeach Sod is the leading provider of education and welfare services to individuals with intellectual disabilities in the religious sector in Israel. Over 1,200 children and adults benefit from our programmes, which include: rehabilitative day-care centres for infants, pre-schools, Talmudei Torah, elementary and high schools, yeshivot, therapeutic day-hab centres, vocational training programmes and supported community housing. Everything we do mirrors the Jewish calendar and lifecycle ensuring that all participants relate to Jewish milestones in a meaningful way.
Our core belief is the integration of individuals with intellectual disabilities within the community. Using the latest technology, we can assist them to meet educational and developmental goals and to achieve maximum independence. Legacies and gifts help provide support for many vulnerable people.
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.
020 7112 4848
020 7495 6824
Technion UK (formerly the British Technion Society)
Tel Aviv University Trust (TAU 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 some 30,000 students, TAU 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 conduct some 3,500 projects annually at 400 laboratories.
TAU is recognised internationally for creating an innovation and entrepreneurship culture on campus that generates inventions, start-ups and economic and social development in Israel. TAU ranks an impressive 8th in the world for producing graduates that found successful VC-backed companies (Pitchbook 2020).
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 engagement, heritage and cemetery projects and Holocaust education.
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, arts and crafts resources and Judaica can be donated in London and are dispatched to Belarus.
The Together Plan is a charity in action working TOGETHER with communities for a self-sustainable future.
For over 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.
020 8343 5678
University Jewish Chaplaincy
Work Avenue assists people in earning a living 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.
Employment Support: Supports people at all stages in their journey to work by providing training in employability and workplace skills; offering one to one information, advice and guidance; assisting jobseekers and graduates in finding work placements, and enabling people to make informed career choices.
Business Support: Supports entrepreneurs to increase the success rate and long term sustainability of their businesses through one-to-one advice and guidance; access to start up loans; mentoring, and co-working space.
Yad Vashem UK Foundation supports the educational and memorialisation resources of Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre.
We annually sponsor 20 UK educators from Jewish schools and organisations to attend the International School of Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem for their Teachers’ Seminar to enhance their skills at teaching the Holocaust.
Yad Vashem UK raises awareness through its Guardian of the Memory project, ensuring that every named Jewish victim has a memorial candle lit in their memory on HMD and Yom HaShoah.
Our successful Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Twinning programmes ensure meaningful and well researched links are made between those who can celebrate these important Jewish life cycle events and young Jewish victims who tragically died in the Holocaust.
(0)20 8809 4303
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
In Israel today, there are over 400,000 children who do not have a family that can care for them adequately and who are deemed ‘at risk’. Youth Aliyah Child Rescue is stepping up for vulnerable young people by providing a ladder of opportunity that enables them to climb from a life of poverty, neglect and violence, up towards a bright, successful future as contributing members of society.
Through our five youth villages and pioneering educational methodology, the ‘Village Way’, we enable thousands of at risk children – including immigrants and children of immigrants from Ethiopia, the former Soviet Union and elsewhere in the world – to live in safety, heal from their traumatic pasts and make the climb from survival to leadership.