Charities by Category: Education / Training
For the past 25 years Aish UK has aimed to inspire a deeper connection to Judaism and to ensure a vibrant future for the Jewish people. Through diverse educational opportunities, immersive experiences and enduring relationships we share the wisdom and beauty of Jewish faith, practice and community – connecting with as many young Jews as we can, whatever their background, from when they are about to leave home until they build their own.
Today, Aish UK operates eight full time branches and provides educational opportunities at over eighteen schools, fifteen universities and six young professional hubs around the country, reaching and impacting thousands of young Jews each year. We also regularly distribute educational and video content through magazine publications, online and through our social media channels.
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.
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.
Bar-Ilan University is a world leading institute of higher education, providing an environment for academic excellence to Jews of every level of observance.
With an international reputation in the sciences, the university is making a global impact in fields such as nanotechnology, brain research, medicine and engineering, while producing outstanding scholars of Jewish studies, law and the humanities.
137 – 139 Brent Street
“No outside force has ever succeeded in destroying the Jewish people. Yet what has always threatened the existence of Our People is the challenge of internal unity.”
Gesher and the Gesher Leadership Institute works to connect ALL sectors of Israeli society to develop an identity that reflects a shared commitment to Israel as a Jewish and Democratic state. We are working to create a vibrant, diverse and united Jewish people.
Gesher builds bridges and we strongly believe in the power of our common Jewish heritage and identity to not only keep us together and survive as a people, but to thrive steeped in the ideals of unity, community and commitment both in Israel and the wider Diaspora.
(0)20 7724 3777
British Friends of Haifa University
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 74 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.
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.
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. £150 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.
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.
We aim 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 touched tens of thousands of Jews and continue to enrich the London community with inimitable passion.
Chazak educators work together with all the Sephardi synagogues in London, many schools, and has in the last year taken their expertise and dynamic approach overseas, opening branches in America.
(0)20 8800 7494
020 8203 6066
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 36,500 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 organisation 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, collections and 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 award winning schools programme promotes tolerance and celebrates diversity, and the museum welcomes around 16,000 school children every year.
The museum’s vision is of a world where cultural diversity and the contribution of minority communities are explored, valued and celebrated, for the enrichment of society as a whole.
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.
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.
Middx, HA8 4GL
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
Larches Community ‘Valuing People for Who They Are’
‘Roots and Wings’ Social Enterprise offers people with learning disabilities and autism life changing employment skills. Courses include jewellery, craft, mosaic, cider, beer and rug making. ‘Go Green Go!’ recycling project turns plastic bottles into works of art. Our mission is to support each unique person ‘To Be the Best They Can Be’. ‘Learning for Life’ Programme creates a safe and structured environment where people experience greater independence and strive to develop their abilities, talents and skills.
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 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 and its affiliates are Britain’s leading Anglo-Jewish Sports, Health and Wellbeing Charity and has flourished for 80 years. Part of a global movement operating in over 70 countries, our mission is to support the long term future of British Jewry by engaging and developing the entire Jewish Community with a broad range of sporting, educational, social and health and wellbeing activities, whilst promoting Jewish Identity and the centrality of Israel. Each year, through over 250 targeted projects, programmes and events, Maccabi GB reaches over 45,000 people nationally. This is in addition to a range of international sporting events and is achieved by a dedicated team of professionals based in both London and the North.
Maccabi GB continues to deliver a range of international sporting events. We send a team annually to the JCC Maccabi Games in America, biannually to the Maccabi Youth Games in Israel 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
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.
TAG is a global organization founded in 2009. It was established as a free service to raise awareness to the potential pitfalls of technology and to implement tools to enable responsible and productive interaction with technological devices. With offices in Golders Green, Stamford Hill, Edgware, Manchester and Gateshead, TAG provides a community service for computers, smartphones, laptops, tablets and many other devices to have them filtered, in order to prevent access to inappropriate material.
Your donation will also help us in advanced research of new material and devices as well as producing educational material.
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.
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 2018).
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 and education programmes and heritage and cemetery projects.
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, ‘Judaica’ and computers can be donated in London and are dispatched to the FSU.
The Together Plan is a charity in action working TOGETHER with communities for a self-sustainable future.
For nearly 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.
University Jewish Chaplaincy is the premier rabbinical campus service in the UK, providing official representation for Jewish students on religious matters in over 100 campuses. Our nineteen chaplains also provide extensive home hospitality, pastoral support on a host of welfare issues, and original Jewish education.
A main part of our charitable organization’s remit involves working collaboratively with local Jewish communities and organizations across the country to plan and develop for the future of Jewish student life.While students come and go, Chaplaincy ensures that the infrastructure is in place year-after-year, providing consistency and stability in the ever-changing university environment.
Our chaplains and chaplaincy couples are there for all Jewish students to provide a warm, non-judgmental, vibrant, inclusive and inspiring Jewish environment on campus.
Work Avenue assists people in generating long term sustainable incomes 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.
Supports people at all stages in their journey to work by providing training in employability and workplace skills; offering one to one support; assisting jobseekers and graduates in finding work placements, and enabling people to make informed career choices.
Supports entrepreneurs to increase the success rate and long term sustainability of their businesses through one-to-one advice and guidance; government Start-Up loans; mentoring, and co-working space.
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.
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
YACR provides a nurturing home for children at risk where they can live, learn, and heal together. We transform the lives of vulnerable and at-risk children in Israel and across the world. Children are provided with a warm and supportive home in one of our five youth villages and two leadership programmes. They are given everything they need to live happy, fulfilling and productive lives. Our ‘Village Way’ educational approach has been globally recognised for dramatically improving the lives of children.
Thousands of children from Israel and around the world have benefitted from our life-changing work. Over 400,000 children in Israel have been deemed at-risk by authorities and with decades of experience we can take them ‘from survival to leadership’.