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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,
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), led by President Daniel Chamovitz, is one of Israel’s leading institutions of higher educational learning. 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. Since 2019, BGU has consistently been included in PitchBook’s top half rankings of 100 undergraduate programmes globally that produce the most VC-backed entrepreneurs.
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
32 Hampstead High Street
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. £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.
397 Eastern Avenue
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 are 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 four Centres: Gants Hill, Buckhurst Hill, Epping,
Southend-on-Sea and seven dedicated families servicing these Centres and Chabad’s
(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.
Gateshead Talmudical College, popularly known as Gateshead Yeshiva, are proud of the 6000+ alumni since its founding in 1929. An iconic landmark in the Jewish world of learning as largest Torah Academy in Europe, Gateshead Yeshiva prepares students for the challenges ahead and has enabled many to take up positions of leadership in Jewish Communities across the Globe as Rabbis, Ministers, Teachers and lay leaders.
With facilities for over 400 students on campus, the Academy continues to provide grounded traditional education adapting to the ever changing challenges of the modern world.
The Academy has traditionally provided full and partial scholarships and will never deny a student the opportunity to shine due to financial constraints.
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 41,000 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.
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 organisation that began in 1983 and moved to our current home at SOAS, University of London in March 2000. 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.
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.
020 8905 6333
(0)20 8349 5600
Leo Baeck College
Maccabi GB, Britain’s leading Jewish Sports, Health and Wellbeing charity, focuses on three central areas of work: Sport, Community and Informal Education.
Maccabi GB’s Sports provision is for people of all ages and abilities. With a renewed focus on Grassroots Sports, Maccabi GB is creating clubs and national events in a variety of sports.
In the Community, Maccabi GB delivers the Yellow Candle project and the Maccabi GB Community Fun Run, which brings together over 85 Jewish Charities, for a day of sport, health & wellbeing and family fun.
Through its Streetwise and Stand Up! projects, Maccabi GB engages over 45,000 young people annually in Informal Education in primary and secondary schools nationwide.
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.
(0)20 8952 4717
Oasis of Peace UK
ORT UK is part of the World ORT global network, which transforms lives through training and education. From its origins, teaching impoverished Russian Jews essential trades, ORT has evolved to provide 21st century skills to empower people and strengthen communities.
The ORT network reaches 200,000 people a year in more than 30 countries, providing a combination of high-level science and technology education driven by Jewish values.
ORT UK was founded in 1921 to fundraise for ORT’s international projects and teach skilled trades to Jewish communities trapped in poverty. Today, ORT UK continues to support global projects through a series of fundraising events. We also run local projects including the ORT JUMP Mentoring Programme and the ORT NXT Lay Leadership Programme.
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.
00 972 2 640 50010
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 senior faculty, 1,000 strong, conducts over 3,500 projects annually, at 400 laboratories.
TAU is recognised internationally for creating an innovation and entrepreneurship culture on campus that has spawned a great deal of inventions, start-ups, and economic and social development in Israel. TAU ranks an impressive 7th in the world for producing graduates that found successful VC-backed companies (Pitchbook 2022).
(0)20 8209 9104
020 3375 0656
Together Plan (The)
(0)20 7424 6400
020 8343 5678
University Jewish Chaplaincy
Work Avenue assists people in earning a living either through helping people into work or assisting businesses to 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 to support themselves and their families.
Employment Support: enabling people to make informed career choices; training in employability and workplace skills; offering one-to-one information, advice and guidance, group workshops and larger events.
Business Support: supporting entrepreneurs to increase the long-term sustainability of their businesses through one-to-one advice and guidance, group workshops and larger events; 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.
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 in our purpose-built day centre
• Clubs & leisure activities
• Family Support
• Sweet Factory
In Israel today, there are over 400,000 children who are deemed ‘at risk’ and who do not have a family that can care for them adequately. 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 around the world – to live in safety, heal from their traumatic pasts and make the climb from survival to leadership.