Charities by Category: Health
Established in 1894 in Jerusalem, Herzog Hospital is Israel’s foremost centre for geriatric, respiratory, mental health and psychotrauma care and research. With the opening of the new medical pavilion, the hospital has added 270 beds to Herzog’s existing 330 beds. A Children’s Chronic Respiratory Care Department treats children ranging in age from three months to 21 years.
Herzog’s Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma treats children and adult victims of terror attacks, war and domestic violence, and provides training in Israel and internationally. The Hospital’s Clinical Research Center for Brain Sciences concentrates on neurodegenerative diseases with a special emphasis on schizophrenia, depression and other brain disorders. A 160-bed Underground Covid-19 Isolation Unit has been opened to help combat the pandemic.
Trustees: Jonathan Lauffer, Martin Dunitz, Stephen Forman
Lyttelton House, 2 Lyttelton Road,
United Hatzalah is the largest independent, non-profit, Emergency Medical Service in Israel whose service is delivered solely by community-based, trained volunteer medics. It aims to plug the gap between when an emergency call is made and the time an ambulance arrives. Our average response time is just three minutes (90 seconds in some urban areas), providing the fastest emergency medical response across the country and, ultimately, resulting in many more lives being saved.
Our service is funded entirely through donations and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It is free to anyone that needs it, regardless of insurance status, religion or nationality.
221 Golders Green Road
Camp Simcha exists to make a difference to seriously ill Jewish children and their families, throughout the UK, whatever their level of observance.
We support children with over 50 different medical conditions: serious and life-threatening illnesses including cancer, genetic conditions, heart problems, complex surgery, uncontrolled epilepsy or muscular dystrophy; life-changing conditions including serious muscular and skeletal conditions, neurofibromatosis, Type 1 diabetes, severe Crohn’s disease and Colitis; as well as premature and sick babies.
Camp Simcha provides bespoke practical, therapeutic and emotional support, as well as activities designed to bring hope and joy at the darkest of times. We help the whole family: parents, the seriously ill child and siblings, who are often the forgotten sufferers when a child is ill.
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; Chai in Schools; 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.
(0)20 8458 9999
Ezer Mizion (British Friends of)
(0)20 8211 1023
Friends of Rachashei Lev
Almack House, 26-28 King Street
The Charity raises funds for the Israel Cancer Association (ICA).
The ICA plays a prominent national role in the fields of detection, research, treatment and education, supporting oncological institutes, nationwide screening, patient care and information services.
Martin Paisner- Trustee
10 New Square Lincolns’Inn
(0)20 8371 6611
Jewish Blind & Disabled (JBD)
Bittacy Hill, Mill Hill East
One in five people in the UK face a diagnosis of disability and someone goes blind every hour, and Jewish Blind & Disabled is the only charity in the Jewish community dedicated to enabling people in this position, from the age of eighteen upwards, to live independently with the dignity and choice that are so easy for others to take for granted. This is not only through their specially designed developments of state-of-the-art mobility apartments with 24/7 support from their own resident house managers, but also through their new Independent Living Advisory Service for those living out in the wider community.
As an independent charity that does not receive any government funding, Jewish Blind & Disabled is very grateful for your support.
Jewish Child’s Day is a leading grant giving charity, providing a better and brighter future for Jewish children in need for almost 75 years. We use grant funding to support organisations who help us to ensure that no Jewish child should live in hardship, need, pain or suffering — anywhere.
Today, over 19,000 Jewish children each year rely on us to save them from deprivation, disadvantage, abuse and neglect; to nurture them and offer them a better future.
With your help, Jewish Child’s Day, will continue to support dozens of organisations providing medical, educational, therapeutic and humanitarian aid, respite care, protection, and poverty relief to children in need in the UK, Israel and worldwide!
2 Dollis Park
Magen David Adom is Israel’s only national blood and medical emergency service. For over 70 years Magen David Adom UK has raised funds for medical equipment, ambulances, bloodmobiles and stations to benefit ALL Israel’s citizens – Arabs, Christians, Druze and Jews. The organisation also collects and supplies 300,000 units of blood each year and is responsible for all Israel’s first aid and pre-hospital medical emergency training. As a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Magen David Adom works internationally to share its support and expertise with those in need around the world. Magen David Adom is a non-Governmental, not-for-profit organisation that depends on the generosity of supporters like you to save more lives.
(0)20 8455 9579
Rishon Multiple Sclerosis Aid Group
Save A Child’s Heart is an Israeli based international humanitarian charity providing lifesaving heart surgery and follow-up care for children from developing countries, regardless of race, religion, gender, nationality or financial status. To date we have carried out almost 5700 lifesaving surgeries on children from 62 countries at no cost to the patients; half the children are from the PA, Gaza, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria. We also train medical personnel from developing countries in paediatric cardiology:125 to date.
Our current project is the construction of the International Paediatric Centre in Holon, Israel, which will allow us to double the surgeries and clinicians trained.
Winners of the UN Population Award 2018. Mending Hearts – Building Bridges
Combining 119 years of compassionate care with advanced medicine, Shaare Zedek is known as much for the dedication and commitment of its medical teams as it is for its fourteen internationally acclaimed centres of medical excellence. Patients have nicknamed Shaare Zedek the ‘Hospital with a Heart’.
With close to 100 departments serving more than half a million patients annually, it is the fastest growing hospital in the region and continues to respond to the needs of Jerusalem’s uniquely diverse population. The hospital does not, however, receive any government funding for equipment or development.
Shaare Zedek’s friends in the UK play a crucial role in enabling the hospital to maintain and develop its ‘Innovative medicine in the heart of Jerusalem’
(0)15 1724 3260
Stapely Residential and Nursing Home
UK Friends of Mayanei Hayeshua (now known as British Friends of)
020 8953 6474
UK Friends of Schneider Children’s Hospital
Weizmann UK supports and raises awareness of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. It is one of the world’s highest ranking multidisciplinary scientific research institutes. Its dedicated scientists are working on over a thousand projects ranging from Alzheimer’s to astrophysics, from cancer to computer science, from nutrition to nanotechnology. They are following their curiosity to make discoveries that aim to solve humanity’s greatest challenges.
Our role at Weizmann UK is to fundraise to support the Institute’s invaluable work and communicate its scientific breakthroughs. We promote collaboration between the Institute and UK Universities and we encourage sixth-form students to take part in the Institute’s educational programmes. We host events to fundraise for and show-case the extraordinary work of the Weizmann Institute.