Charities by Category: Holocaust Remembrance / Human Rights / Refugees
The Board of Deputies protects, supports and defends the interests and religious rights and customs of British Jews and promotes the development of the British Jewish community. For over 250 years the Board has taken part in all developments affecting the political and civil rights of British Jews. It represents the views of the community to Government and other public bodies on policy and legislative matters affecting British Jews, and provides information about the Jewish community to the non-Jewish world. The Board examines legislative proposals which may affect Jews. It collects statistical and demographic information and undertakes research on and for the community. It maintains contact with Jewish communities around the world and promotes solidarity with Israel.
P O Box 35501
CST (Community Security Trust) is proud of Britain’s diverse and vibrant Jewish community, and seeks to protect its many achievements from the external threats of bigotry, antisemitism and terrorism.
CST provides physical security, training and advice for the protection of British Jews. CST assists victims of antisemitism and monitors antisemitic activities and incidents. CST represents British Jewry to Police, Government and media on antisemitism and security.
CST believes that the fight against antisemitism and terrorism is an integral part of safeguarding our wider democratic British society against extremism and hatred.
CST does not charge for any of its services and is almost entirely dependent on charitable donations in order to cover its costs.
The Holocaust Educational Trust was founded in 1988 during the passage of the War Crimes Act, to raise awareness and understanding about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance.
We work in schools and higher education institutions, delivering innovative educational and teacher training programmes and producing groundbreaking resources. Through our Lessons from Auschwitz Project we have taken over 30,000 students and teachers to visit the Nazi concentration and death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Our aims are to educate every person from every background in the UK about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance, to teach the history of the Holocaust and to preserve the memory of those who were murdered in the Holocaust and those who survived.
(0)20 7724 2266
New Israel Fund
Middx, HA8 7AR
Oasis of Peace UK (formerly the British Friends of NSWaS [Neve Shalom – Wahat Al-Salam]) supports the educational programmes of NSWaS’s bilingual/binational Primary School and Kindergarten, the first of its kind in Israel, and its School for Peace: a centre of encounter and discourse for Jewish and Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel, from high-school and university students to professional and women’s groups.
The Primary School and the School for Peace are situated amid the peaceful surroundings of Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salam (midway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem), a community of Jewish and Palestinian-Arab Israeli citizens who choose to live side by side in dialogue. It is the only community of its kind in Israel.
Graduates of NSWaS’s programmes are in the forefront of Israel’s peace movement and work in all fields and professions.
54 Crewys Road
World Jewish Relief is the UK Jewish community’s international humanitarian agency.
The expertise that we have developed over more than 80 years means that we tackle Jewish poverty, primarily in the Former Soviet Union, and reach beyond our community.
We create opportunities for those out of work or living with disability to become self-reliant; we meet the physical and emotional needs of older people; and we respond to the immediate and longer-term recovery needs of those affected by catastrophic disasters worldwide.
We work through trusted local partners, enabling individuals and communities to support themselves.
We do all of this as an expression of the Jewish ethos to: ‘Anticipate charity by preventing poverty’ (Maimonides).
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.