Charities by Category: Israel
7 Golders Park Close
Beit Halochem UK is a registered charity which is responsible for raising funds for the four Beit Halochem Rehabilitation Centres in Israel. Beit Halochem is the only official organisation in Israel which looks after the 51,000 wounded IDF veterans and victims of terror, providing them with medical treatments including physiotherapy and hydrotherapy, sporting facilities such as wheelchair basketball, swimming, tennis, and maritime sports, as well as numerous creative and social activities designed specifically for the wounded veterans and their families. Our aim is to help all our members regain their strength and rebuild their broken bodies and souls.
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.
ALEH is Israel’s leading network of care for children and young adults with severe complex disabilities, and an international advocate for disability inclusion and equity. Committed to finding the abilities within every disability, ALEH provides more than 750 of Israel’s most vulnerable children with the highest-level medical and rehabilitative care in four residential facilities across the country, empowering them to advance well beyond their initial prognoses, reach their fullest potentials, and live happy, dignified and meaningful lives.
Through experiential education programming, youth leadership and community engagement, ALEH is leading the charge for disability inclusion, equity and access, and successfully changing societal attitudes towards individuals with disabilities, and building a better, more caring world.
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
Established in 1894, Herzog Hospital is Israel’s foremost centre for geriatric, respiratory, mental health and psychotrauma care, treatment and research. It currently maintains 330 patient beds, with another 270 scheduled to come on line with the construction of a new medical pavilion. 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.
The Hospital’s Clinical Center for Brain Research is internationally recognized for its work in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and schizophrenia.
Shalva, the Israel Association for the Care and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities is dedicated to providing transformative care for individuals with disabilities, empowering their families and promoting social inclusion. Non-denominational.
Shalva’s programmes provide an all-encompassing range of services for thousands of individuals from infancy to adulthood. Additionally, Shalva supports and enables families to raise their children with disabilities within the family framework. Through nearly three decades of award-winning programmes, Shalva partners with various institutions in advocacy efforts to create a more inclusive society.
The Shalva National Centre’s advanced programmes and facilities create new frontiers in disability rehabilitation, research, and inclusion; defining new standards in the field and impacting the world beyond those in Shalva’s direct care.
(0)20 8209 3010
British Friends of Shuvu
Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road
The British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel (BFAMI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raise funds to support educational programmes run by the art museums of Israel. These programmes share the rich artistic culture and history of Israel alongside prominent international contemporary art, with future generations across all strata of society. We focus our fund-raising endeavours to support educational programmes targeted at more vulnerable social groups such as children from deprived backgrounds, terminally ill children in hospitals and new immigrants suffering from negative social stigma to name a few. Together with these we support programmes reaching the gifted and talented, as well as Israeli soldiers.
300 Regents Park Road
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel’s first and foremost University, an acclaimed educational and research institution of the highest calibre that has made an indelible impression both locally and internationally. It is regularly ranked in the world’s top 100. It has played a critical role in the development of the State of Israel and Jewish life, benefiting all citizens whilst reaching out to cure, feed and heal the world. There isn’t a single sphere of activity that has not in some way benefited: science; medicine; water-resourcing; plant, food and veterinary sciences; engineering and high tech; law; the arts, and Jewish studies. Invest in Israel’s most important resource, its brainpower, with a donation or a legacy in your will.
Created in 1991, the Israel Guide Dog Centre for the Blind was established to train and supply guide dogs to an increasing number of blind Israelis who were unable to obtain a dog from an English-speaking centre abroad. Hundreds of partnerships have now been created at our centre that is located not far from Rishon L’Zion at Beit Oved. Each partnership costs some 15,000 for the life long care of the guide dog, training and aftercare. A legacy or gift will help provide another pair of eyes to the growing number of blind persons who ‘look’ to us to help restore their independence and dignity.
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.
120 Regents Park Road
RAMBAM MEDICAL CENTRE in Haifa aspires to lead in all aspects of medical care on behalf of the two million population living in Northern Israel. Paediatrics is a speciality, as is research to increase knowledge of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of childhood diseases.
An underground emergency hospital in case of terrorist attacks is now fully functional and includes an isolation unit to treat victims of dangerous viruses or chemical weapons. Rambam is now a fully functioning medical campus with a children’s hospital, an Oncology Centre, Cardiovascular Hospital, and a Biomedical Discovery Tower.
The British Friends raise funds for every aspect of the hospital, and commemorations, plaques etc. can all be arranged. All donations of any size are appreciated and acknowledged.
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.
020 8203 6066
(0)20 8458 9999
Ezer Mizion (British Friends of)
FJRO was created in1919 and in the last ten years has developed numerous projects in Israel in cooperation with The Jaffa Institute (education for children from problematic backgrounds) and providing food and clothing for deprived families; the Forgotten People Fund (supporting the Ethiopian community with education and equipment), and sponsoring The Juludan Research Prize for the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology). It makes a number of other donations to charities in Israel and England, particularly for Norwood and the Jewish Community Secondary School. FJRO is supported by the Christadelphian Community for the benefit of ‘The Children of Israel’.
Please consider us when making a donation or writing your Will, so that we can continue to offer these essential services to Jewish families in the UK and Israel.
Additional contact number: 07930 846135
ALYN Hospital, Israel’s ONLY comprehensive paediatric and adolescent rehabilitation centre, is recognized as one of the world’s leading specialists in the active and intensive rehabilitation of physically challenged children and young adults.
ALYN treats patients regardless of religious or ethnic background who suffer from a wide range of congenital and acquired conditions. More than 3,500 children, including some from abroad, are treated at ALYN Hospital every year. The ultimate aim of ALYN Hospital’s multidisciplinary staff is to rehabilitate the youngsters in its care and to return them to their families and to the community as quickly as possible having helped them achieve the highest possible levels of function, mobility and independence.
Since 2002, Nefesh B’Nefesh has revitalized Western Aliyah by minimizing the financial, professional, logistical and social obstacles that potential Olim face. The organisation assists Olim throughout the entire Aliyah process, from the planning stage to well beyond arrival, helping ensure their successful absorption into Israeli society. To date, Nefesh B Nefesh has brought over 53,000 Olim, and has helped streamline their Aliyah by offering Employment Resources, Expedited Aliyah Processing, Group Aliyah Flights, Financial Assistance and Post-Aliyah Support Services. Working in close partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Israeli Government, we expanded our services to the UK in May 2006. Our ability to provide assistance for Olim, who are the lifeblood of the State of Israel, depends on charitable donations and legacies.
(0)20 8211 1023
Friends of Rachashei Lev
(0)20 7292 2060
Friends of the Israel Cancer Association
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.
P O Box 8119
Hassadna is one of Israel’s premier institutes of music education for children aged 3–18. Our vision and mission is to provide equal opportunity of the highest level of music education to all children, regardless of background, religion or socio-economic status. We actively recruit the underprivileged, children at-risk and children with special needs, in order to ensure both diversity, equal opportunity and integration.
We provide individual instruction, music theory, chamber music, masterclasses, opportunities to play in ensembles and orchestras, and perform in concerts and festivals. Our students continue to receive international acclaim, regularly winning first prizes in competitions in Israel and abroad.
All of Hassadna’s students receive the highest quality music education in a unique, warm and supportive environment.
IDF Widows & Orphans (IDFWO) is the sole organization recognised by the State of Israel, representing the widows and orphans of Israel’s fallen soldiers (est. 1991). Working with over 8000 widows and orphans, we strive to be the backbone of support that a lost parent or spouse generally provides, offering emotional, social and financial aid, to bring them light and hope once again.
We show those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for Israel that they will never be alone. We provide them representation to Israeli authorities and a variety of much needed welfare programmes to support them throughout the calendar year and at every milestone in their lives.
(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.
Founded by legendary Mayor Teddy Kollek over fifty years ago the Jerusalem Foundation’s mission is to shape a modern, unified and vibrant city by creating opportunities for all of Jerusalem’s population groups. Identifying and funding projects to aid and promote economic growth, education, vulnerable populations, dialogue and shared living, arts and culture, and heritage preservation. The Foundation builds philanthropic partnerships and matches donors to worthy projects, preserving the city’s past and laying the groundwork for a dynamic future.
The Jerusalem Foundation – Your share in Jerusalem.
154 Brent Street
For over 100 years, JNF UK has played an integral part in Israel’s development, supporting every area of Israeli life – from planting trees to infrastructure projects, employment opportunities to empowering the less able and underprivileged. We have built educational institutions, invested in youth programmes, provided for people with special needs and brought life to remote desert towns. JNF UK is committed to Israel’s future and continuity in Israel-Diaspora relations.
2 Dollis Park
Magen David Adom is Israel’s only ambulance 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.
Malki Foundation uniquely supports thousands of Israeli families who care at home for a child with severe disabilities. We provide them with the means to obtain paramedical therapy sessions (physical, occupational, speech, hydrotherapy, and horse-riding) when Israel’s government-mandated safety net runs out or when, for bureaucratic reasons that no parent can accept, the system says no.
For families in Israel’s peripheral communities where therapists are scarce, our supervised therapists travel directly to the child’s home. Malki Foundation also provides home-care equipment enabling families to keep a child with severe special needs at home rather than succumb to institutionalization for lack of realistic alternatives.
Founded in 2001 by parents who understand the need, we are passionate, efficient, and effective.
(0)20 7724 2266
New Israel Fund
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.
289-297 Ballards Lane
At Ohel Sarah, our mission is to enrich the quality of life for over 600 children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities in Israel by providing comprehensive, ongoing support in education, employment and independent living.
Delivering care from age six until end of life, we provide a home for life. We aim to to help each person learn and develop life skills to enable them to become confident, independent and contributing members of society.
For over a decade, Olim Beyahad has directed its programmes and partnerships to systematically improve the employment opportunities of outstanding Ethiopian Israeli university graduates and students, and to position them as leaders in Israeli Society. We equip our participants with practical, personal, and professional tools, and match them with personal mentors from among senior workforce figures.
We also provide exceptional Ethiopian youth with long-term personalized guidance and fellowships that advance them in their field of study. Our graduates are offered personal and professional advancement programmes, social engagement opportunities, and involvement in our strategic leadership. Whilst our participants realize their professional aspirations, we create permanent change in public perceptions – on the road to equal opportunities for all Israelis.
1 Opal Court, 120 Regents Park Road
Since 1971, on a completely voluntary basis, the Committee has purchased medical equipment for many hospitals in Israel, including the Rambam Medical Centre in Haifa and the Western Galilee Hospital in Nahariya. Wonderful hospitals offering the very best in medical care and expertise.
Commemorative plaques can be affixed to equipment and dedication ceremonies arranged.
Why not celebrate that special simcha by asking friends and family to dedicate their gifts for the purchase of life-saving medical equipment and also to help the disabled to regain their mobility, confidence in their lives and self esteem?
Bequests truly welcomed and all donations appreciated and acknowledged.
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 5300 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:120 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 117 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’
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.
154 Brent Street
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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 2019).
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.
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.
9 Burroughs Gardens
Yad Vashem UK Foundation endeavours to support and publicise the memorialisation and educational resources of Yad Vashem. 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.
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.