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 Largest Network of Care for Children with Severe Multiple Disabilities.
Over 750 children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and medical conditions receive advanced medical, educational and rehabilitative care in ALEH’s four residential facilities. In addition, ALEH provides over 26,000 outpatient treatments annually.
At ALEH, we look beyond the disability to the child within. By nurturing development and enriching quality of life, we enable each child to reach their full potential.
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.
(0)20 7724 3777
British Friends of Haifa University
At Ohel Sarah, our mission is to enrich the quality of life for over 500 children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities in Israel by providing comprehensive, ongoing support in the spheres of education, employment and independent living.
Delivering care from age six until end of life, we aim to to help each person grow and acquire crucial skills to enable them to become confident, independent and contributing members of society.
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.
15 – 17 HIgh Street
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 and free of charge,
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 Center’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.
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.
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.
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.
020 8203 6066
(0)20 8458 9999
Ezer Mizion (British Friends of)
FJRO was created in 1919 and in the last ten years has developed numerous projects in Israel in cooperation with The Association for Children at Risk (therapeutic aid for autistic children), The Tel Aviv Foundation (projects for disadvantaged children and adults), and The Jaffa Institute (education for children from problematic backgrounds), and provided food and clothing for deprived families.
It has made donations towards a number of projects in England – particularly for Norwood – in addition to many other charities.
FJRO is also 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 3400 2361
Friends of the Israel Cancer Association
Adelaide House, London Bridge
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.
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 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 education, vulnerable populations, dialogue and shared living, arts and culture, and heritage and 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 a century JNF UK has played a vital role in building the land of Israel. In our early years we bought land, planted trees, drained swamps and built the infrastructure of a functioning state.
Today JNF UK has adapted its mission to meet the challenges facing the State of Israel in the 21st Century. Today most of our work takes place in the Negev, the vast desert region in Israel’s south. We build early childhood centres, invest in youth projects, educate underprivileged students and support farmers who need to protect their land. We are turning the Negev green and enriching people’s quality of life.
Harmony Way, Victoria Road
Magen David Adom is Israel’s only ambulance and medical emergency service. For over 80 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.
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 lsraeli based international humanitarian charity providing life-saving heart surgery and follow-up care for children from developing countries, regardless of their race, religion, gender, nationality or financial status. To date we have carried out over 4500 life-saving surgeries on children from 54 countries at no cost to the patients, half of the children are from the PA, lraq, Syria and Afghanistan. We also train medical personnel from developing countries in all facets of paediatric cardiac care – some 117 surgeons and clinicians to date.
Our current project is the construction of the lnternational Paediatric Centre in Holon,
lsrael which, when finished, will allow us to double the surgeries and doctors in training.
Mending Hearts – Building Bridges
Combining 116 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.
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.
The Tel Aviv University 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 about 30,000 students in total, the University 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 members conduct some 3,500 projects annually at 400 laboratories.
The University is recognised and celebrated internationally for creating an innovation and entrepreneurship culture on campus that generates inventions, start-ups and economic and social development in Israel. For the 3rd year running, TAU was ranked among the top 10 schools in the world for producing graduates that found successful VC-backed companies (Pitchbook 2016).
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 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.
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’.
Suppose you are a parent whose child has been diagnosed with cancer and your whole world has come to an end. Suppose you are a boy or girl, suddenly in pain and discomfort, being examined and prodded by doctors, living in hospital away from your family and friends. Now relax because there is a loving, caring organization that can bring hope out of despair. The therapeutic effect of all that Zichron Menachem does, including its Jerusalem Day Centre and camps in the UK and Holland has to be seen to be believed. ZM services are available to all Israeli families.
We cannot take the sickness away from the child but Zichron Menachem takes the child away from the sickness.