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.
129-131 Albert Street
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), led by President Daniel Chamovitz, is the fastest growing of Israel’s research universities. 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. In 2019, BGU broke into the top 50 undergraduate programmes globally that produce the most VC-backed entrepreneurs (according to the ranking by PitchBook).
With 20,000 students and 900 senior faculty, across three campuses in Beer-Sheva, Sde Boker and Eilat, the University is at the heart of Beer-Sheva’s transformation into an innovation district, where leading multinational corporations and start-ups eagerly leverage BGU’s expertise to generate innovative R&D.
BGU effects change, locally, regionally and internationally with graduates from Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Desert Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Business and Management.
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.
(Currently British Friends of Aleh. New charity number expected: please see our website for details).
ADI (Abililty. Diversion. Inclusion) is Israel’s most comprehensive provider of residential care for individuals with severe disabilities, the leader of the national rehabilitation movement, and an international advocate for disability inclusion, equity and access. While empowering hundreds of Israel’s most vulnerable citizens – children, adolescents and adults – to advance well beyond their initial prognoses and live happy, dignified, and meaningful lives, ADI is also establishing fully inclusive communities and laying the groundwork for the provision of the highest-level rehabilitative care for all. ADI offers a wide range of services and community engagement schemes around the world, and through experiential education programming, youth leadership and community engagement, ADI is successfully changing societal attitudes towards individuals with disabilities, and building a better, more caring world.
(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
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
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 more than three decades of award-winning programmes, Shalva partners with various institutions in advocacy efforts and is a leader in inclusion activities.
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. https://www.facebook.com/ShalvaUK
Tyne & Wear
For many the cost of hearing aids and therapy might as well be a million pounds.
Deaf children, if given the correct early intervention, are able to integrate into mainstream society. If they miss out, few will ever catch up and will be dependent on us for the rest of their lives.
At Shema Kolenu early intervention, together with pioneering medical science and technology, are crucial to unlocking a child’s ‘silent’ world. Our medical team, including ENT specialists, speech, musical and movement therapists, ensure that each child is accommodated along with their related/unrelated disabilities and we support the parents coping with this unexpected trauma and challenge. Our regional branches throughout Israel cater for all.
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(0)20 8209 3010
British Friends of Shuvu
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.
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.
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.
0800 075 7200
Friends of Nefesh B’Nefesh
(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
P O Box 8119
Hassadna Jerusalem Music Conservatory is one of Israel’s premier institutes of music education for over 550 children aged 1-18. Our vision and mission is to provide equal opportunity in music education to all children, regardless of race, religion or socio-economic status. We welcome and actively recruit children from disadvantaged backgrounds and children with special needs, in order to ensure both diversity and equal opportunity for all.
Hassadna provides individual instruction, music theory, chamber music, masterclasses, ensembles, orchestras, and opportunities to perform in concerts and festivals around the world. 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 education in a diverse, warm, and supportive environment.
IDF Widows & Orphans (IDFWO) is the sole organisation 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 with 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 120 years, JNF UK has played an integral part in Israel’s development, strengthening every area of Israeli life – from investing in infrastructure projects and employment opportunities to empowering the less able and underprivileged. We have built educational institutions, helped youth programmes, provided for people with special needs and brought life to remote desert towns. None of this would be possible without the ongoing support of the Jewish community for both Israel and JNF UK.
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.
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.
+972 54 2258886
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 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
P O B 5788
Seeach Sod is the leading provider of education and welfare services to individuals with intellectual disabilities in the religious sector in Israel. Over 1,200 children and adults benefit from our programmes, which include: rehabilitative day-care centres for infants, pre-schools, Talmudei Torah, elementary and high schools, yeshivot, therapeutic day-hab centres, vocational training programmes and supported community housing. Everything we do mirrors the Jewish calendar and lifecycle ensuring that all participants relate to Jewish milestones in a meaningful way.
Our core belief is the integration of individuals with intellectual disabilities within the community. Using the latest technology, we can assist them to meet educational and developmental goals and to achieve maximum independence. Legacies and gifts help provide support for many vulnerable people.
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’
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 2020).
For over 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.
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.
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.