Charities by Category: Overseas Humanitarian Aid
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B’nai B’rith UK is the UK arm of international charitable organisation, B’nai B’rith International, which brings together Jewish people from all backgrounds, with the aims of strengthening the Jewish community, combating racial and religious intolerance, and helping the less fortunate. Membership spans the whole Jewish community, irrespective of religious or other affiliations. B’nai B’rith UK’s many activities include:
• Human rights and advocacy on behalf of the Jewish community through the BBUK London Bureau of International Affairs
• Coordinating an annual week of heritage related events and activities
• Running a Young Professionals group for social and charity events
• Supporting and defending Israel
• Supporting the work of two charities in Israel and the Ukraine
Tikva’s core mission is to care for the homeless, abandoned and abused Jewish children of Odessa, Ukraine. Tikva provides a loving home, essential social services, a quality education, while revitalising the growing Jewish community of Odessa, and provides an opportunity for a brighter future through immigration to Israel. The lives of more than 3,000 men, women, and children have changed significantly through programmes including the Tikva Boys’ and Girls’ Homes, which cares for 160 children aged six to sixteen, an Infants’ Home for 40 children, a university dormitory catering for 110 students, a Day Care Centre for 125 children and primary and secondary schools, teaching over 750 Jewish children from Tikva’s homes and the Odessa region.
The Together Plan works with communities in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe teaching skills for self-sufficiency. The charity is helping to regenerate Judaism in the Former Soviet Union through youth and education programmes and heritage and cemetery projects.
The Together Plan operates a humanitarian aid project, which is a tangible community building tool helping the most socially and economically vulnerable members of communities. Clothes, shoes, toys, ‘Judaica’ and computers can be donated in London and are dispatched to the FSU.
The Together Plan is a charity in action working TOGETHER with communities for a self-sustainable future.
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).