Charities by Category: Religious
For the past 25 years Aish UK has aimed to inspire a deeper connection to Judaism and to ensure a vibrant future for the Jewish people. Through diverse educational opportunities, immersive experiences and enduring relationships we share the wisdom and beauty of Jewish faith, practice and community – connecting with as many young Jews as we can, whatever their background, from when they are about to leave home until they build their own.
Today, Aish UK operates eight full time branches and provides educational opportunities at over eighteen schools, fifteen universities and six young professional hubs around the country, reaching and impacting thousands of young Jews each year. We also regularly distribute educational and video content through magazine publications, online and through our social media channels.
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.
020 8457 2642
British Friends of Gesher
Gants Hill, Ilford
Chabad Lubavitch North East London & Essex is dedicated to serving the wider Jewish communities across Essex by strengthening Jewish life through a wide range of relevant, exciting, religious, social and educational-based services. Rabbi Aryeh MBE and Devorah Sufrin, Executive Directors and counsellors in their own rights, spearhead addiction and relationship counselling respectively across the wider community, providing crisis intervention, education and prevention for all those in need, with care, empathy and practical support.
Chabad Lubavitch remains at the forefront of Jewish life across Essex, always seeking to increase its presence and impact to neighbouring communities. They currently have three Centres: Gants Hill, Buckhurst Hill and Epping, whilst providing services in other communities including Havering and Westcliffe-on-Sea.
Chazak is a dynamic community-based organization; our goal is to offer an array of programming that is fresh, relevant and exciting to London’s Sephardic community and beyond.
Our aim is to work in collaboration with other community-based organizations, schools and synagogues.
We appeal to all ages with content that is engaging and interactive, ensuring that age-old and sacred traditions find resonance with current, 21st century Jews living in the modern world. To date, we have reached tens of thousands of Jews and continue to enrich the London community with inimitable passion.
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.
Lubavitch is the largest Jewish educational institution in Scotland. It is committed to reaching every Jew regardless of age, knowledge or commitment and provides a very wide range of educational and social activities for Jews of all ages. These include Scotland’s only kosher restaurant, Shul in the Park, Monthly Friday night Shabbos Dinners and numerous social activities throughout the year
Counselling and support is given for terminal illness, bereavement, marriage guidance, and against interdating, intermarriage and missionaries, all in the strictest confidence. No person is ever turned away from activities due to financial circumstances. No grants are received from head offices in London or New York. Legacies are required to secure the future of our work.
Our considered response to the ever growing challenge of Jewish engagement is Jewish Futures: a singular strategic platform that creates and unites diverse educational organisations and initiatives, propelling each to ensure a future where every single Jew is meaningfully engaged.
To date and through our combined efforts, we continue to make a measurable and real impact on the shape of the Jewish community in the UK. Built upon decades of Jewish educational experience, Jewish Futures organizations represent a broad portfolio of dynamic and innovative initiatives and programmes. Each organization has a proud record of success in attracting, educating and inspiring young Jewish people.
A charitable investment in Jewish Futures is a palpable contribution to Jewish continuity that ensures bright Jewish futures.
The Jewish Learning Exchange in the heart of Golders Green has now enthused the hearts and minds of thousands of young Jews for over 30 years! Our educational approach is to share a deeper meaning and greater relevance of Judaism in a way which creates a lasting impression in the everyday lives of our students. Our vision is to continue to inspire Young Jews across the UK through learning and education making Judaism relevant and meaningful in the 21st Century.
Our programmes in schools, on campus and with young professionals continue to make a meaningful difference to thousands of Jewish lives. Your support will ensure we can affect thousands more for many years to come!
Albert Street, London
The Jewish Museum London has an important mission – to surprise, delight and engage all people, irrespective of background or faith, in the history, identity and culture of Jews in Britain. We achieve this through exhibitions, our collections and award-winning learning programmes, drawing on the Jewish experience as a focus for exploring ideas in our multicultural society.
Celebrating cultural difference and the vast contribution of migrants in Britain more widely, our schools programme promotes tolerance and celebrates diversity, with the museum welcoming around 20,000 school children annually.
We need your support to realise the museum’s vision of a world free from antisemitism, where cultural diversity and the contribution of minority communities are explored, valued and celebrated for the enrichment of society as a whole.
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
JMI is the home of Jewish music in the UK. We are dedicated to the celebration, preservation and development of the living heritage of Jewish music for the benefit of people of all ages and backgrounds.
Our goal is to inform and inspire audiences with an exciting, original programme of live performances, educational events and collaborative projects and to support musicians playing Jewish music across the UK enabling them to preserve this traditional heritage, create new work and reach the widest audiences.
In this generation, Jewish continuity, engagement and commitment cannot be taken for granted. Studies have shown that immersive Jewish educational experiences have enduring impact on the life choices of young people.
Jroots exists in order to facilitate impactful Jewish travel experiences to places of historic significance worldwide. Jroots has a track record of success in engendering a powerful sense of Jewish pride and communal responsibility amongst its students. The flagship Jroots Poland trip has been adopted by schools, student groups and communities nationwide as the gold standard of Jewish informal educational experiences. Over 70 groups each year participate on such life-changing journeys, often involving subsidies of over £500 per student.
020 7433 8962
JW3 Jewish Community Centre London
(0)20 8349 5600
Leo Baeck College
(0)20 7724 2266
New Israel Fund
Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
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’
020 7112 4848
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.