Charities by Category: Communal
020 7446 8660
B’nai B’rith UK
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.
397 Eastern Avenue
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 are 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.
220 Green Lanes
Founded in 1994, the Clothing Collection Fund is a non-profit making organization. Proceeds from the sale of clothes and other donated goods are given to charities. Food parcels are distributed to the elderly and needy in the area. Sedarim are arranged and local projects are supported, helping handicapped children with learning disabilities. Good quality, unwanted clothing, bric-a-brac, toys, office/computer equipment and books are all required and we will be pleased to collect.
0800 075 7200
Friends of Nefesh B’Nefesh
137 Brent Street
Friends of the Sick (Chevrat Bikkur Cholim) provides assistance to the sick and the frail in the Jewish Community.
We believe no one should have to cope with illness or old age on their own. We send paid helpers to look after our patients who, sometimes, have little or no family support around them. Our approach is informal and we aim to respond promptly to requests for help.
Some clients cannot afford to pay in full towards the cost of our subsidised services. Please help us make sure no one is turned away because of financial constraints.
Established in 2004, with bases in London, Manchester and Jerusalem, GIFT’s mission is to develop a giving mindset and lifestyle through education and volunteering. Our schools’ programme sees a curriculum of impactful, thought provoking & practical sessions. Our B’nei Mitzvah giving sessions are fun, hands-on and educational, teaching giving at a crucial age.
Thousands of hours are given each year by GIFT’s volunteers, through the distribution of hundreds of weekly support packages to disadvantaged households. GIFT engages thousands of volunteers in myriad diverse opportunities from tutoring children struggling with school work, cleaning up our parks; offering practical support to families who face daily challenges, through home visits, prescription shopping; and befriending those elderly & living alone.
44a Albert Road
Using its state-of-the-art website, JVN connects volunteers to volunteering opportunities that suit their skills, interests and availability. It also runs several programmes to encourage and support volunteering in the community, such as the Supported Volunteering Project to assist those with extra support needs to volunteer. JVN is in touch with over 300 charities, providing from long-term regular to one-off volunteering opportunities, enabling anyone to help their community, whatever their schedule looks like.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, JVN has recently been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The equivalent of an MBE and the highest honour charities can receive, the Award is given to voluntary organisations deemed to be outstanding in their field.
Think Volunteering, Think JVN.
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.
020 7433 8962
JW3 Jewish Community Centre London
(0)20 8441 6051
Maccabi London Brady Recreational Trust
(0)20 8455 4996 / 0161 507 5480
Paperweight Trust (The)
14 Arcadia Avenue,
Resource is the Jewish community’s go-to resource helping people get back into employment. We work with our clients to boost their confidence and build their skills, empowering them to find and secure the right job. Our highly skilled, professional volunteers and our small team of staff support over 1,000 people each year in their job search. Thanks to the support of our donors all our services are free. Dedicated advisors give each client expert advice and guidance, tailoring their journey of 1:1 support, workshops and seminars.
Based in North London, our services are available nationwide. Clients can access a wide range of services, including writing effective CVs and applications, networking, psychometric profiling, IT skills, and mock interviews.
154 Brent Street
SmartGiving is a tax efficient way of managing all charitable giving for individuals, companies, philanthropists, charities and fundraisers. SmartGiving can help with choosing the right charity, keeping track of how much you’re giving and making sure your donations are tax-effective.
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SmartGiving also offers a HMRC approved Payroll Giving service and can support companies to set up CSR programmes enabling employees to raise money that can be matched through corporation tax profits.
When you give through SmartGiving, you’re making a difference to causes that you care about.
Work Avenue assists people in earning a living either through creating work opportunities or helping businesses develop and flourish. We create opportunities for everyone, at any life stage, in any situation and provide people with essential lifelong skills, enabling them to become financially independent and support themselves and their families.
Employment Support: Supports people at all stages in their journey to work by providing training in employability and workplace skills; offering one to one information, advice and guidance; assisting jobseekers and graduates in finding work placements, and enabling people to make informed career choices.
Business Support: Supports entrepreneurs to increase the success rate and long term sustainability of their businesses through one-to-one advice and guidance; access to start up loans; mentoring, and co-working space.