Charities by Category: Communal
126 Albert Street
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
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.
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.
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.
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 inspire the next generation to become givers through dynamic education, impactful volunteering and helping those in need.
Our schools programme sees hundreds of thought-provoking and practical sessions run each year that produce thousands of acts of giving. 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, helping others through the distribution of over 23,000 food and support packages to disadvantaged households.
GIFT volunteers give respite to families by staying with loved ones in hospital, visiting care homes, tutoring children struggling at school and offering practical support to families who face daily challenges.
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 over 100 years, JNF UK has played an integral part in Israel’s development, supporting every area of Israeli life – from planting trees to infrastructure projects, employment opportunities to empowering the less able and underprivileged. We have built educational institutions, invested in youth programmes, provided for people with special needs and brought life to remote desert towns. JNF UK is committed to Israel’s future and continuity in Israel-Diaspora relations.
020 7433 8962
JW3 Jewish Community Centre London
(0)20 8441 6051
Maccabi London Brady Recreational Trust
Bereaved, separated, divorced, partner with dementia? Alone and unable to cope? At a time of crisis, The Paperweight Trust provides a trained and personal team of caseworkers who come to you.
We deliver :
• a proactive approach to debt management and household expenditure
• intervention with creditors to stabilise the problem.
• help with correspondence with banks, taxman, councils, utilities.
• a clear route through baffling bureaucracy and benefits.
• assistance in completing forms, reviewing documents, including probate.
• support with separation through to divorce, including Get issues with the Beis Din, child contact and Civil Court procedures.
And more… We do not receive any statutory government funding, and any donations kindly received, will help us to increase our range of services, and expansion into the provinces.
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.