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.
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
Established in 2004, with bases in London, Manchester and Jerusalem, GIFT’s mission is to inspire and enable lifelong giving. Our schools’ programme sees a curriculum of impactful, thought provoking and 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 and living alone.
The Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR) is an independent London-based research organisation, consultancy and think-tank. We aim to advance the prospects of Jewish communities in the UK and across Europe by conducting research and producing reports, designed to put relevant facts, figures and analyses into the hands of those best placed to develop and shape community policy at every level
We collect and analyse data both through demographic research and our panel, consisting of over 4,000 Jewish people living in the UK, to ensure that Jewish community organisations have the statistics and information they need, and we regularly convene groups of policymakers to help them plan more efficiently and effectively for the future.
44a Albert Road
The Jewish Volunteering Network (JVN) is the only organisation in the Jewish community where people find a whole range of year-round volunteering opportunities within our community and beyond.
It doesn’t matter if you are looking for regular long-term, short-term, or one-off volunteering events, JVN offers opportunities across the volunteering spectrum.
JVN also provides critical volunteering support to many partner charities, offering training and management forums throughout the year.
JVN plays a crucial role enabling prospective volunteers to find the opportunity that best suits them from the range available on their website. There is also a support team available for those people that need additional help in finding the right volunteering role.
Think Volunteering, Think JVN.
154 Brent Street
For 120 years, JNF UK has played an integral part in Israel’s development, strengthening every aspect of Israeli life in the peripheries – 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
ORT UK is part of the World ORT global network, which transforms lives through training and education. From its origins, teaching impoverished Russian Jews essential trades, ORT has evolved to provide 21st century skills to empower people and strengthen communities.
The ORT network reaches 200,000 people a year in more than 30 countries, providing a combination of high-level science and technology education driven by Jewish values.
ORT UK was founded in 1921 to fundraise for ORT’s international projects and teach skilled trades to Jewish communities trapped in poverty. Today, ORT UK continues to support global projects through a series of fundraising events. We also run local projects including the ORT JUMP Mentoring Programme and the ORT NXT Lay Leadership Programme.
(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
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Work Avenue assists people in earning a living either through helping people into work or assisting businesses to 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 to support themselves and their families.
Employment Support: enabling people to make informed career choices; training in employability and workplace skills; offering one-to-one information, advice and guidance, group workshops and larger events.
Business Support: supporting entrepreneurs to increase the long term sustainability of their businesses through one-to-one advice and guidance, group workshops and larger events; access to start up loans; mentoring, and co-working space.