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Jnetics – Prevention and Management of Jewish Genetic Disorders

As the only organization dedicated to improving the prevention and management of Jewish genetic disorders (JGDs) in the UK, both recessive and dominant, we aim to eradicate a significant number of life-threatening recessive genetic disorders from the UK Jewish Community. We also work to improve our Community’s ability to prevent and manage better hereditary cancers […]

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Foreword

Foreword The Jewish concept of charity is rooted in the Hebrew word Tzedakah – linked with righteous behaviour and justice. It remains essential to everything we stand for. The first weeks of 2020 have brought sad news from around the world about the rise of antisemitism, which is manifesting itself in online abuse, hate crimes, […]

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JVN – Jewish Volunteering Network

WHICH VOLUNTEERING IS RIGHT FOR YOU? TRADITIONAL This is how most people think of volunteering. Volunteers commit on a regular basis and roles can be extremely diverse. ONE-OFFS Volunteers help on a single occasion, often at community events. Sometimes training is given. FUNDRAISING Volunteers are given permission and resources to raise funds for the organization. […]

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CHARITY GOVERNANCE

To discuss issues raised by this article or any other charity-related matter, please contact Anthony Epton, charities partner at Goldwins Chartered Accountants on 020 7372 6494 or aepton@goldwins.co.uk The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (‘NCVO’) describes governance as a term used to cover the trustees’ role in: the long-term direction of the charity, including its […]

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Why Write a Will?

BARRY LEIGH AND BARUCH BRENIG OF COHEN ARNOLD REFLECT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF WRITING A WILL AND THE BENEFITS OF INCLUDING CHARITABLE BEQUESTS IN A WILL Recent polls show that around 60% of UK adults don’t have a Will. Even amongst those aged 55 and over, more than a third don’t have a Will.  This […]

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Online Giving to Jewish Charities

UK Toremet: Supporting the Causes that You Believe In Jonny Cline, founder of UK Toremet, explains how the Jewish Charity Guide website DONATE buttons work and how UKT helps donors manage their philanthropy. For further information contact him at jonnyc@uktoremet.org.uk – www.UKToremet.org.uk Many of the advertisers and Israeli charities featured in this guide can now […]

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Tracing Jewish Charities

Click here for the Foreword ‘MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS’ Jewish charities that have merged with, or been amalgamated into, other organizations. A number of Jewish charities are well over 100 years old, and in that time, their activities and services have changed in tune with the needs of their clients. Homes and hospitals, soup kitchens and […]

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Jewish Helplines and Funding

Click here for the Foreword HELP! JEWISH TELEPHONE HELPLINES / ENQUIRY DESKS / SUPPORT GROUPS / GRANT MAKING TRUSTS In an age when most people have access to a telephone, the helpline has become an important addition to the range of services Jewish charities can offer the Community. Anonymous, confidential, safe and easily accessible, helplines […]

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Charity Shops / Donations

Click here for the Foreword We Also Need… The editors of the Jewish Charity Guide are often approached for details of charities or organisations that accept ‘good as new’ clothing, furniture, bric-à-brac and other goods for sale through charity shops or to be distributed to the needy. Jewish museums and art galleries are also delighted […]

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Searching for Heirs

Click here for the Foreword What Happens if You Die Intestate? The term ‘Bona Vacantia’ literally means ‘vacant goods’ and is the legal name for ownerless property, left by someone who dies intestate (ie. without making a will), without known kin and whose property, by law, then passes to the Crown. The work of Bona […]

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