UK Partner Charities


Chai Cancer Care provides comprehensive, professional and expert services to members of the Jewish community affected by cancer – patients, their families and their friends. Chai operates from 9 sites across the UK and clients can attend these to receive services. Clients who are unable to go to Chai sites can access services in their own homes, if they live within geographical reach of a site.

Chai constantly updates and increases its services to ensure that they meet the changing needs of clients. They also assist clients when accessing NHS or social services care to ensure they receive the optimum services available.

To learn more about Chai click here.

Jewish Volunteering Network

The Jewish Volunteering Network (JVN) is a national charity connecting people across the community. We work across the voluntary, public and private sectors to raise the profile of volunteering within the Jewish community. Our highly developed website helps volunteers find suitable opportunities and our telephone helpline offers a bespoke matching service for specific projects. Whether you choose to give one hour a week to a local organisation, one month contributing to a national campaign or go volunteering abroad, JVN matches volunteers with the right opportunities to fit their interests and skills. We are proud to have hundreds of charities in our network offering roles as varied as delivering meals, putting on pantomimes, making food parcels, writing websites as well as administration, hands on social welfare projects and fundraising.

To find out more about JVN click here.


Jnetics* is the only charity dedicated to improving the management and prevention of Jewish genetic disorders (JGDs) in the UK.

Jnetics works to improve awareness and access to carrier screening for severe, recessive JGDs to reduce the incidence of these devastating conditions.  They also raise awareness of heredity cancers that are relatively more prevalent among Jewish people and how these can be better managed.

In 2017, working in partnership with the NHS, Jnetics launched its GENEius Programme – an education and screening initiative targeted at young Jewish adults. GENEius is fully endorsed by all the synagogue movements and key community leadership organisations. The programme aims to change the mindset of the Jewish community so that JGD education and screening becomes standard practice in the UK, as it has been for many years in other Jewish communities abroad.

GENEius delivers education about JGDs and the importance of screening to Jewish sixth formers, Jewish university students and couples going through the synagogue pre-marriage process. Year 12 and university students are offered screening as an integrated part of the GENEius programme, whereas pre-marriage couples and others in the community can access screening via the Jnetics’ clinic based at Barnet Hospital.

To find out more about Jnetics click here.

* Formerly known as Jewish Genetic Disorders UK (JGD UK)

Magen David Adom

Magen David Adom is Israel’s only ambulance and medical emergency service. For over 60 years Magen David Adom UK has raised funds for medical equipment, ambulances, bloodmobiles and stations to benefit ALL Israel’s citizens – Arabs, Christians, Druze and Jews. The organisation also collects and supplies 300,000 units of blood each year and is responsible for all Israel’s first aid and pre-hospital medical emergency training. As a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Magen David Adom works internationally to share its support and expertise with those in need around the world.

To find out more about Magen David Adom click here. 


Nightingale is recognised as an “Excellent” home by its regulator. It is a registered charity based in Clapham South West London and provides residential, nursing, dementia and short stay care.  It offers a “home for life” dedicated to providing holistic and person centred quality care to older members of the Jewish community. It places great emphasis on the provision of a stimulating and a diverse activities and entertainments programme specifically designed to enhance the quality of life of all of its residents regardless of their physical or mental health. It has its own NHS in-house medical practice, physiotherapy and occupational therapy department, fully fitted dental clinic and numerous visiting consultants/specialists.

To find out more about Nightingale click here.


Tzedek is a voluntarily led Non-Governmental Organisation that draws upon the skills and resources of the UK Jewish community to better the lives of the less fortunate. It represents the UK Jewish community’s response to the challenges of extreme poverty in the developing world. It raises awareness, educates and encourages Jews to recognise, understand and act on their Jewish responsibilities concerning such poverty. The organisation works with partners, projects and communities abroad, regardless of their race or religion, and provides direct support to help local people so that they can help themselves.

Tzedek has overseas projects which support sustainable self-help development projects in some of the poorest communities in the world. The Jewish Global Citizenship Project explains the Tzedek programme in Jewish schools and there are also sessions for adults on international development and Jewish responsibility. The Tzedek Overseas Volunteer Programme sends resourceful volunteers to learn about and assist overseas partners for two months every summer.

To find out more about Tzedek click here.



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