The Central British Fund For World Jewish Relief

The Central British Fund For World Jewish Relief

Charity information

The Central British Fund For World Jewish Relief

World Jewish Relief is dedicated to fighting human suffering and serving the urgent needs of, primarily but not exclusively, Jewish communities who are at risk or in crisis (outside the UK and Israel). With your support, we help overcome appalling poverty, despair and isolation. Moreover, through our commitment to programmes which strive to enhance community infrastructure, people can go on to build their own better future.

WJR’s work is carried out in a number of countries through trusted partners on the ground who have long records of providing first rate assistance to people in need. Projects are located across the world: the former Soviet Union (Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Latvia and Lithuania), Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Serbia, and Poland), Africa (Rwanda and Zimbabwe), Asia (India) and the Caribbean (Haiti). The charity also operates in other countries, as required, at times of international disaster.

Founded 1933

  • Mission statement

    Inspired by Jewish values, our mission is to transform the lives of primarily, but not exclusively, vulnerable Jewish communities, outside the UK and Israel, by reducing poverty and enabling lasting, sustainable change. WJR is proud to work within and beyond the needs of its own Jewish community.
    Additionally, at times of major international disaster, WJR leads UK Jewry’s response to those most affected, irrespective of their race, religion or ethnicity.

  • Aims

    The Central British Fund For World Jewish Relief aims to:

    • MEETING IMMEDIATE NEEDS OF THE MOST VULNERABLE Within the communities we work, we will enable older persons (including Holocaust survivors), those living with disability and vulnerable children from marginal backgrounds to have access to appropriate assistance and services that ensure they live their lives as full and inclusive members of society, treating them with the dignity they deserve.
    • SECURING SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS We will strengthen the capacity of poor people, particularly women, living within an urban context assisting them to improve the quality of their own lives.
    • A JEWISH HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE TO MAJOR INTERNATIONAL DISASTERS We will lead UK Jewry’s response to major international disasters, ensuring our inputs and expertise add value, strengthening the long term recovery of those affected.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1933

    Registered Charity Number: 290767

    Board members: 16

    Full time staff: 18

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 250

    Phone number: 02087361250

    Address: Oscar Joseph House 54 Crewys Road NW2 2AD

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