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Charities & Schools

Jewish Child's Day

This year, Jewish Child’s Day is celebrating its 70th anniversary. Founded in 1947 by Arieh Handler and Israel Feldman to help the rehabilitation of the Jewish children from Eastern Europe after the Holocaust. The philosophy behind the inspiration was to fully involve the children of the UK in raising money for their less fortunate brothers and sisters all over the world on one specific day - the first day of Chanukah. The first Jewish Child’s Day was held on the 14th December 1947 and was a resounding success, raising £13,000 - a tremendous amount of money at that time 

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Through the decades, the charity has evolved; from a once-a-year collection to a year round fundraising necessity. But the charity’s philosophy has never wavered - to instil in Jewish youngsters a sense of responsibility for the care of Jewish children who are less fortunate than themselves and to actively involve them in raising the funds which can bring dreams to reality.

Jewish Child’s Day helps so many children in so many different ways in Israel, Eastern Europe and at home here in the UK. The charity supports children who are blind and deaf, those challenged by physical, learning or emotional difficulties, children who have been abused, neglected, deprived or disadvantaged, children who don’t have a safe and secure family or home, and those who are battling against severe illness or trauma. From its modest beginnings in 1947 until today, Jewish Child’s Day has helped over half a million Jewish children in need. 

Today the charity allocates over £300,000 to around 120 different projects every single year.

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