hank you for your interest in making a donation to BBUK. Your belief in our work, through your generous gift, will allow us to continue to provide our wide variety of services and projects devoted to serving the Jewish people and the community at large.
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Heritage Days – “HERITAGE”
Medicines Programme – “KIEV”
Qiryat Gat – “FAMILY”
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Projects we support
The Core Objectives of B’nai B’rith UK are
• To foster friendship through social, cultural and recreational programmes
• To support the State of Israel and world Jewry
• To work for charitable endeavours
• To initiate and develop community projects
• To strengthen B’nai B’rith links across Europe
BBUK mainly operates as a network of Lodges or Groups each with its own programme of diverse activities tailored to the interests of the group.
Also we have National Members who join to support BBUK’s humanitarian and charitable projects.
Kiev Medicine Programme
A programme for elderly Jews and Righteous Gentiles in Kiev, Ukraine.
The medical programme serves around 200 people, many of them Holocaust and Second World War veterans, of whom some are Righteous Gentiles.
There are two doctors who run the clinic every other Sunday. If drugs are prescribed they have to be obtained from a pharmacy at prices most people cannot afford. B’nai B’rith obtains the drugs from a wholesaler and passes them on to the patient.
Without your and our constant help this programme could not carry on and 200 very elderly and sick people would have nowhere else to turn.
Bureau of International Affairs
Funding towards the work of the B’nai B’rith UK Bureau of International Affairs
The Bureau of International Affairs was founded by B’nai B’rith UK in March 1998 as an Associate Office of B’nai B’rith International’s Centre for Human Rights and Public Policy in Washington DC.
The mission of the Bureau is to serve and protect the interests, welfare and security of Jewish people, the State of Israel and to uphold the human rights of minority peoples globally. It was set up to address the need for a pro-active, strategic European organisation to engage with the diplomatic community on behalf of the Jewish people.
By focusing on decision-makers and influencers, its objective is to be a positive influence on policy developments affecting the State of Israel and Jewish interests generally.
The B’nai B’rith UK Yearly European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage.
The Centre for Jewish Identity and Culture (CJIC) is a committee of B’nai B’rith UK that acts as a link between the UK and Europe through its coordination of the European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage in the UK. Its aim is to reinforce Jewish identity and commitment and through its Open Days to present Judaism to the general public with its outreach, educational, social and cultural programmes.
Each year, since 2000, B’nai B’rith’s CJIC committee has proudly organised Jewish Culture and Heritage Days in the UK. These events take place in September and are held all over the country. They are part of the European Days of Jewish Culture & Heritage that takes place throughout mainland Europe.
Family Food Parcels
Qiryat Gat is the development town which has been the focus of a major part of BBUK’s fund raising for more than 30 years.
The town has absorbed 30,000 immigrants from 40 different origins, including Ethiopia, Russia and Central Asia, giving the town a high unemployment figure and many challenges among its inhabitants.
Over the years, BBUK has been involved in a number of projects in Qiryat Gat. and the current one was prompted by the revelation that school children were stealing sandwiches from each other. This was verified on investigation by visiting the homes in question where they found empty fridges and a general lack of food.
As a result, BBUK currently raises funds for the provision of regular food parcels for needy families. The food is sourced, packed and distributed by young Israeli volunteers who make up the deliveries discreetly, at night, so as not to draw attention to the recipients. The target that we hope to raise each year is £15,000 which is increasingly difficult to achieve, so we greatly appreciate your generous response.
Concerts for Shoes
The Concerts for Shoes Programme is now in its 23rd year. Over this period, we have raised more than £110,000, which has enabled us to provide a new pair of shoes for up to 250 children in Odessa each year.
This need goes on and its necessity is never ending.
Originally, we provided shoes for 60 children when we began the Shoe Programme. There are still, in the former Soviet Union, thousands of children living on the streets who live in appalling conditions. The Tikva home in Odessa expanded to take in more children; now they care for more than 350 children giving them a home and a future.
Recently, the Tikva Orphanage in Odessa, was one of the highlights of a BBUK visit to Ukraine. Seeing the children at work and play and meeting the staff to hear about the work of Tikva was truly inspiring, making all our efforts in supporting them so worthwhile.
However, the crisis in the Ukraine continues. Funds are needed more than ever now. By coming along and enjoying the music, you will help provide our homeless children in the Ukraine with new shoes; it being so essential for a child’s development.
Our enjoyment becomes shoes for a destitute child.