Together we can change lives
The Yom Kippur Appeal has for decades been providing valuable support to our community.
By coming together as a community, we can transform people’s lives.
Your support means that we can provide for example food to people for whom even the basics are a struggle. We can help people with disabilities to maximise their potential.
Most importantly we can invest in our own community’s Jewish Future by providing inspiring educational resources and programming for all ages.
This year the majority of our funds will be used within our own local community.
Please take a moment to think about those who need our help and how, giving together, we can change lives and give people hope for the year ahead.
Help us reach our goal of £60,000
Charities we are supporting
Bonei Olam (Local)
Bonei Olam was set up in New York in 1999 with one mission, ‘To help couples struggling with Infertility to realise their dream of becoming parents’. Our support work includes emotional support, medical advice & financial assistance.
Bonei Olam has since become the largest Jewish organisation of its kind with established offices in 13 cities within 7 countries and in the UK since 2004. Through our global network, we have a team of advisers always up to date with the latest developments in medical science in relation to the vast array of fertility treatments.
Chai Cancer Care (Local)
Chai Cancer Care is the Jewish community’s national cancer support organisation, enabling patients, family and friends to manage the impact of a cancer diagnosis. We provide expert physical, emotional and practical support delivered with care and sensitivity, and in complete confidence.
Chai Cancer Care provides an extensive range of specialised support services that include counselling, complementary and physical therapies, advocacy and advice, group and social activities. It is available for individuals, couples, families, friends, work colleagues, teens and children from as young as three.
We can reach anybody who needs us – nationally and internationally – through our counselling and advisory services.
Each client receives tailor-made support to meet his or her individual and specific needs and is assured of complete confidentiality. Our staff are professionally trained and accredited and are experienced in working with cancer patients and their family members.
Chai works in partnership with the NHS, social services, schools, other Jewish voluntary agencies, community groups, hospitals and hospices. We are often the link between these different agencies, enabling families to manage the many complexities that arise following a cancer diagnosis.
Friendship Circle (Local)
The Friendship Circle enriches the lives of children and adults with disabilities in our community through a range of fully integrated social and recreational programmes. These experiences are essential building blocks for each individual to gain skills, confidence and lead a more fulfilling lifestyle.
Together with our vast network of volunteers we encourage a culture of understanding and acceptance, helping to transform the landscape of attitudes of towards people with disabilities
The Hale Adult Hebrew Education Trust has for over fifteen years been providing our Hale community with programmes open to everyone who wishes to enhance their Jewish education. Including Partners in Torah – one to one learning, shiurim, keynote lectures, Bat Hamidrash library and Family Shabbatonim. The most impactful part of the provision has been the appointment of residential couples, both for youth and adults. These couples build relationships, provide inspiration and learning opportunities - latterly Rabbi Aaron and Elisheva Bloch. The inspirational Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Insights publications are also a product of HAHET.
Hale Shule Nursery (Local)
Hale Nursery has been a much loved and critical mainstay of our community for over 30 years. It has provided a safe haven for community’s children. The incredible, dedicated staff have nurtured, taught and loved our little ones from an early age. Aside from North Cheshire it is the only Jewish Nursery in the area. The nursery needs now your help. We need to invest in our nursery this Yom Kippur to ensure our future generation have a local Jewish nursery to attend. Please click to watch the video.
Israel Guide Dog Centre (Israel)
The Israel Guide Dog Centre is dedicated to improving the quality of life of blind, visually impaired and disabled people. We provide them with mobility, independence, self-confidence and companionship through the faithful assistance of guide, emotional support and PTSD dogs specially trained in Hebrew to meet Israel’s rigorous and challenging environment.
Jewish Action for Mental Health (Local)
Jewish Action for Mental Health (JAMH) is an umbrella organisation, affiliated with most Jewish communal organisations in Manchester.
Our vision is to provide a “one-stop shop” for mental health needs, to promote education and awareness of mental health issues and to fill gaps in provision where we can.
Mental health is a growing concern in our community. Increasing numbers of young people and adults are affected by anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm and other serious mental health issues.
Now we need your help. This year we want to raise awareness of mental health issues in our community and encourage everyone to do something to make a difference.
L'Chaim Foodbank (Local)
L'Chaim-Chabad is a community organisation that serves the community of Greater Manchester particularly in Salford, Prestwich, Crumpsall and Whitefield. L’Chaim-Chabad runs a wide range of services for all ages. We pride ourselves in working with over 35 existing organisations and community centres.
Due to an increase in poverty in the local area we launched The Chabad Foodbank Initiative. Our volunteers locate surplus foods from suppliers, caterers and wholesalers and then distribute it free of charge to needy families in the community. We currently distribute food to over 70 families on a daily basis. These families come from diverse backgrounds and include single parents, families who’s bread winner has been made redundant, elderly, ill and infirm.
The Foodbank also provides emergency, short term food supplies to individuals and families who hit a crisis situation for whatever reason. Foodbank aims to fill the gap of days, or sometimes weeks, until the professional care services can come into play.
Local Jewish Education (Local)
Supporting Jewish Education within the community ensures its continuity and ultimate survival.
Jewish learning for adults provides the spiritual interest and power to keep the community alive.
Our children are the future not only of this community and others around the world but will be the ones to hold the flame of Jewish continuity.
Tu’bShvat, Purim, Pesach, Lad b’Omer, Shavuot, Tisha b’Av, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Chanukah, Friday night dinners, Sunday morning breakfasts, cultural events……. the list goes on and on. We need to create and provide fun, inspiring and attractive events to keep the Shule a hub of communal energy.
We support these local education activities both by way of direct contribution towards
costs and by the provision of supporting facilities as and when required.
North Cheshire Jewish Primary offers a highly motivating and academic atmosphere where children are encouraged and supported to reach their full potential.
Children are confident and proud about their Judaism and have a strong identity regarding their own community and the State of Israel.
Moral and ethical values are developed in order that children become good citizens and are taught to have understanding of different religions, races and ways of life.
The school prides itself on its caring and inclusive policy.
Shema Kolenu (Israel)
The Shema Kolenu (Hear our Voice) Center for Hearing-Impaired Children is dedicated to mainstreaming ultra-Orthodox hearing-impaired children into the hearing community. The centre takes a multi-disciplinary approach that involves audiologists, speech and language professionals, teachers and parents. The organisation's Jerusalem branch serves 120 children in grades 1-12 who come to the centre after regular school to participate in tutorial classes, speech therapy sessions and social enrichment programs in art, computers, crafts and more.
The Fed (Local)
When The Fed called for emergency support to get us through the Covid-19 crisis, the Hale community was amongst the first to open its heart, enabling us to cope with a 58% surge in requests for help from February to March and over 1,700 calls to our advice line from March to August. The Fed is now supporting one in eight Jewish homes in Greater Manchester – a truly staggering statistic.
And now we face a second wave.
Irrespective of how this crisis ebbs and flows, there are people in our community facing personal crises; living through dreadful circumstances:
children being groomed for sex with drugs and alcohol
teenagers self-harming or involved in drug abuse
parents struggling to manage a child’s violent behaviour
people suffering due to a partner’s abusive behaviour
families struggling to manage the care of a child with complex learning difficulties
families living in poverty and unable to afford food and other basics
We turn to you again to ask you to support our Appeal.
Because for too many, the crisis is unrelenting.
Thank you for supporting The Fed – the community’s safety net.
Trafford Foodbank (Local)
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK
In Israel today, thousands live in poverty, with work and even food hard to come by. Children are born into families and communities with high hopes and ambitions but sadly lacking in opportunity. UJIA has long been committed to supporting those on the periphery and ensuring they have equal access to the very best education, academic and career opportunities that Israel has to offer. Over the past few months, we have had to go further, as the corona pandemic threatened to make life even worse for those on the periphery or at risk. We have worked with the vulnerable to ensure the gaps that already exist do not widen during these challenging times. This Kol Nidre our appeal to you is to help us close the gaps in Israeli society by changing inequality into opportunity and working with us to ensure that future generations of British Jews retain that unbreakable lifelong connection.
United Hatzalah (Israel)
United Hatzalah of Israel is an largest independent, non-profit, fully volunteer Emergency Medical Service organization that provides fast and free emergency medical first response throughout Israel. United Hatzalah’s service is available to all people regardless of race, religion, or national origin. United Hatzalah has more than 6,000 volunteers around the country, available around the clock – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With the help of our unique GPS technology and our iconic ambucycles, our average response time is less than 3 minutes across the country and 90 seconds in metropolitan areas. Our mission is to arrive at the scene of medical emergencies as soon as possible and provide the patient with professional and appropriate medical aid until an ambulance arrives, resulting in many more lives saved
Zichron Menachem (Israel)
Zichron Menachem provides support for any young person in Israel under the age of 25 living with cancer, as well as their parents and siblings.
Families of all religions and backgrounds turn to Zichron Menachem for the help they need most, be it information, a second opinion from our “clinic of hope”, or a break from the punishing routine of medical appointments.
Zichron Menachem works closely with Israel’s leading medical professionals, who strongly believe that no child can be treated comprehensively without the support we provide.