Parents’ Coffee Morning at North West London JDS

Friday 14th July 2017 To celebrate another excellent year of Tzedek’s Primary School Twinning Programme at North West London Jewish Day School, we were delighted to join parents, pupils and teachers for a coffee morning. Parents organised a challah sale, with all proceeds going to Tzedek, before parents were able to learn more about Tzedek over […]

Schlep to School Success!

Schlep to School 2017 has been another huge success for Tzedek! Around 300 pupils, parents and teachers walked to school and have raised OVER £15,000 for Tzedek’s education projects in the north of Ghana! Massive thank you to: The 150 students from JCoSS for raising around £7,000! Year 4 Oak and Willow at Naima JPS for raising […]

Schlep to School

Schlep online banners Schlep to School challenges you and your friends to ditch the Oyster and walk to school for one morning. In Ghana thousands of children like Hamdia, go to great lengths to get to school. They value their education, understanding how it can break the cycle of poverty. Don’t go to school anymore? […]

International Women’s Day

A few weeks ago, I visited the Sandu Women’s Group, a project that Tzedek funded last year through one our partner organisations, YOVI (Youth Development and Voice initiative). By providing each of the members the resources and knowledge to trade either shea butter or rice, and training them in the necessary business skills, the project […]

Development and the Importance of Sustainability

When people hear I have a degree in Environmental Studies, most assume it means conservation; however I have always leaned towards the development path. How is development connected to Environmental Studies? Very simply: anywhere you can live is your environment and when developed in a socially and economically inclusive way, will be sustainable. This sustainability […]

Digital Campaign Training with Merkaz NOAM

What a start to 2017! For the past three Sundays our Education team has been working with teenagers from Noam Masorti Youth in their weekend teenage centre, Merkaz Noam. The six participants who joined us became a part of our Digital Campaign Training and created their own campaign to fundraise for Tzedek’s School for Life […]

Twinning Celebration

What an amazing year 2016 has been for Tzedek! Before we welcome in 2017, we want to celebrate some of our greatest achievements from the past 12 months: £7922 raised in June by 50 kids from 5 schools in our new Schlep to School campaign. £6500 raised through selling cards in our Chanukah Unwrapped campaign. £5500 raised […]

Hannah Cowen’s Ghana Diary: Volunteering at the Orphanage in Kpawumo

Hannah was a volunteer with Tzedek’s Ghana Project this past Summer. She kept a diary of her experiences while in Tamale, below you can read about one of Hannah’s volunteering roles:   The orphanage I work at in the mornings in Kpawumo is a really inspiring place. I was talking to Dawuda, the founder of the […]

It’s Ghana be Great!

Name: Genna Age: 25 Nationality: Scottish Title: Country Director, Ghana Photo: Snorkelling in Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania   What brought me to Tzedek? I’ve always been fascinated with the relationship between Jewish values, social activism and pursuing social justice around our world. After growing up as a Chanicha (participant), being a Madricha (leader) and later becoming a Movement worker […]

FTFY Teenage Digital Activism Training Second Round Success

Our education team has just wrapped up a Teenage Digital Activism Training Seminar last week. This programme was aimed at teenagers in years 9 to 12 in order to train them to run their own fundraising campaigns through social media and digital platforms. This is the second time this half-term programme has been run and […]