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The Jewish community's response to extreme poverty


We work to reduce extreme poverty in some of the poorest regions of the world.

Through building partnerships, networks, and leadership we change lives.

Our sustainable development work overseas is in three areas: livelihoods, education and youth empowerment.

In 2017, we brought 3577 people out of poverty.  

In the UK we are driven by the expertise of the UK Jewish community, and work to increase its own global social responsibility through education and providing volunteer opportunities

Over 200 people have volunteered with Tzedek overseas.

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News and blogs

Agro Processing & Business Development Project launches in the Tolon District of Northern Ghana

Tzedek has launched an Agro-processing and business development project at Kasulyili in the Tolon district of Northern Ghana, in partnership with local NGO Suglo N-Nya Behigu Women’s Association (SUGLO). The project, which will be implemented…
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Social Responsibility Week launches in partnership with the Office of the Chief Rabbi

Next week sees the launch of the UK Jewish community’s first ever Social Responsibility Week (SRW), led by the 2017/18 cohort of the Ben Azzai Programme. The Ben Azzai Programme is run jointly by Tzedek…
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Indi Schleps to School

A big thank you to Indiana and her classmates at Hertesmere Jewish Primary School who schlepped to school last week to raise money for Tzedek. Indiana wrote an article for her school newsletter which we…
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What can the Commonwealth teach us?

As world leaders gathered in London, George Rosenfeld explored a Jewish perspective. Last week, I attended the Youth Forum at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, representing the Commonwealth Jewish Council (CJC) and Tzedek. The…
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Getting Creative at the Twinning Project Training Workshop

  When your classroom looks like this…. …and you want it to look like this…. …but you don’t have a school budget for materials then sometimes you need a little help from outside the school.…
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The view from Charlie’s window

Charlie visiting our partners the Nfasimdi Development Association in the Tolon district of Northern Ghana Charlie Taylor is Tzedek’s new Country Director for Ghana.  One of our programmes is a schools…
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In Memory of Maureen Kendler

We are deeply saddened by the tragic and untimely loss of Maureen Kendler z’l, who passed away on Friday after a short illness. Our thoughts are with all her family, in particular her husband, Hayden, and…
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Success at our Ghanaian Entrepreneurship Boot Camp!

We are delighted to have spent the last five days with our Ghanaian partner organisation Youth Empowerment for Life (YEfL), teaching leadership skills to 16 local youth leaders who we've been working with for around the…
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