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From Chanukah to Climate Change: Lessons from the Maccabees
Rebecca Herman is a 2021-22 Tzedek Fellow, learning about global poverty and international development with a diverse cohort of students and young professionals. Having completed a degree in Geography, she is a voice for environmental awareness and sustainability. Here are her thoughts on what we can learn from the Chanukah story: Now, you might be asking…
Brighten Futures This Chanukah
After chaos and destruction only a drop of oil could be found, hardly enough to light the menorah for one night. Yet, the tiny drop of oil miraculously burned for eight nights. A drop did a lot. On Chanukah, we’ll light the candles in disbelief that a drop could ever do the same again. Yet…
How Rising Temperatures Threaten Livelihoods & How We Can Respond
     
What is COP26 & what does it have to do with extreme poverty?
World leaders are coming together this November for COP26 – a global conference to address the climate emergency. The decisions made will impact us all, but particularly those living in extreme poverty who bear the brunt of the climate crisis.
Celebrating our Marathon Runners
We are thrilled to be celebrating our team of runners in this year’s London Marathon. Yesterday, on Sunday 3rd October 2021, Bruno Sussat, Joshua Minett and Oliver Miller took on a once-in-a-lifetime challenge in support of our mission. 
High Holy Days Appeal
Events of the past few weeks have been nothing short of catastrophic. Natural disasters have destroyed countless homes and lives. War and conflict have people fearing for their safety and fleeing their countries. This is not the first time we have seen such devastation and it will not be the last. The upcoming High Holy…
‘Freedom Day’ & UK Foreign Aid
Robert Ebner-Statt joined us for work experience in July 2021. Along with his cohort, he learnt about global poverty, international development and the workings of a charity, while also supporting our team with various tasks. One of these, a group research project, led Robert to writing this blog about COVID-19 in the UK and abroad,…
Standing with India
Dear Friends, You’ve seen it in the news – at least one in three new cases of COVID-19 around the world is being reported in India. Every four minutes, another life is lost in New Deli. Hospitals have run out of oxygen supplies and people are dying in the streets. Yesterday, one of our partners…
Tzedek’s Commitment to Racial Justice; Our Response to The Board of Deputies’ Commission on Racial Inclusivity
This article is written in response to the Board of Deputies’ Commission on Racial Inclusivity (the Commission). The report is a critical step in recognising the diversity of our community and making it a safer and more inclusive place for Jews of Colour. We are grateful to the Board for their leading role in this…
WELCOMING TZEDEK’S NEW CHAIRPERSON, MILES WEBBER
Tzedek is delighted to welcome Miles Webber as our new Board Chairperson. Miles brings significant expertise to the role, and a wealth of professional and lay-leadership experience.
“Choose to Challenge”
International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while also calling for the acceleration of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls – the 5th of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Today, on the 8th March 2021, not a single country has achieved this, including the UK. As…
World Day of Social Justice – Education & the Digital Divide
Jess Persell is 2020-21 Tzedek Fellow, learning about global poverty and international development with a diverse cohort of students and young professionals. In her second year of university studying Global Studies and International Relations, she is also a current Tzedek Intern and a graduate of Tzedek’s Ghana Summer Experience Programme. Here are her thoughts on…
Shining a Light on Human Rights
Launching today on Human Rights Awareness Day and the first night of Chanukah, we will be shining a light on sustainable development themes, news and challenges over the next eight days. This year’s UN Human Rights Day is themed: ‘Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights’, promoting the importance of centring human rights as…