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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

Sometimes all you need is a pen and paper

Written by Yoni Cohen, Go Global participant (July 2015).  Yoni is currently teaching at Ambition for the Needy primary school. Sweltering in the early morning African sun, I watched over the outdoor assembly at my…
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I didn’t think the situation could have gotten any worse…

Written by Ingryd London, Go Global Participant (July 2015).  Ingryd has been volunteering at Morning Star Integrated School. For the last four weeks, I've been teaching at Morning Star Integrated School. I take 3 shared taxis to…
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Written by David Gold, Go Global participant (July 2015). David is volunteering with THUHDEG and The Shakeenah Clinic.  Over the past 2 weeks I have experienced healthcare in Ghana from many different perspectives; the clinician,…
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Things that don’t surprise you in Ghana

Settling into a developing country: things that don’t surprise you in Ghana Written by Raz Benson, July 2015 Having been in Ghana for less than 2 weeks, we’re all still just learning the ropes – ‘Ghana…
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See you soon, Tzedek!

Creating a Work Experience Programme Like You’ve Never Seen Before… Over the past three months I’ve spent the majority of my time at Tzedek writing and preparing the work experience programme. …
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Twinning Celebration Event 2015

On Monday 6th July, over 70 children and parents from four Jewish primary schools came together for Tzedek’s Twinning Celebration Event, hosted by North West London Jewish Day School.   The event was a resounding…
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“A fun and interesting week”

Summer has begun and we have already had two weeks’ worth of Tzedek's Work Experience participants pass through our doors. During the week participants spend time with Tzedek staff creating really exciting content for the…
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“A Jewish charity? Huh”

When I told people I was going to work for a Jewish charity the reactions from friends and acquaintances sometimes surprised me; “a Jewish charity? Huh”, “that’s interesting…” about sums it up. I come from…
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