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Bringing life-changing action to people in crisis around the world

Inspired by our Jewish values, we provide life-saving and life-changing action to support and empower people in crisis around the world.

World Jewish Relief CEO Paul Anticoni and Chair Maurice Helfgott visiting partners in Ukraine

Israel at War

Early on Saturday 7th October, during the Jewish festival of Simchat Torah, extreme violence broke out in Israel. Six months on, the fighting continues to rage.

What We Do

We work with local partners across the globe to share expertise and respond to emergencies. 

We work in six critical areas:

  • Humanitarian Response
  • Climate Resilience 
  • Employment and Livelihoods 
  • Refugee Employment 
  • Support for Older People
  • Support for Ukraine 

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Pesach Appeal

As many of us sit down for our Seders this year, Jewish families in Ukraine are living in a constant state of fear.
This Pesach will you help families in Ukraine deal with the trauma of war?


Morocco Earthquake Appeal

Late at night on 8th September, Morocco was hit by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake which has already caused over 2,500 deaths, injured many more and affected over 300,000 people.


Ukraine Crisis Appeal

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February we have been supporting our 29 partners across the country as they do everything they can to protect their communities in the face of active conflict.


Supporting Ukraine


Ukrainians supported since the outbreak of war


Internally displaced Ukrainians assisted


People reached with livelihood recovery

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CEO of World Jewish Relief Paul Anticoni hugging a resident of war torn Ukraine

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No matter the size, leave a gift to us in your will and help future generations survive the consequences of conflict and disaster. Together, we can take life-saving action.

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Your Family History

World Jewish Relief was established as the Central British Fund for German Jewry in 1933 to help refugees from Nazi-Europe, and we succeeded in bringing around 65,000 Jewish refugees to safety. 

We have names of over 315,000 people who contacted us for help, as well as records for the 65,000 refugees we supported throughout the 1930s and 1940s. 

Your family history may be in our files. 


Featured News

Israel at War

7th Apr 2024, News

Six months have now passed since Hamas’ devastating terrorist attacks on Israel on October 7th. Six months that have changed Jewish people and Jewish communities across the world, with antisemitism rising to unprecedented levels. Alarmingly, more than 130 hostages remain in captivity after being taken by Hamas, including men, women and children of all ages. They, and their families, have suffered 181 long, intolerable nights. Their release is paramount and we, alongside the entire community, anxiously await their safe return.