About us

We are the British Jewish community’s international humanitarian agency. Inspired by Jewish values, we empower people in poverty to live with dignity, self-reliance and hope. We support the world’s poorest Jewish communities, predominantly in Eastern Europe, because kol yisrael arayvim zeh la’zeh – all Jews are responsible for one another. We work beyond our community, inspired by the Jewish values of caring for the stranger and recognising the dignity and potential of all people.

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We have been saving Jewish lives for over 80 years. Alongside aiding Jewish people in the former Soviet Union, we help communities globally.

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Our Team

It would not be possible to carry out the work we do without a terrific team of hardworking people. Meet the team who make it happen.

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We're always looking for talented and motivated people to join our team. If you're passionate about our work, we'd love to hear from you.

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Where Your Money Goes

We couldn't do any of our work without your support. See where your money goes and read our supporter promise.

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Our work is made possible by working in partnership with trusted and accountable local organisations.

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Here you can download all of our annual reports, accounts and publications.

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Read some of the incredible stories of the children who were saved by the Kindertransport.

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The story of how World Jewish Relief, under our former name, The CBF, rescued and rehabilitated over 700 child Holocaust survivors