YKA 5784

Our Yom Kippur Appeal 5784 is now closed.  Each year The Ark Synagogue makes an appeal on behalf of member-nominated charities in three categories: International Jewish charity, UK-based Jewish charity and local charity.

We will report on the funds raised for the charities in the May/June edition of Davar. If you would like to nominate a charity for 5785/2024, please contact the synagogue office by early June 2024.

The beneficiaries in 5784/2023 were:

  • Israel Religious Action Center IRAC is dedicated to the ongoing pursuit of a just Israeli society. Advancing pluralism in Israeli society and defending the freedoms of conscience, faith and religion.
  • Chai Cancer Care Chai Cancer Care is the Jewish community’s national cancer support organisation, enabling patients, family and friends to manage the impact of a cancer diagnosis.
  • Grief Encounter Grief Encounter, offers bereaved children and young people a safe space to grieve and talk about their feelings following the death of a parent or sibling.
  • Rabbis’ Discretionary Fund As is the long-standing tradition, part of the proceeds of the Appeal will be used for the Rabbis’ Discretionary Fund. The fund allows the Rabbis to support our own members as well as identify charities and causes that require urgent support during the year.