Jewish Child’s Day

Jewish Child’s Day was founded in 1947 as a once-a-year collection day to give Jewish children and their families in the UK the opportunity to help children in Europe whose lives had been devastated by the Second World War.

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Jewish Child’s Day has been raising much- needed funds for Jewish Children in the UK, Israel and Eastern Europe since 1947.

In those seven decades, Jewish child’s Day has increased from a once-a-year Chanukah collection by children for children to a year-round activity which has provided millions of pounds in funding for abused, neglected, disabled and underprivileged Jewish Children.

The need has changed, but the philosophy has remained the same – Jewish Child’s Day does not just raise vital funds from adults in the Jewish Community, but also encourages fund raising from Jewish Children, at an early age by teaching the importance and value of Tzedakah, charity.

Jewish Child’s Day helps in so many ways; supporting children who are blind, deaf, suffering from physical, learning or emotional difficulties, children who are abused, neglected, deprived or disadvantaged and children battling against severe illness or trauma.

Every child relies on our help – This is why Jewish Child’s Day works so hard, every day to find the money to provide whatever is needed – basic items from clothes, toys and books to life saving medical equipment especially for  babies. Wheelchairs, walking aids, educational equipment, therapy sessions, rehabilitation, hot meals…the list is endless and ever changing.

Jewish Child’s Day holds fund raising events throughout the year. We work closely with both schools and Cheders alike and hold an annual event known as ‘Blue-ish Jewish’. We run a very successful Bar/Bat Mitzvah Twinning programme, which twins children here in the UK with a child in need either from Israel or Eastern Europe.

Jewish child’s Day is now in its 73rd year and has helped over one million children since its inception in 1947. Sadly, the number of children needing our help is growing. By leaving a legacy in your will to Jewish Child’s Day, you will ensure that we can continue making a difference to Jewish children in need, for the next 70 years and even beyond. Every child deserves a childhood. You can be instrumental in making that happen. For further information on Jewish Child’s Day or how to leave a legacy, please contact