Celebrating International women’s day with our French community

To mark International Women’s Day, our women’s committee led by Alexandra Fittoussi and Amanda Ibgui hosted 30 women from Chelsea’s French community to support our charity and enjoy a Margarita party.    During an evening of music and cocktails, our guest speaker Sarit Vogel shared with us The Power of Joy and the secrets of…

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Simcha & Margarita

Thursday 9th March 2023 at 7:30pm in South Kensington, London£25 per person, including drinks and tapas Alexandra Fitoussi & Amanda Ibgui cordially invite all ladies to join our Simcha & Margarita party to celebrate women’s empowerment with us. During an evening of music and cocktails, learn the secrets of simcha with guest speaker Sarit Vogel,…

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Diamond Celebration in Migdal Ohr

We had the pleasure of hosting our wonderful donors Stanley & Dena Laufer at Migdal Ohr to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with many of their family and friends. We wish the couple many more years together in happiness and good health. For more information about celebrating your special occasion please email contact@migdalohr.org.uk

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Jubilee Dinner with Rabbi Grossman

On Tuesday the 10th of January Migdal Ohr UK hosted a “50 years of Light” dinner at Island Grill restaurant in London. Over 100 major donors attended this special event that was all about paying tribute to 50 years of Rabbi Grossman’s work raising thousands of children and impacting Israeli society. The evening was hosted…

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‘Living Legend ‘ Rabbi Grossman shared his inspirational stories with the Mill Hill community

Migdal Ohr UK, in partnership with Mill Hill synagogue’s Israel Engagement Hub, hosted a special community event with TV presenter and broadcaster, Jonny Gould, in conversation with our founder, Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, who shared his remarkable stories and talked about his recently published book “Living Legend”. Over 150 people attended this inspirational event.   Click…

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Rabbi Grossman Lights the Menorah at the Western Wall

Rabbi Grossman shared these inspirational and powerful thoughts while lighting the menorah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem this week: “THIS is the place where the miracle of Chanukah happened. Even though there were incredible military victories and miracles in the battle with the Greeks, the miracle that was commemorated by our sages was the…

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A Visit from President Herzog to Migdal Ohr

Such an honor! President Herzog and officials from his office visited Migdal HaEmek, touring the university, and learning about our activities, programs, and institutions, with which we help Israel’s most needy families. Migdal Ohr’s therapeutic and educational initiatives can serve as an example for all of Israel and the world, how to raise an at-risk,…

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Our Anglo-French community visiting Migdal Ohr facilities 

On 31st May 2022, we enjoyed hosting the Cohen & Fitoussi families at Migdal Ohr in Israel for the Cohens’ first visit to our facilities. The families brought their young children to educate them about giving tzedaka (charity) as we introduced them to the reality of needy children.  Alexandra said:Thanks so much for organising. It…

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Pre Rosh Hashanah “Olim” Reception

On 20th September 2022, our Israel-based Trustee Andy Album hosted a private pre-Rosh Hashanah Olim community event in Ra’anana. Over 30 people came to celebrate the beginning of the Jewish New Year with Rabbi Grossman and made a l’chaim to the Children of Migdal Ohr.  During the evening, Rabbi Grossman thanked everyone for their continued support and…

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Benisty family pre-wedding visit to Migdal Ohr

On 3rd August 2022, we had the pleasure to host Mimi and Maurice Benisty with their children, son-in-law to be and his parents at Migdal Ohr in Israel. This time, their visit was extra special as the whole family has decided to support our bridal fund programme in celebration of their daughter’s wedding next summer.…

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Thanks to You, Children are Having a Great Summer in Israel

Rafting trips, water parks, and summer adventures for children who would otherwise be home or on the streets It’s summer! Time for adventure, family vacation and fun! But for thousands of teens from poor families, summer means boredom and an escape to the streets.Thanks to you, Migdal Ohr can change that. There are thousands of…

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Alumni Inspiring Soldiers before Shavuot

Young people visited military bases delivering prayer books and goodies to soldiers on duty Through his example, Rabbi Grossman teaches all our students how important it is to encourage and thank our soldiers. Migdal Ohr’s youth movement, “Ohr Yisraeli”, has a unique programme called “Ohr L’Chayil” (Light to the Soldier), where youth and alumni make…

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Amanda Ibgui’s visit to Migdal Ohr

On 23rd March 2022, we enjoyed hosting Amanda Ibgui at Migdal Ohr in Israel for her first visit to our facilities. Amanda was very incredibly moved by seeing our children and the staff. She was also highly impressed by the considerable progress that Migdal Ohr has achieved. Amanda Said: What Rabbi Grossman created in 50…

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International Women’s Day fundraising event, “Inspire Me Wellness”

On 8th March 2022, over 25 extraordinary ladies attended our International Women’s Day “Inspire Me Wellness” fundraising event. Amanda Ibgui and Alexandra Fitoussi hosted the event, with guest speaker was Phoebe Liebling from Nutritional Therapist & Clinical, who discussed nutrition and women’s health, that was followed by a delicious brunch.At this event, we raised over…

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International Women’s Day Event “Inspire Me Wellness” with Phoebe Liebling

Tuesday 8th March 2022 at 10.30am-12:30pm in Belgravia, London£25 per person, including brunch We invite you to join us for a Women International Day Brunch in partnership with Phoebe Liebling, Nutritional Therapist & Clinical Director, followed by brunch. This event is in aid of the Afikei Ohr Girls’ youth village, a unique and groundbreaking project in…

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Rabbi Grossman Lights Chanukah Candles at the Knesset

Rabbi Grossman is a unifying figure and a source of light to all of Israel The traditional candle-lighting ceremony at the Knesset, under the title of “Rainbow of Cultures,” was held on Wednesday, with the participation of a selection of prominent Israeli artists. Our founder Rabbi Grossman was honoured to light candles in this special…

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Migdal Ohr Teens Visit Army Bases throughout Chanukah

One of the main lessons that Rabbi Grossman teaches our youth is the importance of spreading light to others and showing appreciation to have an impact on society. He underscores the importance of thanking and encouraging our men and women in uniform – the IDF soldiers who are protecting Israel’s citizens and ensuring our security.…

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Children Celebrate Chanukah with their Mishpachton Families

The nights of Chanukah are brighter because you have given children a home Chanukah brings us around the table and reminds us about the incredible light that each one of us has to change the world and be a source of blessing to others. The Mishpachton family dorms you support give over one hundred children…

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Migdal Ohr’s “Chag Saveah” campaign to package boxes for over 40,000 families in need on the evening of Rosh Hashanah

Mrs Miriam Peretz, a beloved educator and public figure in Israel, joined Migdal Ohr’s “Chag Saveah” (a full holiday) campaign to package boxes for over 40,000 families and children in need on the evening of Rosh Hashanah.  Mrs Peretz worked with soldiers, families, and young volunteers in the massive effort to sort, package, and deliver…

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Unforgettable Adventures this Summer

Thanks to amazing donors like you, children in Israel are having the time of their lives! Summer is an opportunity for children to go on adventures that they normally don’t have a chance to go on during the school year. The children of Migdal Ohr are no exception! Thanks to loving donors like you, the…

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Maccabi GB Community Fun Run 2021

29th August, 2021 We are delighted to take part in the Maccabi GB Community Fun Run 2021! Join thousands from the Jewish Community to raise funds for charities and schools at the Maccabi GB Community Fun Run! Help raise vital funds for Migdal Ohr UK as we continue to transform the lives of Israel’s most…

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Be A Light For Every Child

An online fund-matched event on 20th – 21st June 2021 Migdal Ohr UK will be running a 36-hour, an online fund-matched event to raise £1,000,000. Simply put, every pound raised will be matched and effectively doubled, and we’d love for you to get involved! Successful crowdfunding requires as many people to be reached out to…

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WHAT LOVE CAN DO

(This article was published at the Mishpacha Jewish Weekly Magazine) By Refoel Pride Rav Yitzchak Dovid Grossman reflects on half a century of miracles in this turned-around development town. Whatever you’ve heard about Israeli development towns is probably unpleasant. Thrown together with no foresight to house teeming groups of Jewish refugees from Arab lands, these…

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Passover Chag Saveah Livestream

Please join Rabbi Grossman and Migdal Ohr’s children on Sunday, 14 March 2021, at 5.30 pm for a special Passover Chag Saveah Livestream. This event will be broadcast from Migdal Ohr’s campuses and an IDF base, giving you the opportunity to connect with the students and soldiers, packaging food for families in need, matzah baking,…

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Lighting Candles with the Kids at Migdal Ohr

Rabbi Grossman lighting candles as the father figure for hundreds of children During Migdal Ohr’s candle lighting ceremony on the first night of Chanukah, Rabbi Grossman shared the following with the orphaned and neglected children in the room: “It is says in Jewish law that a father can light the candles on behalf of his…

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Migdal Ohr UK, together with HGSS, distributed over 400 creative charity boxes.

As part of the Chag Saveah for Children’s Campaign efforts, Migdal Ohr UK, in partnership with Hampstead Garden Synagogue distributed over 400 creative charity boxes for the children of their community.  The initiative, known as   “The Fun Bus” was carried out alongside the fantastic Rabbinic team of Hampstead Garden Synagogue. The charity box itself was created…

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The children at Migdal Ohr love their school!

The children at Migdal Ohr have you to thank for the warm and loving classroom that they have come back to after a very stressful lockdown period. The quarantine was especially hard for orphans and children from troubled families who missed the company of their peers and the support they get at Migdal Ohr. After…

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Migdal Ohr UK Gala Dinner

Migdal Ohr UK Gala Dinner 2020 Tuesday 24 March 2020 at 6.30pm in North West London Hotel Join us for Migdal Ohr UK Gala Dinner, This event is in aid of the children of Migdal Ohr, with all proceeds will go directly to benefitting the children of Migdal Ohr. As you may know, Migdal Ohr is…

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The Cohen Family’s visit in Migdal Ohr

On the 3rd of September 2019, we had the pleasure of hosting Philippa Cohen and her family at the Migdal Ohr facilities in Israel, Phillipa who’s following the path of her late mother, the respected Jewish Philanthropist Joy Cohen Z”L meat the children and experienced directly the impact we all make to their lives. To…

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Learning from Sporting Legends

Learning from Sporting Legends with Allon Khakshouri, former manager of tennis legend Novak Djokovic  Thursday, 14 November 2019 from 18:00 to 20:30 | Central London Join us for this exclusive event with special guest Allon Khakshouri, bestselling author and founder of the High-Performance Project, and learn how to become a real force in your industry, career…

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Dinner Quiz

Dinner Quiz Sunday 16th June 2019 at 7pm in Edgware Join us for a fun evening with entertainment and delicious kosher food. This event is in aid of the children of Migdal Ohr, and all the proceeds will go to the Foster Care Family programme. Migdal Ohr is Israel’s leading nationwide non-profit educational network that…

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Breakfast for Advocacy: A Private Gathering in Support of Israel

Breakfast for Advocacy: A Private Gathering in Support of Israel   Thursday, 14th March 2024 at 8.30 am-10:30 am, London Suggested donation minimum £35 per person, including a light breakfast  Join us for an engaging breakfast discussion, Advocating for Israel: A Dialogue on Antisemitism, Diversity, and the Future, featuring distinguished speakers Rachel Riley and Amy Anzel. This…

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Journey of Giving: Zoharim 12th Graders’ National Volunteer Tour

As they journeyed across our beautiful country, the spirited 12th graders from Zoharim Youth Village turned their trip into a mission of compassion and service. Their adventure was more than just exploring; it was about touching lives and making a tangible difference in the communities they visited. Feeding the Hungry at Meir Panim: Their first stop was…

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Compassion in Action: Ohr Yisraeli Students Stand with Hostage Families

In a powerful display of solidarity and support, our Ohr Yisraeli students recently visited the Hostage Tent in Tel Aviv, a place symbolizing hope and perseverance for families awaiting the return of their loved ones. These visits are more than just gestures; they’re profound expressions of empathy and unity within our community. Our students spent time…

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Migdal Ohr French committee’s #bakeforthem Challa Event

The Migdal Ohr French committee recently had the honour of participating in a special Challa Bake event for Israel, #bakeforthem, where we had the opportunity to showcase the impactful work of our charity. During this event, our team engaged with the community by selling beautifully crafted  candles, with all proceeds directly supporting our Magen Israel…

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Voices of Resilience: Zoharim Youth Village Boys Share Their Stories

In the face of unprecedented challenges, the remarkable boys of Zoharim Youth Village have shown incredible strength and resilience. These young individuals, facing a world filled with uncertainties, have bravely opened up to share their personal stories. This blog offers a glimpse into their experiences, shedding light on their fears, coping mechanisms, and the profound…

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