Jewish Child’s Day was founded in 1947 to give Jewish children and their families in Britain the opportunity to help children in Europe whose lives had changed dramatically in the aftermath of the Second World War.
Traditionally, Jewish Child’s Day was one day of the year – the first Sunday of Chanukah – but now, due to demand, Jewish Child’s Day operates throughout the year.
Despite its growth, Jewish Child’s Day has never lost sight of its guiding principle – to educate Jewish children in the UK on the importance of tzedakah; giving to charity within Jewish law and tradition.
Today, Jewish Child’s Day offers support to projects which help over 12,000 children worldwide. Children who are suffering from physical, learning or emotional difficulties; children who are abused, neglected, deprived or disadvantaged; children caught up in the ravages of terrorism and war; children caught in the poverty trap and children battling against severe illness or trauma.