Maccabi GB and its affiliates are Britain’s leading Anglo-Jewish Sports, Health and Wellbeing Charity and has flourished for over 80 years. Part of a global movement operating in over 70 countries, our mission is to support the long term future of British Jewry by engaging and developing the entire Jewish Community with a broad range of sporting, educational, social and health and wellbeing activities, whilst promoting Jewish Identity and the centrality of Israel.
As the only Jewish Charity operating in the recreational arena, Maccabi GB and its affiliated Community Centres, Sports Leagues and Associations and Affiliates are reaching more people today than at any time in our history. Recent published research shows that we make a real difference to Jewish lives and that as a result of being engaged with Maccabi GB and our affiliates people are more likely to stay within the Jewish community.
Each year, through over 250 targeted projects, programmes and events, Maccabi GB reaches over 50,000 people nationally. This is achieved by a dedicated team of professionals based in both London and the North. A member of the Jewish Leadership Council, we are a voluntary-lead, professionally managed Charity whose role and remit within the Community has grown significantly over the past decade.
We recently launched a broad range of Health and Wellbeing programmes which we deliver both directly to the Community and via over 100 partnership organisations which includes working with residents of Jewish Care Residential and Day Centres and clients of Chai Cancer Care. The programmes are tailor made and delivered by our trained and qualified sports coaches.
We offer social inclusion programmes working alongside our partners in this field including Langdon, Norwood and Kisharon. The highlight of this is a bi-annual Israel tour for young people with learning difficulties and special needs. This programme alone costs in excess of £50,000.
This is just an outline of some of the work we are currently delivering. All of our programmes require human resources to plan and deliver them in a professional manner ensuring good governance and strict financial management. Over the past two decades we have slowly yet strategically evolved and developed our Organisation, its programming and the resources we need to successfully deliver this vital work to achieve our aims. We currently require in the region of £1,000,000 per year to fulfil our mission to ensure the Community stays Actively Jewish for generations to come.