British Emunah raised more than £320,000 in a 36-hour fundraising drive.
Prominent backers of the campaign by the charity – which supports thousands of at-risk and vulnerable children and families in Israel – included Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, TV star Maureen Lipman, Israeli president Isaac Herzog and Lady Elaine Sacks.
The fundraising drive, titled Invisible But Not Unseen, was conducted in Rabbi Sacks’ memory.
Lady Sacks told Emunah supporters: “Helping children in Israel is such an honour and a privilege. My dear husband was always so moved by our visits to the Emunah homes and day care centres and I, in turn, am now so moved by the support shown in his memory.”
Emunah Director Sharon Dewinter added: “It was a real 36-hour rollercoaster. We dreamed really big and raised a lot of money that will help Emunah continue its vital work.”
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