Prince Charles extends World Jewish Relief patronage
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Prince Charles extends World Jewish Relief patronage

The organisation is 'honoured and delighted' to receive the Prince of Wales's support for another term

The Prince of Wales at an annual World Jewish Relief dinner in 2018 (Photo by Ian Jones)
The Prince of Wales at an annual World Jewish Relief dinner in 2018 (Photo by Ian Jones)

Prince Charles has extended his royal patronage of the Jewish community’s leading humanitarian agency.

World Jewish Relief will benefit from the Prince of Wales’s support for another term starting from April onwards.

The heir to the throne praised the organisation during a reception at Buckingham Palace last year. Prince Charles recounted how he agreed “without a moment’s hesitation” to become a patron in 2015.

The royal’s support for the organisation goes back to 2002, when he visited Krakow and met elderly members of the local Jewish community.

Prince Charles returned to the Polish city in 2008 with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, to affix a mezuzah to a Jewish community centre funded by World Jewish Relief supporters.

Prince Charles raises the hammer he used to nail the mezuzah at Krakow Jewish Centre (Credit: Arthur Edwards The Sun)

Dan Rosenfield, chair of World Jewish Relief, said the organisation is “honoured and delighted” by the royal’s patronage. “We deeply appreciate His Royal Highness’ concerns about the ongoing needs of vulnerable Jewish communities throughout Eastern Europe,” he said.

“His vision, inspiration and encouragement has helped World Jewish Relief have a dramatic impact on the lives of Jews in Krakow, Poland and amongst all generations in Ukraine. His ongoing support will enable us to achieve even more,” he added.”

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