Saturday, July 11, 2020

Enchanted by Nelleke Folosade

Malki Foundation UK had the privilege and pleasure of hosting a special Black Tie Opera night of music with Nelleke Folosade on July 5, 2020.

The recital, beamed via YouTube to an audience in several countries as part of our Lockdown Treats series, benefitted the work of the Malki Foundation as explained in his opening comments by Malki Foundation UK Chairman of Trustees, Geoff Hartnell.

Nell is a founder of the crossover-classical music group Celeste and has toured and performed with the Aled Jones, Russell Watson, Katherine Jenkins and other notable singers.

Ms Folosade's performance for the Malki Foundation included these pieces (in this order):
  • Aria: “Ach, ich fuhl’s” from Mozart's "The Magic Flute" (Die Zauberflöte) K.620
  • Quella Fiamma – Benedetto Marcello
  • O del mio dolce ardour from "Paride ed Elena", an opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck
  • Alma del core – Antonio Caldara
  • Laudate Dominum – Mozart 
  • Ave Maria – Schubert 
  • Piercing Eyes - Haydn
  • Ständchen - Schubert
  • Dido’s Lament from "Dido and Aeneas" - Purcell
  • Sure on this Shining Night - Barber
  • Summertime from "Porgy and Bess" – Gershwin 
  • Fair House of Joy – Quilter 
  • Chants d’Auvergne - Canterloube
  • Après un rêve - Fauré
  • Silent Noon – Vaughn Williams 
  • Just the Way You Look Tonight – Jerome Kern
  • Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man from "Showboat" - music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
We hope you will join us at one of our future Lockdown Treat events. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Books for kids!

It's Hebrew Book Month and we're thrilled to say how glad we are to benefit from an act of generosity from Israel's second-largest bookstore chain Tzomet Sfarim.

They have just delivered this box of delightful childrens books which, over the next few days, we plan to distribute to children with disabilities who are in the Malki Foundation programs.

Many of the children we support are still staying safe at home while the pandemic limits their options and those of their families. We hope these books will brighten their days.

Special thanks to Lidor Levy from Tzomet Sfarim for answering our request so quickly and generously. And of course to Keren Naftali Avni for making the connection.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Steve the Barman hosts a free-of-charge Couples' Cocktail lockdown treat for Malki Foundation's friends

What's happening?

Learn from the epxert, Steve the Barman, and become adept at making some fruity fresh cocktails to liven up your lockdown!

So much more than watching a demonstration! This is Zoom at its best. You are using what you have in your space and getting personal feedback.

And... show your support at the same time for the work of the Malki Foundation that, of course, continues even during lockdowns. Because that's what families do.

  • Thursday June 11, 2020 with Steve the Barman
  • 8:00 pm UK time. In New York, Washington and Boston, it's 3:00 pm. 
  • And if you're in Australia, we hope you're getting a good night's sleep.
Click here to register. It's free of charge.

Don't live in the UK?

It's important for us to say this clearly. This event is produced by Malki Foundation UK and is coming from London. But you don't have to. It's open to participants from everywhere. Anywhere in the world.

You're very welcome!

About our presenter

Here's what Steve the Barman says about his work.
You’ve got a special occasion coming up - whether a Hen Party, a birthday, a team-building day. You’re going to want to hire me because not only do I help you create much needed WOW, but you’ll LOVE that I make it memorable for years to come. You hire me and I take care of the rest! I get hired a lot these days as a Comedic and Fun Entertainer. Gone are the days where i get involved in the head down and serve kind of Events. Instead, I like to shape events. I like to make sure everyone has a smile on their face. And I like to make sure that people wake up the next morning thinking, WOW, what a great night.
How can you say no? See you there!

A free-of-charge lockdown treat for Malki Foundation's friends: A cooking class

Not another boring Zoom session, but a chance for the whole family to have some genuine online fun. 

What's happening?
  • A cooking class with UK cooking sensation Denise Phillips.
  • You will learn the secrets of producing a scrumptious chocolate surprise.
  • Everyone who signs up will get a £20 voocher off a Cooking with Denise class.
  • And a chance to win a signed free cookbook.
Join from the comfort of your own kitchen and quickly be in a position to make delicious treats.

And... show your support at the same time for the work of the Malki Foundation that, of course, continues even during lockdowns. Because that's what families do.

  • Parent and Child Cooking Class
  • Wednesday June 10, 2020
  • 11:00 am UK time
  • (In Israel, that's 1:00 pm. And in Sydney and Melbourne, it's 8:00 pm. In the United States, we hope you get a good night's sleep.) 
Click here to register. 

Don't live in the UK? 

It's important for us to say this clearly. This event is produced by Malki Foundation UK and is coming from London. But you don't have to. It's open to participants from everywhere. Anywhere in the world. 

You're very welcome!

About our presenter

Denise Phillips is the UK’s leading Jewish chef and cookery writer. She offers a wide range of cookery classes and an array of mouthwatering modern stylish recipes through this website, her books and in the media.

Denise has over 25 years experience and trained with renowned restaurateur Prue Leith before setting up her own successful catering business. Her quest was always to create Jewish cooking with exceptional style and a rich visual look.

Her modern approach to kosher cookery has been showcased on a myriad of TV shows including appearances on on ITV 2 and DKW Channel TV. Denise regular contributes the culinary section on The Jewish Hour and the Jewish Views. he's appeared on BBC Radio London with Robert Elms and many more and writes a weekly food column in the Jewish News as well as being a regular contributor for the Jewish Chronicle, Jewish Recorder and Jewish Vegetarian Society.

See you in the kitchen!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Join us! The Maccabi GB Community Fun Run @ Home Online

We're doing an event.

What is it and when? 

On Sunday May 24, 2020 we will be participating in the Maccabi GB Community Fun Run @ Home Online and asking you to run, walk, hop or skip 1km, 5km or 10km at home, whilst getting sponsored to do so.

Get inspired!
You don’t need to be super-fit to take part. We want you to walk, hop, skip, or run 1Km, 5km or 10km – the choice is completely up to you!

This could be going on a family walk or run as part of your daily exercise. Skipping around your garden. Going up and down your stairs at home. Even taking part while seated… by marching. Hop to the top of your road and back.
There are a number of ways to get involved – ranging from a 5km or 10km run, a family walk, skipping around the garden, even sitting on the couch and marching. There are no rules (apart from the current Government Guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time).

The main objective is engaging the whole community while getting active and raising money for Malki Foundation UK and our services.

Sign up and take part!
It’s free to sign up! Click here now to register and to start raising much-needed funds for the Malki Foundation.

On the day itself: Sunday May 24, 2020
You have all day to complete your challenge at home. All we ask of you is that you post videos and pictures on social media of you and your family completing your challenge.
Social Media!
We want to see you all getting involved! Share images and videos of your training and of your challenge including the distance, your route and pictures of you and your family on social media – via Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram - #CFRonline and tag @MalkiFoundation.

Register Now

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

A national day of remembering

Tuesday - today - is Yom Hazikaron here in Israel, Memorial Day, a day of national reflection and introspection when Israelis unite and remember the huge price paid by so many so that we can live in this country and make productive and peaceful lives.

You may be aware that the Malki Foundation is named for Malka Chana Roth.

Malki's younger sister, Rivki Roth Rappaport, was interviewed for Yom Hazikaron in the community where she lives with her husband and children. She and other members of bereaved families spoke about their loved ones and the unbearable loss.

Please spend a few minutes to watch and share your thoughts in the comments. (Click on "CC" if the English-language subtitles do not automatically appear.)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Malki Foundation says "Help save UK Charities"

The Malki Foundation UK (the London-based charity and support organization that provides invaluable backing to the Israel-focused work of the Malki Foundation) along with its partners is proud to be taking part in the National 2.6 Challenge to help save UK Charities.

They are inviting you, your family and friends to take part in the Malki Foundation UK Skip For 26 Challenge on Sunday April 26, 2020, to help to save the UK’s charities.

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on UK charities. It's no secret that billions of pounds of vital donation funds have been lost. Charities depend on income from fundraising events and thousands have been cancelled or postponed. 

Malki Foundation had teams in the Jerusalem Marathon, in Tough Mudder and in the London Marathon which was to have taken place this coming Sunday 26 April.

London-based Rob Taub, who is the driving force behind Malki Foundation UK, writes that 
In response, the UK’s sports event industry has come together to create The 2.6 Challenge, a national fundraising campaign to Save the UK’s Charities. All activities are based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and are to take place on Sunday 26 April. How can you participate?
Ask for sponsorship to Skip For 26 on Sunday 26th April, examples:
• 26 minutes of skipping
• 26 skips
• 26 seconds of skipping
• 2.6 minutes of skipping
If you can't skip don't worry you can dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills and complete it on Sunday 26 April. Contact Rob to setup your own page.
That's Rob in the YouTube clip below.

Every pound of income generated will go towards saving UK charities. Donations will be held in a central fund and administered by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). Post event, CAF will distribute the central fund based on the ratio of money raised by each participating charity through the combined total income.

Join this worthy effort and Skip for 26

Please share and tag all you do with #skipfor26 @MalkiFoundation and #twopointsixchallenge