Monday, January 4, 2021

The power to communicate

Over on the Malki Foundation website, we have written in the past about Dror who, together with his dedicated parents and therapist, is defying the odds

Dror is almost 5 years old. The goal that has been set for him is to move beyond single word requests so as to express feelings, interests, requests, participation in what is happening around him. 

The latest step in the process: using a communication board. 

Today we received this update from his speech therapist:
"Moria (Dor's mother) is very excited. She is getting into it and Dror is paying more attention when she speaks to him using it (communication board). It will take quite a while until Dror will be able to create a short sentence by himself but he has already reached the point where he fully understands the power that communication gives him. He laughs when he requests something that he knows he cannot get now. And then he repeats over and over again, just like a normal kid!"
As we have learned again and again when working with Malki Foundation families, when you have determination and match it with hard work, you can sometimes achieve the unachievable.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

A virtual whisky journey? Yes, and good causes benefit

Malki Foundation UK has joined with Jewish Child’s Day to arrange a Virtual Whisky Journey to take place in your home, complete with fine beverages, enjoyable snack foods, a convivial atmosphere and the guidance and leadership of noted
aficionado, Dr 
Morris (Maish) Weinstein.

Thursday 26th November, 2020 commencing at 8:00 pm UK time.

As a participant and in preparation for this tasty experience, you will be provided via delivery to your home with five selected whisky miniatures before the event. They include at least one winner of the World Whiskies Awards

In addition, there will be kosher biltong and chocolate goodies.

The event is a fund raiser with proceeds being shared equally between Jewish Child’s Day and Malki Foundation UK in support of the programs of each organization to benefit children in Israel.

A modest £40 secures your place.

Registration is of course essential. Please click here to do that.

UPDATE: It's sold out. Sorry to those who missed out. Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming great events that support the Malki Foundation's really fine work.

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