Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Help us deliver Malki Foundation Purim Mishloach Manot baskets...

by enabling us to deliver a beautiful Mishloach Manot basket
in your name to the doorstep of the children and families
supported via Malki Foundation!

Join us on Purim to brighten the challenging lives of children with disabilities and the families supported via Malki Foundation. We will bring joy and excitement to the families’ homes by delivering a beautiful Mishloach Manot basket in your name filled with a variety of products, to their doorstep.

(Note: Respecting their privacy, we do not reveal the names of families or children who are supported by the work of the Malki Foundation.)

Purim this year is observed starting during the evening hours of March 16, 2022. (If you are in Jerusalem, you likely know that it's a day later here - and is called Shushan Purim.) 

Your donation of the cost of a basket enables us to deliver Mishloach Manot to one family in your name while also helping to fund our support of many additional children and their families. Order more than one basket and the price per basket is discounted.

Click the link below (depending on where you are ordering from) for prices in your currency and to order a basket to be sent to one of the Israeli families we support on behalf of you and your family:
For more information please contact us at +972-2-567-0602, or by email at office@kerenmalki.org

Monday, February 7, 2022

Israel Sea to Sea Trek: An invitation to join us

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The good people at Malki Foundation UK in London working in partnership with Jewish Child's Day have organized an outstanding  fund-raising event that in addition to being an unforgettable experience is also intended to raise much needed funds for these two incredible charities.

Israel Sea to Sea Trek (also known as The Yam L’Yam Trek, connects the Israel's Mediterranean coast (Yam HaTichon) with the Sea of Galilee (Yam HaKinneret), the lowest freshwater lake on earth!.

It's scheduled to run for six days starting May 1, 2022 and entails four consecutive days of trekking covering a distance of some 60 km.

Days will start around 7am with breakfast and an 8am departure by coach/bus.

For UK-based participants, the cost is £350 registration fee per person which includes flights from the UK, transfers, hotels and meals. And in addition a mandatory £2,500 minimum-sponsorship commitment per person via fundraising (or self-funded).

We are currently (February 2022) working on logistic details and prices for participants joining the Sea to Sea Trek from the United States, Australia and elsewhere. 

Details can be found by clicking on this link.

All funds raised will be split equally between the two charities, Jewish Child's Day and Malki Foundation UK.

This is going to be an amazing and very worthwhile experience.

Be in touch with questions by contacting
Kathryn Forro at Malki Foundation UK
Telephone +44 (0) 20 3637 4205

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!