Friday, August 12, 2022

Israel's IDF pays tribute to Malki's life

Over on the YouTube page of the Israel Defense Forces, there's a new video that was published this past week to coincide with the 21st anniversary of the awful events at a Jerusalem pizzeria in 2001.

Entitled "The Sbarro Massacre: The Value of Life over Violence", it comes with this summary prepared we imagine by the documentary film makers in the office of the IDF Spokesperson:

After losing his daughter Malki in the Sbarro Massacre 21 years ago, Arnold Roth and his family chose to take the example she showed in life and share it with others. For the terrorists who killed her—and thousands of others over the years—violence and murder is their end goal. For us, life is precious and we do everything to protect, preserve and sanctify it in every way possible.

We identify with every word. And we're proud and pleased that the work of the Malki Foundation, and the very difficult circumstances that led to its establishment, have gotten this kind of recognition. 

It had already attracted several thousand views in its first couple of days of online presence,

Here's the English language version:

There are separate versions with French subtitles and Spanish subtitles. Please share them with your friends and help us reach wider audiences who need to know about Malki's life and the good work done in her name.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Golfing for good

We're grateful to Robert Eisner, a trustee of Malki Foundation UK, for this report.

The Asher Teper Memorial Golf Day (ATMGD) has been taking place annually for the past 17 years. 

It was established to honour the memory of Asher Teper who died in 2005 at the age of 58 from cancer. He established Medivet Veterinary Group in the UK, after emigrating from South Africa. He was also a founding member of Hebrew Order of David (HOD), which annually runs this charity golf day. 

I have been fortunate to be on the ATMGD committee for the last 10 years helping organise the day with 5 other HOD members. My primary responsibility, apart from generally agreeing on the days' format and venue, has been dealing with the three charities and their volunteers and arranging the raffle prizes and silent auction items. 

In the past the event has always been held at Hartsbourne Country Club but this year was moved to the prestigious Brocket Hall Golf Club. 

As always, the day sold out very quickly and was a huge success with many golfers asking to sign up for next year. 

The three charities chosen this year were Camp Simcha, Manna (UK arm of Meir Panim) and Malki Foundation UK. At the dinner afterwards, each charity was given the opportunity to talk about the work that they do. 

This year we raised £27,000 which was our best year ever. Over the last seventeen years, the ATMGD has raised more than £300,000 for charity.

Twenty percent goes to the HOD Charitable Trust to be distributed among the various charities they support.

Scenes from this very successful fund-raising event:

The course

The committee

The winning team members with Sandra Teper

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

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.