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FBFF is always looking for new fundraising ideas. Please contact us if you’d like to help with an existing scheme, or run your own campaign.



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Some of the ways you can use your enthusiasm, skills and contacts to generate more support for FBFF and the Bereaved Families Forum.



Talking peace in person

‘I didn’t think about revenge. If you consider violence you are a victim again. I decided not to be a victim.’ – Bassam Aramin.



Our impact


– number of Israeli and Palestinian families who belong to the Bereaved Families Forum


– number of FBFF supporters in the UK who subscribe to our email newsletter


– total funds raised here since 2004 to support peace-building activities in Israel/Palestine

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  • Judith Elkan’s life celebrated with classical and Middle Eastern music

    Judith Elkan’s friends and FBFF supporters met at the New North London Synagogue on 19th June for a concert in her memory. The programme, planned to reflect Judith's musical tastes, included works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky as well as Israeli and Arabic songs. Read more

  • Judith Elkan, peacemaker

    Chani Smith, former FBFF Secretary, pays tribute to Judith Elkan who died aged 92 on Thursday 24th February Read more

  • Breaking down walls of fear

    An Israeli and a Palestinian, who each lost a sister, spoke online to hundreds of FBFF supporters about advancing reconciliation between their communities. Read more


  • Three-way webinar defies Covid-19 lockdown

    Supporters of the Bereaved Families Forum had two opportunities to share in a transatlantic dialogue between two bereaved fathers and Colum McCann (above), who has turned their haunting story into a new novel, Apeirogon. Read more

  • Our tears are the same

    Layla is Palestinian. Robi is Israeli. They are both mothers. Both have lost a child to the conflict in Israel and Palestine, but both have chosen to seek peace and reconciliation. Join them on Monday 1st June for a Dialogue Meeting where they will share their stories of bereavement and hope, followed by a question and answer session. Read more

  • Bereaved Families Forum under attack

    The Bereaved Families Forum is being threatened with tough new restrictions on its activities by Israel’s recently-elected coalition government. The most extreme anti-Palestinian factions in the Cabinet are planning to curtail the organisation’s access to high schools, where bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families have for years been allowed to meet groups of teenagers before they are called up for army service. Read more