News Items

23
Jun 17

HSBC Review 52 Days

Finally after 52 days HSBC have reopened our bank account.

We are now firing again on all four cylinders and hoped to provide an even better service with our updated website and new Telephone Access Service.

08
Jun 17

KS377 Telephone Sevice

We are proud to announce our unique telephony service which allows Clients and Charities to interrogate their accounts at any time 365/24/7 via a telephone or mobile.

Clients can check their balances, hear a mini statement, order voucher books and check the status of a voucher.

Charities can track multiple vouchers.

01
Jan 17

New Client Dashboard

A new client dashboard has been added to make access to key account information even easier.

You can also view/print filtered lists of Gift-Aid or Company donations in the last financial year for Self Assessment or Company Accounts submissions.

03
Dec 16

GlobalSign SSL Certificate

The connection from your browser to ks377.org is now protected by an SSL certificate. This means all data between your browser and the ks377.org website is encrypted.

28
Apr 16

Website Outage

Our VPS hosting service was inadvertently removed by 123-Reg (the VPS provider) - which has caused a 10-day outage.
As 123-Reg have not been able to restore our site (and thousands of other sites) we have migrated our internet services to a new provider and at the same time upgraded and invested in a dedicated server.

03
Jan 16

Chabad Stredné Slovensko

A donation of £500.00 was transferred to Chabad Stredné Slovensko. Our first paypal transaction, saving the recipient £12.00.

01
Jan 16

Commission Change - 25p Only

Those clients using Keren Shmuel solely for the purchase of 25p voucher books will now have to pay a higher premium. As of the 1st January 2016 these accounts will be charged at 15.00%.

Therefore, a client purchasing 10 voucher books of 25p vouchers will pay £294.12 for Company, Charity or Non Gift-Aid donations. A client making a Gift-Aid donation will pay £235.29.

01
Jan 16

2015 - Our best year so far

Last year (which has just ended) has been Keren Shmuel's busiest year with a total turnover in excess of £740,000.

24
Dec 15

IYZKS

A donation of £12,000 was transferred to Igud Yehudai Zitomir to assist in their ongoing projects.

21
Dec 15

PayPal

PayPal Account Creation

A PayPal account has been setup to facilitate client donations to charities abroad. The initial objective is to reduce the cost of bank charges on overseas payments.

A longer term objective will be to allow clients to topup their Keren Shmuel accounts through their own PayPal accounts.

Bank Charges on Overseas Transfers

HSBC charge a fixed fee of £17.00 per transfer.

PayPal charge 1.00% for payments to"family and friends", so charges on transfers up to £1700.00 will be cheaper using this service.

17
Dec 15

Brondesbury Eruv

Keren Shmuel continues to play a facilitating role in this important communal project in North London (which spans several local authorities).

17
Dec 15

Chabad of Oslo

An additional facilitated donation was made today to Chabad of Oslo. Donation made from aNorth London charity.

17
Dec 15

3 Ein Yaakov Sets

Three Ein Yaakov sets have been purchased for the Lubavitch N16 Bais Hamedresh. The shiur is Sunday to Thursday 19:00-19:30.

08
Dec 15

Fed. Jewish Comms. in the CIS

A donation of 10K was transferred to the Federation of Jewish Communities in the CIS to help construct a mikvah in Siberia.

01
Dec 15

Chabad of Oslo

£1000.00 transferred via Keren Shmuel to Chabad of Oslo

01
Dec 15

25p Voucher Book Order Limit

There is currently a limit in force on ordering 25p voucher books. This means no-one can order more than 5 25p books until a month before Purim.

30
Nov 15

£1.00 voucher books in stock

A new batch of £1.00 voucher books has mow arrived is in stock.

27
Nov 15

HSBC Branch Closing

HSBC are closing their Clapton Common branch. This will cause a great inconvenience and delay in dealing with your cheques. Please consider online banking as an alternative. For our bank details contact us.

17
Nov 15

Chabad of Sri Lanka

A donation of 550 GBP was transferred via Keren Shmuel to Chabad of Sri Lanka

16
Nov 15

Chabad of Slovenia

A donation of 950 GBP was transferred to Chabad of Slovenia.

29
Oct 15

VPS Updated

The KS377 web site was loaded onto the VPS

29
Oct 15

Google Analytics activated

The Google Analytics service has been incorporated into this web site.

01
Sep 15

Tishrei Paroches - Lubavitch Shul N16

A white paroches was purchased in honour of Reb Moshe OBM for the downstairs shul (Northfield Road). This was paid for by the family and Keren Shmuel.

01
Sep 15

Total Turnover - 7,000,000.00

Our total turnover has now surpassed 7,000,000.00

09
Feb 14

TTTS Gala Evening

A donation of £180.00 was made to the TTTS Gala brochure.

05
Feb 14

The Chassunah Fund

250 GBP was donated to assist in a forthcoming wedding.

03
Feb 14

@KS377ORG Twitter Account opened

You can now follow us on twitter @KS377ORG

20
Dec 13

Total turnover - 6,000,000.00

Our total turnover has now surpassed 7,000,000.00

09
Oct 13

New Domain Name - ks377.org

A second domain name has been acquired - in addition to keren-shmuel.org.

08
Oct 13

New Web Site

Website rebuild started

09
Jan 13

25p Voucher books

We have recently finished our stock of 25p books and will not be reprinting until closer to Purim.