Scottish welfare assistance

October 17, 2008

Holocaust survivor and long-time welfare volunteer Judith Rosenberg has established a social work scholarship which will benefit Jewish Care Scotland.

The scholarship will support 25-year-old Naomi Adams-Strump as she studies for a BA in social work through the Open University while working for the charity.

"I never got the chance to go to university and have a professional career so it is very special to be in a position to give a young person today that opportunity," Mrs Rosenberg explained. "Training is so important. Apart from all the knowledge gained, it gives you a chance to bond with others in a similar position. Meeting Naomi was a special moment and I wish her every success."

Glasgow-born Ms Adams-Strump said: "Working at Jewish Care Scotland and accessing the study programme will equip me with core knowledge, skills and values to work with the Jewish community."

Jewish Care Scotland chief executive Ethne Wolkman is "delighted to have Naomi on board and to have the scholarship funds for her university study. We very much hope she will enjoy her new career and will serve our community for well into the future."

Last updated: 5:30pm, October 16 2008