By Robyn Rosen in Maidenhead, December 29, 2009
Maidenhead Synagogue volunteers organised an emergency welfare check on elderly community members after heavy snow fell in the Thames Valley area.
The shul’s minister, Rabbi Jonathan Romain, was among those who phoned senior congregants living alone, checking on their well-being and, where necessary, delivering essential supplies.
“Synagogues are not just for Shabbat, but to be there to assist members in all sorts of circumstances, especially times when those alone are cut off and feel helpless,” Rabbi Romain said. “That is what community is all about.”