Jewish Care

Camp survivor is unsung hero

By Jenni Frazer, November 13, 2008

An elderly woman reduced an audience of business leaders to near tears on Monday as she accepted Jewish Care's Unsung Hero award.

Now living in Manchester, Eva Neumann, nee Birenbaum, was 15 when she was deported from Hungary to Auschwitz in 1944 with her parents, grandmother and two younger brothers. The following year, as news came of the Russian advance, the SS marched 1,000 prisoners out of the camp. Eva was one of only 13 survivors.

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Redbridge Community Centre joins forces with Israeli and American centres

September 12, 2008

Jewish Care's Redbridge Community Centre is the newest member of a partnership involving other centres in America and Israel. Representatives have just returned from a fact-finding visit to Staten Island's Jewish Community Centre. Robin Jacobs, Jewish Care's service manager for community centres, said the exchange was "a great opportunity to share experiences and good practice". Both the Americans and a visiting Israeli community centre chief were particularly interested "in how we engage people in leadership programmes and about volunteer programmes".

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Year-six pupils raise over £120 for Jewish Care

August 7, 2008

Menorah Foundation School's year-six pupils raised more than £120 for Jewish Care from a bring-and-buy sale. Throughout this year, children from the school have been paying weekly visits to the nearby Leonard Sainer Special Care Day Centre to which they are donating a table tennis table bought with the money generated.

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Skinner's girls help at Brenner Community Centre

August 1, 2008

As part of a Hackney programme to get schoolchildren helping in the community, year-10 pupils from the Skinners' Company's Girls' School tidied the roof garden at Jewish Care's Brenner Community Centre. Brenner's Denise Alexander reports that the girls spent part of the day chatting to members.

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Minister applauds Redbridge welfare

By Craig Silver, July 31, 2008

Health Minister Ivan Lewis praised the work of Jewish Care after touring three of its welfare facilities in Redbridge on Wednesday afternoon.

The visit, arranged at the minister's request, gave him the opportunity to speak to careers, volunteers and clients.

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Prize for helping mum’s fight against alcoholism

By Craig Silver, July 24, 2008
A Hertfordshire 25-year-old's efforts to help her mother and others to combat alcoholism - and to support the children of addicts - has been recognised with an Anne Frank Award.

Emma Spiegler from Kings Langley set up an online support group for Children of Addicted Parents (coap.co.uk) two years ago. The aim, she said, was to provide a forum for those in a similar situation.

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Summer fete raises £12,000 at Jewish Care's Princess Alexandra home

July 22, 2008

Over £12,000 was raised from a summer fete in the grounds of Jewish Care's Princess Alexandra home. The event attracted a 1,000 crowd for entertainment ranging from a bouncy castle and face painting to model car racing and a "beat the goalie" challenge. Organisation was a team effort involving a Jewish Care committee, League of Jewish Women and Wizo members and the home's staff and volunteers.

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Jewish Care raises record £3.5m

July 4, 2008

Jewish Care fundraisers are celebrating a record £3.57 million pledged at the charity’s campaign dinner at  Grosvenor House on Tuesday.

The generosity of the 900 guests delighted campaign chairman Steven Lewis, who said that “in such financially challenging times, the community’s ability to understand the importance of what we do and offer their overwhelming support is truly outstanding”. The previous record was last year’s £2.9 million.

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Charity funds recieved from art exhibition

June 12, 2008
Volunteers Vivian Strang and Vivian Greenhill presented £13,250 to Jewish Care Scotland and Cosgrove Care. The cash was raised from a Mitzvah! art exhibition held in April. The two women, with a team of helpers, organised the new fundraiser at JCS’s day centre. Works of art were donated by 35 local artists and by Cosgrove and JCS arts groups. Mrs Strang said: “We are delighted the charities are benefiting from these funds.”

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Demolishing with Care

By Dana Gloger, June 12, 2008

This is the moment excavators began — delicately — tearing down Jewish Care’s North-West London headquarters.

The site, which includes Stuart Young House and the Michael Sobell Community Centre, is being demolished to make way for a £40 million redevelopment.

The work began with excavating machines pulling down the existing buildings this week.

The project will take around two years, longer than similar redevelopments because of the unusual nature of the demolition work.

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