Jewish Care

Redbridge centre rethinks on move to King Solomon site

By Cathy Forman, May 6, 2013

Redbridge Jewish Community Centre is to conduct a feasibility study on its future as its leaders rethink a move to the £10 million King Solomon High development in Barkingside.

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Declining demand forces the closure of Hull’s welfare home

By Marcus Dysch, April 16, 2013

Rising costs and diminishing community numbers have forced the closure of Hull’s Jewish care home for the elderly.

Run by Hull Jewish Community Care, Menorah House had operated as east Yorkshire’s only strictly kosher care facility since 1957 and provided accommodation for up to 25 residents.

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Jewish Care's bridge organisers raise over £1m

December 10, 2012

A bridge committee supporting Jewish Care has created a Guinness world record for an annual bridge tournament by raising £1.223 million between 1997 and 2011.

And since the record was verified last week, the charity has earned a further £70,000 from the 2012 event, held at the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone on Monday and contested by around 250 players.

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Bosnians say thanks on rescue anniversary

By Sandy Rashty, December 3, 2012

Former members of the Bosnian Jewish community brought to Britain from the war-ravaged country 20 years ago marked the anniversary with an emotional reunion at Jewish Care’s Wohl campus in Golders Green.

Along with World Jewish Relief and the American Joint Distribution Committee, Jewish Care was instrumental in assisting the Bosnians to escape and helped them adjust to life in the UK.

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Southend care home takeover

By Barry Toberman, November 29, 2012

Agreement has been reached on the sale of Jewish Care’s Southend residential home, Raymond House, to a local care provider.

The loss-making home had been under threat of closure but concerned local supporters urged the charity to look for a buyer.

On Tuesday, Jewish Care announced that Raymond House had been purchased by Javed Rashid, whose family runs two homes in the area.

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Orient players welcome home fixture

November 29, 2012

Visiting Jewish Care’s Vi and John Rubens home in Redbridge for the third consecutive year, Leyton Orient footballer Ben Chorley said he felt “blessed” to spend time with residents.

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Jewish community commemorates Kristallnacht

By Sandy Rashty, November 9, 2012

Jewish communities across the globe are commemorating the 74th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass, remembers the pogrom attack of Jewish-owned businesses and synagogues in Germany and Austria on November 9-10 1938.

Ninety-one Jews were killed and 30,000 people were marched to concentration camps along the streets covered in broken glass.

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Unsung hero is a big wheel in charity cycles

By Sandy Rashty, November 8, 2012

The inspiring story of a London solicitor with an incurable neurological condition who has continued his charity involvement was told to the 500 people at a Jewish Care lunch on Wednesday.

Douglas Silas received the Topland Jewish Care Unsung Hero Award at Grosvenor House in London’s West End.

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Jewish Care honours Rabbi Aaronberg

November 8, 2012

A tea was held at Jewish Care’s Ella and Ridley Jacobs House to remember the fundraising contribution of Rabbi Monty Aaronberg.

Rabbi Aaronberg, who died earlier this year, raised £84,000 for the Hendon home through annual opera concerts at Hendon Synagogue. He also volunteered regularly at the home, reading the Torah at services.

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It’s a scary Halloween business

By Sandy Rashty, November 1, 2012

A “spooktacular” party night in Camden on Saturday raised £4,500 for Jewish Care as 250 young professionals dressed to impress for Halloween. Costumes at the Rock committee’s event ranged from the traditional vampire and zombie outfits to elephant and Pink Panther bodysuits.

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