Jewish Care

We need to do more to help our isolated elderly

By Rosa Doherty, March 19, 2015

Since Vicky Minsky's husband died, she lives alone. With her eldest son more than 200 miles away, she can go weeks without seeing anyone, with only a television for company.

It is a familiar story.


Let's drink to better disabled access

March 12, 2015

A campaign by a Jewish Care resident to make Golders Green shops more accessible for wheelchair users has led to the local Starbucks providing full disabled access after a renovation.

Matthew Kayne, 31, who lives at the charity's Rela Goldhill Lodge, said disabled customers had difficulty accessing stores in Golders Green Road.


Survivor's debt to centre

March 12, 2015

Auschwitz survivor Freddie Knoller received a standing ovation from guests at Jewish Care's young patrons dinner as he explained how the Holocaust Survivors Centre had changed his life.

"For 35 years, I never spoke a word about what had happened to me in the Holocaust," Mr Knoller, 93, recalled. "My children asked what they were supposed to say to my grandchildren. So I began to tell them.


Jewish Care and Pinner shul link-up

February 16, 2015

Jewish Care has teamed up with Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue to launch a fortnightly outreach club supporting locals experiencing memory loss.


Multi-millionaire Labour donor Andrew Rosenfeld dies

By Marcus Dysch, February 9, 2015

Businessman and leading Labour Party donor Andrew Rosenfeld has died at the age of 52 after a short illness.

Former Jewish Care trustee Mr Rosenfeld was an investor in property and mobile phone company chairman.

Labour leader Ed Miliband said: “I am deeply saddened by the sudden death of my friend, Andrew Rosenfeld. My thoughts are with Juliet and his family.”


Such a caring couple

January 29, 2015

Residents of Jewish Care's Princess Alexandra Home in Stanmore have shared in the love story of social co-ordinator Celine Allen and kitchen assistant Elliot Cohen.

And as the residents were unable to attend the couple's late evening marriage ceremony at Edgware Synagogue, the Cohens brought the celebrations back to the home for a post-wedding party.

Mrs Cohen, 30, said that "three-and-a-hal


British Library puts Holocaust survivors’ testimony online

By Sandy Rashty, January 20, 2015

The British Library has launched an online collection of Holocaust survivor testimonies to mark Holocaust Memorial Day this month.

The ‘Jewish Survivors of the Holocaust’ project, which was funded by the Pears Foundation and the Brian and Jill Moss Charitable Trust, gives readers access to 289 audio interviews with survivors living in Britain.


Heroes and Villains: Who we liked, and who we didn't, in 2014

By JC Reporters, December 31, 2014


Jewish Care workforce - by Rosa Doherty

Jewish Care employs staff from five continents to look after some of the most vulnerable members of the community.


Katherine Jenkins’ song for Chanucah

By Sandy Rashty, December 11, 2014

Katherine Jenkins has released a Chanucah album to mark the first year in which she will celebrate the festival as the wife of Jewish artist Andrew Levitas.


Visit from Orient stars is a (care) home win in Ilford

By Josh Jackman, November 20, 2014

Leyton Orient players were top of the league with residents at Jewish Care's Vi and John Rubens home in Ilford during a visit that has become a Mitzvah Day tradition.

Scott Kashket - whose great-grandmother Tilly Stern lives in the home - and club captain Nathan Clarke spent an hour chatting to residents and carers in what was the fifth annual visit for the East London side.