Jewish Care

Planning is the key to beating loneliness

By Rosa Doherty, April 1, 2015

Social isolation is a growing problem in the community but it can be prevented.

According to Jewish Care, there are twice the number of Jewish people aged 60 and over compared to the general population, and one in three adults across the age spectrum lives alone.


Hunt for grave finally ends after 20 years

By Josh Jackman, March 26, 2015

A Jewish Care volunteer has found the unmarked grave of her aunt, killed in a First World War Zeppelin attack, after a 20-year-long search.

Janet Foster, a retired civil servant, plans to place a plaque at the burial site on June 3, the 100th anniversary of Leah Lehrman's death.

Ms Lehrman was 16 when she died in June 1915, on her way to work as a tailor in central London.


Some joined-up thinking - and £17m - brings care into new age

By Barry Toberman, March 26, 2015

If all goes to plan, it is barely two months until the first residents of Jewish Care's newest home move in.


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.