Jewish Care

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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Barnet mayor tours Jewish Care sites

October 18, 2012

Barnet’s Mayor, Councillor Brian Schama, came away impressed from a tour of Jewish Care sites across the borough.

He visited the Holocaust Survivors Centre and Ella and Ridley Jacob House in Hendon, ending up at the Maurice and Vivienne Wohl campus in Golders Green, where he viewed facilities including the Otto Schiff care home and Selig Court independent living apartments.

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Ryder Cup stars lead £40K drive for care home

October 4, 2012

There was a Ryder Cup flavour to the Jewish Care Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Dyrham Park, Herts, which raised £40,000 for the charity’s Rela Goldhill Lodge in Golders Green, supporting 20 people with severe physical and sensory disabilities.

Former European team members Paul Way and Paul Broadhurst were among the pros taking part, along with Jewish player Sam Little.

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Sainsbury's tie-up with Jewish Care

September 20, 2012

Sainsbury’s in Golders Green has chosen Jewish Care as its local charity of the year, a partnership launched with a joint “Live Jewish festival experience” at the store before the chagim.

Staff from Jewish Care and the supermarket handed out free samples of food associated with Rosh Hashanah.

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