Jewish Care

Southend seeking a buyer to save home

By Jessica Elgot, May 10, 2012

Families of residents at the Southend home Jewish Care plans to close are pinning their hopes on finding a buyer.

Fifty relatives and community members attended a meeting last week with senior Jewish Care staff to discuss the future of Raymond House.

Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation vice-president Stephen Salt said afterwards that he was working with president Alan Gershlick to att

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Loss-making Southend care home to close

By Jessica Elgot and Cathy Forman, May 3, 2012

Jewish Care's Raymond House residential home in Southend is to close as soon as places can be found elsewhere for its 25 residents.

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Mental illness charity joins forces with Jewish Care

By Simon Rocker, May 3, 2012

The Jewish Association for Mental Illness is to merge with the community's largest social services provider, Jewish Care, in September, resulting in what both charities believe will be an improved mental health provision.

Golders Green-based JAMI "will not be swallowed up", its chief executive Laurie Rackind insisted. It would retain its name, operating as an agency of Jewish Care.

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JAMI and Jewish Care to merge

By Simon Rocker, April 26, 2012

The Jewish Association for Mentally Illness (Jami) is to merge with British Jewry's largest welfare organisation Jewish Care to create a single mental health service for the community in September.

The two organisations believe the tie-up will produce a better service across a wider area and cut overheads, but there is no intention to make redundancies.

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More families ask for help to pay their Pesach bills

By Jessica Elgot, March 22, 2012

Record numbers of people are approaching welfare organisations for financial help to meet the cost of keeping Pesach.

Around 550 United Synagogue congregants have requested assistance.

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More families ask for help to pay their Pesach bills

By Jessica Elgot, March 22, 2012

Record numbers of people are approaching welfare organisations for financial help to meet the cost of keeping Pesach.

Around 550 United Synagogue congregants have requested assistance.

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Care residents join lobby of Parliament

March 8, 2012

Jewish Care residents and staff joined more than 1,000 people at Tuesday's Crisis in Care lobby at the Houses of Parliament, voicing their concerns over the care of the elderly.

The Jewish Care group included 82-year-old Sadie Simmons, a resident at Rubens House, Finchley. She said the charity "provides me with great support.

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Lord Coe helps to win £55K for Jewish Care

February 24, 2012

Lord Coe was the guest speaker at Jewish Care's business breakfast on Wednesday. The 230 guests at the City’s Mansion House raised £55,000 for Jewish Care's welfare work in the community.

Photos: John Rifkin

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Coe: Why we need to remember the Munich massacre

By Danny Caro, February 23, 2012

Lord Coe has stressed how importantly he regards the 40-year commemoration of the Munich massacre at this summer's Olympics.

Interviewed after addressing 230 guests at a Jewish Care business breakfast on Wednesday, the chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games described the killing of Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Games as an "act of unspeakable barbarity".

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'Young donors not giving enough'

By Jessica Elgot, January 26, 2012

New Jewish Care chairman, Steven Lewis, has attacked a "lack of responsibility" among younger donors who he says are not giving as much as they could to Jewish charities.

The 49-year-old, who has been supporting Jewish Care for almost half his life, claims his generation does not match previous ones on charitable giving. "We are generous compared to other communities," he said.

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