Jewish Care

Falling into money for Jewish Care

By Sandy Rashty, October 7, 2013

A wheelchair-bound Jewish Care client jumped from a plane at 15,000 feet on Sunday to raise more than £5,000 for the charity.

Simon Davies, 38, has cerebral palsy and has been a resident at Jewish Care’s Rela Goldhill Lodge for over 15 years.

“Everyone told me I was mad doing this jump but it was something I have always wanted to do,” he said.


Jewish Care attacked over Wonga appearance

By Sandy Rashty, October 3, 2013

Jewish Care has defended its decision to host Wonga founder Errol Damelin as guest speaker for a fundraising event in the face of concern from some members of the community.


Dancing Pickles is sweet on Brenner

August 5, 2013

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles came to dance when he visited Jewish Care’s Brenner Community Centre in Stamford Hill on Tuesday.


Charity? It's a piece of cake

July 8, 2013

Tempted by the promise of cake, 3,000 people got involved in Jewish Care’s first Great Jewish Bake Day, a nationwide money and awareness raising exercise.

Supporters produced an impressive array of cake, which was enjoyed at gatherings in private homes, bakeries, schools and other communal venues, among them Jewish Care centres.


London diners collect £4.2m for Jewish Care

By Zoe Winograd, June 24, 2013

London Mayor Boris Johnson was the guest speaker at Jewish Care’s campaign dinner. In his address he told the 1,200 guests that the welfare charity “set a benchmark for standards of care in the country”. The event, held at Grosvenor House, in London’s Park Lane raised a record £4.2 million for Jewish Care’s support services.

Photos: Justin Grainge and Blake Ezra Photography

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Giving it all away

June 20, 2013

We make no apology for writing more or less the same leader at this time every year. Because every year the same thing demands to be said.


Sandé sings for record-breaking £4.2m Jewish Care dinner

By Barry Toberman, June 20, 2013

A short closing set by British pop sensation Emeli Sandé sent the 1,200 guests at Jewish Care’s campaign dinner home with a song in their hearts. But the greatest hit for the welfare charity’s chiefs was the subsequent announcement of record £4.2 million proceeds from the event, held at Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane.


Carers urge: tell us about support

By Jennifer Lipman, June 13, 2013

Communal organisations are being urged to work harder at raising awareness of the support available to hard-pressed carers.

An estimated one in eight British adults provides constant support for a loved-one with a serious mental or physical health condition. The organisers of National Carers Week, currently taking place, aims to highlight the challenges they face.


Dementia care takes a trip down memory lane

By Barry Toberman, May 6, 2013

Reminiscence work is an integral part of the programme at Jewish Care’s Sam Beckman day centre in Hendon for people with dementia. Now through the latest technology, centre members Miriam Gould and Dorit Nass can draw upon a lifetime of memories wherever they are.


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.