Jewish Care

Warsi impressed by Brenner

July 28, 2011

Tory Party co-chair Baroness Warsi has described Jewish Care's Brenner Community Centre in Stamford Hill as "the Big Society in action".

Touring the premises last week, she was appreciative of the range of culturally sensitive services provided.

"Coming to the Brenner Centre has given me the opportunity to see for myself the phenomenal work that Jewish Care does," she said.

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Boris Johnson formally opens £44m Care campus

July 25, 2011

London Mayor Boris Johnson praised the services offered by Jewish Care's £44 million Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus in Golders Green when he officially opened it last Friday. Mr Johnson met residents, members, staff and Jewish Care leaders during a tour of the premises. He described the facility as "marvellous.

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Leeds supporting Spanish transfer deal

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 22, 2011

Browsing the JC website in their Valencia home, Dovrat Levy and her husband Jorge Jaroslavsky were intrigued by a story on the efforts of Leeds Jewry development worker Susie Gordon to encourage newcomers.

Last week, the couple put that commitment to the test by starting a new life in England with 12-year-old son Daniel.

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Redbridge keeping up its 'proud tradition'

May 12, 2011

Young and old joined forces at Jewish Care's Redbridge Jewish Youth and Community Centre as a 250-plus crowd celebrated Yom Ha'atzmaut.

Drawing on more than 30 years' experience of Independence Day events, Nettie Keene observed: "Every year these celebrations get more enjoyable. There is a great community spirit and solidarity. It's a fantastic and fun night to be a part of."

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Helping to deal with disability

April 28, 2011

Staff, volunteers and members of other welfare organisations attended Jewish Care's disability awareness conference, held on the JCoSS premises in Barnet.

Titled "What does independence mean for you?" it shared innovative ways of understanding different disabilities.

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Marathon runners step up for charity

April 21, 2011

Communal, Israel and general charities have benefited by hundreds of thousands of pounds from the exertions of Jewish runners in Sunday's London Marathon.

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It is so good to work for you

April 14, 2011

The Institute of Fundraising has shortlisted Jewish Care as "best fundraising organisation to work for". The charity is one of three finalists in the sector.

Acting fundraising director Daniel Carmel-Brown said: "This nomination is a fantastic acknowledgment of an excellent and extremely effective fundraising team."

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Split over future of genetic screening

By Robyn Rosen, April 14, 2011

Jewish Care, the main provider of Tay-Sachs screening in the Jewish community, has expressed concern that the government advisory body on human genetics has given the green light to free genetic screening to all.

A report by the Human Genetics Commission last week found that pre-conception screening would provide "greater patient choice".

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Fundraiser leaves for Major role

April 7, 2011

Jewish Care fundraising director Richard Franklin is leaving to take up "a once in a lifetime opportunity to help fund solutions to some of the greatest health challenges of our time".

Mr Franklin, 45, is to join King's Health Partners as fundraising director of its "World Questions, King's Answers" campaign, led by Sir John Major, which has a £500 million target by 2015.

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Care home addition at Friern site

April 7, 2011

Jewish Care is planning a third care home at its Asher Loftus Way site in Friern Barnet, plus additional communal facilities.

The charity this week announced its intention to build a 48-bed home for the elderly with nursing and dementia care needs, joining the existing Lady Sarah Cohen House and Rosetrees.

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