Jewish Care

Cancer charity opens extra Manchester service

September 7, 2010

Chai Cancer Care has opened a new south Manchester branch serving cancer patients and their families.

Operating from two refurbished rooms at the Morris Feinmann Home in Didsbury, the charity will provide counselling, massage, reflexology and acupuncture to cancer sufferers.

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Appealing Scots seek £70k for welfare

By Stephanie Brickman, September 3, 2010

Jewish Care Scotland hopes to raise £70,000 from its annual appeal to enable it "to continue to provide the services that the community wants and needs". Thousands of leaflets are being mailed to supporters and board members will make personal appeals in Glasgow shuls over the festival period.

A charity representative said: "This year is going to be particularly tough with the economic climate, a growing ageing population and a shrinking community. However last year's targets were held and services maintained."

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Redbridge centre's fire damage

September 2, 2010

A faulty external light fitting is thought to have been the cause of a fire at Jewish Care's Redbridge Jewish Community Centre last week which damaged the main dining hall and large kitchen.

The fire started in the early hours of the morning and was quickly brought under control.

Jewish Care chief executive Simon Morris said alternative catering arrangements had been put in place and "we are able to continue running the centre's services as usual".

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Liverpool synagogue hit by floods

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 22, 2010

Flood waters seriously damaged parts of Liverpool's Childwall Synagogue this week after torrential downpours left large parts of the city under water and many main roads closed.

The shul's Harris Polak and Aida Shifrin halls were filled with two inches of water as Tuesday's rains led to the collapse of a ceiling over one of the rooms.

Overflow from drains, which struggled to cope, brought more water into the Childwall building, which sits 20ft below street level.

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The inside story on £44m Jewish Care campus

July 15, 2010

As the saying goes, it is good when a plan comes together. And giving the JC a pre-opening tour of Jewish Care's £44 million care campus in Golders Green, the charity's chief executive, Simon Morris, has the look of a man who knows he is on to a winner.

Barely four-and-a-half years from concept to completion, the 160,000 square feet Maurice and Vivienne Wohl site has its first occupants - Jewish Care employees are adjusting to their new surrounds as part of a gradual move of over 160 staff.

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Stars come out for £3.5m Jewish Care meal

By Robyn Rosen, June 24, 2010

Newsreader John Suchet told almost 1,000 guests at Jewish Care's campaign dinner that he was "overwhelmed with admiration" for the charity.

Mr Suchet's wife Bonnie was diagnosed with dementia four years ago. Before Monday's dinner in central London - which raised £3.5 million towards Jewish Care's £15 million deficit - he met clients, relatives, volunteers and staff at its Leonard Sainer Special Day Care Centre in Edgware.

"The centre was amazing," he said. "You can never go to these places without being uplifted.

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Dementia support cafe launched

June 3, 2010

Jewish Care is launching a café and peer support group in Westcliff for dementia sufferers and their carers.

Funded by Southend Borough Council and established in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society, the service opens next week at Jewish Care's Southend and Westcliff Jewish Community Centre.

Centre manager Graham Freeman said: "People with dementia, and those who care for them, should have the opportunity to share experiences."

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Volunteer of the week: Gayle Klein

May 21, 2010

The Chigwell based 37-year-old mother of three worked as a recruitment consultant in the City before having children. Together with husband Andrew she fundraises for Jewish Care

● Why Jewish Care?

I have been involved with the charity for many years. As a child I attended Jewish Care's Sinclair House community centre and as a teenager I served on various committees. I began volunteering after going on a mission of local Jewish Care facilities. I was so impressed with how the charity helps our community.

● What does your current volunteering role involve?

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Jewish Care to close dementia home

May 21, 2010

Jewish Care is to close its Kay Court home in Finchley Road for people with personal or dementia care needs.

The closure is part of a 10-year commitment to upgrade or redevelop Jewish Care facilities following the opening this summer of its £44 million care campus in Golders Green.

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Chai launches in Glasgow

By Stephanie Brickman, April 15, 2010

The support services of Chai Cancer Care are being extended through a partnership with Jewish Care Scotland.

A breast cancer awareness event in Glasgow addressed by emeritus professor of surgery Michael Baum will formally launch the collaboration next month. However, significant demand for the advice, counselling and therapies offered by Chai for patients and their families has already been identified north of the border.

It will work from the purpose-built Giffnock complex of Jewish Care Scotland, which currently supports a number of cancer sufferers.

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