Jewish Care

Close-knit footballing visitors

November 24, 2011

Mitzvah Day activities kicked off early at Jewish Care's Vi and John Rubens House in Ilford as Leyton Orient footballers Ben Chorley, Terrell Forbes and Moses Odubajo visited residents.

As well as socialising and joining in with singing, the players bought knitted scarves from 95-year-old Hetty Tauber.

Chorley, who previously visited the home last year, said he was moved by talking to reside


Unsung hero gets wider recognition

By Jennifer Lipman, November 10, 2011

A grandmother who began her philanthropic career as an eight-year-old evacuee collecting spare change is Jewish Care's Unsung Hero.

Alzheimer's Society co-founder Morella Kayman received her award at the charity's Topland Group business lunch in central London, at which BBC business editor Robert Peston was guest speaker.

Now living in Stanmore, Mrs Kayman, 78, set up her first charity commi


Mission to combat mental health prejudice

October 27, 2011

A film designed to combat the stigma and prejudice often associated with mental health issues was launched at Jewish Care’s Martin B Cohen Centre for Wellbeing in Edgware on World Mental Health Day.

Park Bench was written and produced by some of the charity’s mental health educators in association with Magpie Motion Productions.


Fresh complaints over Brighton care home

By Jessica Elgot, September 22, 2011

Sussex Jewish leaders are looking into complaints about Jewish Care's Hyman Fine House in Brighton.

Local Jewish representative council president Beryl Sharpe said last week's JC report of an alleged assault on a Hyman Fine resident by another resident highlighted "problems which the council has been aware of for some time.


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.


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.



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.


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."


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.


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.