It is a quiet morning in Golders Green. But things are bustling at Jewish Care’s Michael Sobell community centre, part of the £44 million Maurice and Vivienne Wohl campus which has become an indispensable hub for both the charity’s clients and the wider
A milkman who helped to save the life of a Jewish pensioner who collapsed in a hedge has received an award.
George Debesay was on his delivery round in north-west London last winter when he spotted an object in the darkness. Stopping his float to investigate, he found an unconscious elderly man.
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham praised Jewish Care as a “beacon of good practice” during a tour of its Golders Green campus last Thursday.
The MP — who is proposing a model for “integrated” health care — said the charity’s inclusive social, medical and religious concept was “an aspiration for the future of health and social care across the country.
As a fashionable contribution, Israeli designer Avshalom Gur ran an arts and crafts workshop for those with learning difficulties at Kisharon’s Hanna Schwalbe home in Golders Green on Sunday afternoon. Using sewing materials including buttons, beads and badges, he showed adult residents how to decorate the cushion covers he donated.
More than 300 children and adults celebrated Wednesday’s official opening of the youth building at the London Jewish Cultural Centre. The Catherine Lewis Centre is named after a young teacher who died of cancer.
Graffiti, film-making and sushi classes were on offer as a taster for what the LJCC’s youth programme, Fusion, will do with the new Golders Green space.