Mill Hill

Praise for Rabbi’s crisis initiative

By Candice Krieger, May 7, 2009

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet of Mill Hill Synagogue, north London, has been praised by the Financial Times for the credit crunch initiative he launched in his community. Last year, he set up the Resource Committee, a network of businesses, employment experts and counsellors. It was highlighted in the FT’s report on Britons turning to religion during the recession. Rabbi Schochet also set up an emergency fund for members in immediate crisis, and a Shabbat fund which, as the JC reported, received a cash boost from Sir Philip Green.

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Jewish Blind and Disabled receives £350 from Waitrose Community Matters charity

November 6, 2008

Jewish Blind and Disabled has received £350 from the Waitrose Community Matters charitable fundraising scheme. Each month, the supermarket supports local causes suggested by shoppers and JBD was backed by the Mill Hill East store. JBD's Hazel Kaye said the money would go towards "the continued upkeep of our seven assisted living projects".

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Mezuzah affixed to Mill Hill's All Aboard charity shop

September 12, 2008
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet of Mill Hill Synagogue affixed the mezuzah to the latest All Aboard charity shop in The Broadway in Mill Hill. As a thank you to the many local people who regularly donate merchandise to All Aboard, a percentage of profits from the new store will be given to the synagogue.

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New US leadership

June 13, 2008

Colourful Mill Hill minister Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet is the new chair of the Rabbinical Council of the United Synagogue. Elstree and Borehamwood’s Rabbi Naftali Brawer and Hampstead’s Rabbi Michael Harris are vice-chairmen, Pinner’s Rabbi Yaakov Grunewald is treasurer and Kenton’s Rabbi Yehuda Black is secretary.

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Local rabbi on lecture tour of Europe

May 16, 2008

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet is taking time away from Mill Hill Synagogue to embark on a whistle-stop lecture tour of Europe. He is addressing audiences in Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Greece and Cyprus under the auspices of the European Jewish Study Network. This follows his inclusion in a programme of Euro-shiurim viewable on YouTube. Said EJSN director Rabbi Sholom Liberow: “We could have filled up a two-week programme for him, but he was only available for one.”

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