A Young Jewish Care app was launched at the group’s young patrons dinner, held at The Dorchester in Park Lane and raising more than £160,000 for Jewish Care’s work.
Some 350 guests were told by YJC chair Lauren Shahmoon: “With demanding jobs and obligations, it often frustratingly feels like our contributions are likely to be insignificant in the grand scheme of things. This is certainly how I felt a few years ago. I have since learnt, however, of the many ways we can all contribute, be it time or money, and the huge difference this really makes.”
The app would help in this regard, housing “everything you need to know about Young Jewish Care under one digital roof — a full timetable of volunteering opportunities, young fundraising events and the latest Young Jewish Care news”.
Delivering the appeal, dinner committee member Dan Lehmann said that “with your support, we’re on track to raise the amount required to fund over 18,500 meals on wheels, or one of three dementia day care centres for a full year.
“Tonight is a chance for us, as the future of the Jewish community, to do our bit. In acknowledging our responsibility now and building our relationships with Jewish Care, we will ensure the continuity of the organisation for those who need it both now and in the future.”
Jewish Care chairman Steven Lewis — a former YJC chair — said afterwards: “The future is something I often worry about. But the dinner gave me a real sense of reassurance and confidence that we have some fantastic, caring and generous young people in our community who are already taking responsibility to help ensure Jewish Care is there for generations to come”.