JLC chair Jonathan Goldstein in Stamford Hill meeting with Charedi leaders

Ground-breaking meeting discusses education, housing and burial concerns


JLC chair Jonathan Goldstein has made a significant visit to Stamford Hill in an attempt to improve releations with the local Charedi community.

Mr Goldstein met with communal leaders and Orthodox charities in a meeting on Sunday organised by Levi Schapiro, founder and director of the Jewish Community Council (JCC).

Mr Schapiro said the meeting was a chance for effective engagement on communal issues.

He added the aim was to develops links between the Stamford Hill community and the JLC.

Topics discussed involved education and housing, and an agreement was made to work within the auspices of  JLC’s education division, Partnerships for Jewish Schools (PaJeS).

Strictly Orthodox leaders also discussed issues over local coroners and the release of bodies for funerals.

Mr Goldstein said the JLC was working with the JCC who have met with David Lidington, the Justice Secretary, to pass legislation to amend the current law.

Among the Orthodox groups represented were Lecheris, who help patients attend hospital; Shabbos L’menucha, which provides respite care for special needs children on Shabbos; special needs school Step by Step; emergency medical service Hatzola; Crohns Colitis Relief; emergency service Chaverim, which helps people with car breakdowns and lock-outs; London Learning Centre, which helps children with reading difficulties, Beis Yaakov Girls School and Kol Boniach, which works with vulnerable teens deemed to be at-risk.  


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