Jewish Care building lit purple marking National Day of Reflection

23 Mar 2021

Jewish Care lit up its Maurice and Vivienne Wohl campus at 8pm this evening in purple to mark today as a national day of reflection, marking one year since the country entered its first lockdown.

The campus, which houses Jewish Care’s head office, the Michael Sobell Jewish Community Centre, Otto Schiff Care Home and Wohl Court Retirement Living, was lit in Jewish Care’s brand colour, purple, allowing others to see the building as a beacon of hope after a difficult year in particular for older members of the community and the social and health care sectors.

Jewish Care also held a minute of silence at 12pm together with colleagues and volunteers from across the organisation to reflect on our experiences and thoughts of the last year.

Chief Executive, Daniel Carmel-Brown said:

“We lit up our Maurice and Vivienne Wohl campus this evening to share our reflections on the last year with the community. We wanted to show that without communal support, we could not have got through this pandemic, and we are incredibly grateful for the way our supporters rallied together with us. A minute’s silence for all staff and volunteers across Jewish Care at 12pm also allowed us to remember fondly those we have lost and reflect on the past year. The last year has been extremely difficult for so many people, but there is now a light at the end of the tunnel, this evening's event allowed us to shine a light of hope for the future. Jewish Care is still here to serve the community now and in the future.”