Jewish Care share Shabbat with the community

21 Oct 2015

Residents and members at Jewish Care homes and community centres from London to Brighton, will be joined by local school children and volunteers from across the community to experience Shabbat at Jewish Care.


Dozens of challahs will be baked by members of Jewish Care’s Connect@ in Kenton and children from Morasha School will join Jewish Care’s Rubens House residents in Finchley for a challah baking workshop on Thursday to prepare for Shabbat. Jewish Care members and residents will also join the Shabbat UK Great Challah Bake at Allianz Park and at Jewish Care’s Redbridge Jewish Community Centre on Thursday.


On Friday JCOSS students will decorate care homes with residents at The Betty and Asher Loftus Centre in Friern Barnet and pupils will stay for Kiddush and candle lighting. King Soloman High School pupils will join members of Jewish Care’s Stepney Community Centre and Redbridge Jewish Community Centre for kiddush, candle lighting and an early Friday night dinner.


Over Shabbat 100s of bowls of chicken soup will be consumed at Friday night dinners and Shabbat lunches across all our community centres, dementia day centres and residential homes, including Hyman Fine Care Home in Brighton.


Members of Jewish Care’s Holocaust Survivors Centre in Hendon, residents from Ella and Ridley Jacobs House and the Sam Beckman Day Centre for people living with dementia in Hendon, will enjoy an early Shabbat lunch hosted by Rabbi Farhi and students from Chazak. Young people from Bushey Synagogue will visit residents at Princess Alexandra Home for tea and singing.


Simon Morris, Chief Executive of Jewish Care said,
“Every Shabbat is special for us at Jewish Care, it is one example of what makes us different from different from any other care organisation. We have Shabbat meals, synagogue services and celebrations in our resources every week of the year, many of which are run by our fantastic army of volunteers. Our doors are always open to members of the community to join us for Shabbat. To co-incide with Shabbat UK we are encouraging people of all ages to get involved, visit our homes and be part of our wider Jewish Care family.

“It’s fantastic that so many young people from schools and volunteers from local shuls have come to Jewish Care to share this Shabbat with our clients”.


This weekend’s activities will continue after Shabbat Ruben’s House residents will be enjoying a meal followed by Havdallah and singing at the New North London Synagogue and Finchley Reform Synagogues and residents of Jewish Care’s Vi & John Rubens House will get together with members of The Dennis Centre for people living with dementia and their families for a Havdallah party.

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