South London Jewish Community Services

Welcome to the South London Jewish Community Services website

This website aims to help Jewish people living in South London. To find information on care and support services including local and national organisations go to the Services Directory page on the left-hand menu.

The website also includes information on:

To download these documents go to the Ebulletin and Other Documents page on the left-hand menu. If you prefer to have these documents emailed to you go to the Register page on the left-hand menu.

The information is compiled by the South London Community Support Service who are in regular contact with synagogues and Jewish community organisations.

The South London Community Support Service is set up to provide vital support to older members of the Jewish community. To remind you of the service, please download our leaflet. If you would like copies sent to you for your community group or Synagogue please contact us. Or for more information please phone 020 8922 2222.

NEWS

Forum
Mental Health Awareness
Monday 11 March 12.45-2.45 pm
Nightingale House, 105 Nightingale Lane, London SW12 8NB.

Nightingale is easily reached by train, nearest mainline Station is Wandsworth Common, nearest Underground is Clapham South or there is local parking off street for those arriving by car. For more details please see the website.

Laurie Rackind, chief executive of JAMI, the Jewish Community's mental health charity, has kindly agreed to give a talk and take questions. For more information about JAMI please click jamiuk.org The forum is normally for representatives of all the 14 Synagogues and Jewish organisations represented in South London but with certain forums, it is appropriate to invite a wider audience. If you feel that this particular topic is of interest to you because you are someone living with mental health, or a carer or know of family, friends or neighbours and wish to know a little more please contact contact Stephen at sison@jcare.org or phone on 07881 863237 during normal office hours.

The forum will start at 12.15 with a light lunch. The speakers will commence at 12.45 and it finishes at 2.45 pm. We do need to know names in advance to help with catering. To book, please email Cathy Buckingham cbuckingham@nightingalehammerson.org or phone on 020 8673 3495.

At most Forums, every synagogue is represented, together with most of the Jewish organisations helping in South London, Surrey & Kent. We feel that this is so important in order to maintain as much co-operation and common issue sharing as possible. With regard to synagogues, whilst it is most relevant to Rabbonim, Ministers, Board/Council Members and those working with welfare, it can be valuable to others too.

Incidentally please also book in your diaries, Wednesday 10 July 2-4.15 pm for another mini-forum and afternoon tea!


Volunteer Coordinator (Voluntary Role)
The service is looking for a volunteer coordinator. This is a management role involving some supervising and supporting volunteers and keeping in touch with them and perhaps organising one or two events for them each year. The time commitment could be around 5 hours a week on average. If you are interested or need further details please contact Stephen Ison.

Volunteer Drivers
We are looking for more volunteer drivers, if you have a car and a few hours spare please contact Stephen Ison for further details.

Hospital Visiting & Chaplaincy
Pleased to inform you that Hilary Nissenbaum is now visiting Kings College Hospital every week as a Jewish volunteer. Ezra Umprah now have provided a "Shabbat Trolley" for Jewish patients. This consists mainly of kosher food, which is easily prepared or ready to eat. It is located near the Multi-denominational Chapel in the hospital. Hilary will visit any Jewish patients but of course needs to be made aware. Kings Chaplaincy 020 3299 3522 or email Hilary h.nissenbaum@btinternet.com

Similarly, Rabbi Natan Asmoucha is the official Jewish Chaplain at St Georges Hospital and also visits some other hospitals too; he will visit any patients that he is informed about.

Jewish Hospital Visitation Line: 020 8343 6238. (This phone line is not checked on weekends, bank holidays or Jewish holidays). Email: admin@jvisit.org.uk

Volunteers needed in South London
We need volunteers (regardless of faith) in South London, Kent and Surrey areas. Please contact us if you would like to know more.