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
London Community Support Service Forum
Monday 6 March
12:15 - 2:45

The subject of this forum are two valuable and important Jewish Care services. Jewish Care Direct is the helpline providing excellent information and taking referral details. Their representatives will explain about the range and numbers of calls they take, often from people who are in distress and the way they help. The other service is called Jewish Care Interact. This is a relatively new concept of providing a huge range of digital information. It will be explained how this can benefit the whole community in many different ways.

After the main speakers, there will be "Open Forum" where we will discuss any items of interest effecting the Jewish Communities in South London, Kent and Surrey.

A light lunch will be served from 12.15 pm. For catering purposes, please respond to Cathy Buckingham by email or phone 020 8673 3495, and please copy in Stephen Ison or 07881 863237.

Nightingale is easily reached by train or underground: nearest mainline station is Wandsworth Common; nearest Underground is Clapham South or there is local parking off street for those arriving by car. You can see our location here.

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.