Counselling for our community
Amuse | The Magazine of Edgware United Synagogue
Sarah 38, recently divorced, struggles to cope with two small children on a low income, is depressed and anxious. Abraham 24, butt of his father's anger, "never getting anything right,' is confused and adrift with life, work and relationships. Miriam 52, feels unfulfilled so wants to explore why and how to change. Her depressed, uncommunicative Holocaust survivor father, has impacted on her life. Joshua and Leah have been married for ten years. Following Joshua's affair, have come for couples counselling as they are uncertain whether to continue their marriage or to divorce. Jonathan 56, was made redundant due to Covid-19 so can't support his family, is depressed and anxious. Daniel 63, lost his mother and brother to Covid-19 and is having difficulty coming to terms with distancing in their final days.
Raphael included in London Jewish Forum's submission towards NHS Good Thinking
We were approached by the London Jewish Forum for Raphael to be included in their submission for the Jewish community to assist NHS Good Thinking in producing a cross-denominational resource on bereavement signposting.
The resource is aimed at:
Jewish individuals who may be disaffiliated/unaffiliated but want a Jewish burial for either themselves or a loved one
Are in the Jewish community but who may not be aware of the services available
Are Jewish and bereaved but may be disaffiliated and be unaware of services provided in the community
Anyone formally supporting anyone that belongs to the Jewish community e.g. an NHS professional or friend
Raphael included in Relief's Mental Health Directory
We have been invited to be included in the Directory that Relief are putting together of all mental health organizations that are available to the Jewish community in London. Many people are unsure of what each organisation has to offer and how they differ one from another. They talk through the needs of their clients and signpost them on appropriately.
The Jewish Chronicle
We were delighted to be asked to feature in the Jewish Chronicle's Charity Matters supplement alongside many of British Jewry's more well known charities, each doing such important work, especially in these uncertain times.
All Change at Raphael
We were very sad when Ruth, our part-time Administrator of 20 years, decided to retire as from end of December 2021 and we should like to thank her for all her hard work and support over the years. However, she continues to help out with various matters on a voluntary basis.
We take this opportunity to welcome, Allison, as our new part-time Administrator and wish her the very best of luck. In the short time that she has been with us, she has already made a significant impact, and we know there is so much more she will be able to offer the whole team!
A listening ear when life is tough
APRIL 08, 2021
The Jewish Chronicle
Why don't more people know about a counselling service for the Jewish community, asks Gaby Koppel.