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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
Relief – 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.
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
Why don't more people know about a counselling service for the Jewish community, asks Gaby Koppel