At EHRS we strive to support all of our members to the best of our ability and resources. While joining with our members in happy occasions, we also recognise that difficult situations can affect all of us at some time in our lives and we aim to be a first port-of-call if that occurs.

We employ a professional Community Care Practitioner, Val Joseph, who operates a Confidential Helpline with a dedicated telephone number. Anyone can call this number and be assured of strict confidentiality. If Val is not available when you call you can leave her a message and she will get back to you as soon as possible.

EHRS Community Circles Update - Thursday 21 May

We now have 101 Community Circle Co-ordinators who are regularly making their calls, sorting out shopping and supporting members in their circles whether it is by telephone, email or WhatsApp. We still need more volunteers as some postcode areas remain uncovered with people not receiving calls. We are finding that where members are not on email or have not registered their email address with EHRS they are not aware of what is happening and what support is available. 
If you would like to be part of this great initiative please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can allocate you a circle. You will be given your list of around ten households to contact and instructions on what to do and plenty of support for this vital role. Remember - the circles are mutual support groups across our generations, keeping in touch and helping each other. 
Community Care and Wellbeing
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and now more than ever we need to be kind to ourselves and also to others.  Our many volunteers really make a difference by keeping in touch with our members, thank you for your great work.

Please don’t forget to contact us if you need to let us know about someone you are concerned about or need support or advice – we are available by phone or email.

Keep safe and well.
Val Joseph and Marissa Rosenthal, EHRS Community Care and Wellbeing

Below you will find useful resources for your Community Circle on food and shopping, supermarket opening hours, food deliveries, and useful links to organisations who can offer help and support.

Please keep reading - UPDATED Wednesday 22 April

Community Care at EHRS has pleasure in inviting you to join our Monthly Lunch Club.

With a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, you will have the chance to connect with others and feel a greater sense of belonging to our Community. The lunches are held in the synagogue hall at 13:30. Booking in advance is essential!
Please call the Community Care Department on 020 8238 1013 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We experience bereavement and loss  as part of our lives from birth to death.

Grief is painful but not an illness and the symptoms that grief may cause can sometimes be alarming.

Bereavement is like a journey, which can at times be lonely, very painful and long.

For some people, it may be difficult to accept the loss, and there may be a sense of denial about the reality of what has occurred. It is not uncommon to think you see or hear the dead person and it can take some time for the full realisation to sink in. 

Jewish Joint Burial Society
1 Victory Road, London, E11 1UL
Company Number 937882 Registered Charity Number 257345
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