Council members are calling all members in isolation to check on their needs and are then coordinating volunteers accordingly.
Contact: Rabbi Margaret Jacobi
West Midlands – B15 1HD
All vulnerable members have been contacted and volunteers have and continue to be mobilised.
East Sussex – BN3 1FF
Synagogue members who live in similar areas have been grouped together to provide support.
London Borough of Barnet – N12 8DR
Volunteers are assisting with shopping and running errands to support members.
London Borough of Lambeth – SW16 1HP
The Synagogue Chair and the the communities Caring Community have matched up volunteers to support vulnerable members.
London Borough of Bromley – BR1 4AD
A system has been set up where members can phone or shop for other members of the community.
Contact: Helen and Pippa
Hertfordshire – WD7 7AA
They have set up a Covid-19 Action Group which meets regularly on Zoom, a telephone tree to keep in touch with members of the community and a community wide whatsapp group.
Central – M2 5NH
They are utilising their community phone tree to keep in touch and support members.
County of Dorset – BH1 3PA
They are working to support members and the wider Jewish community in the area through cooperation, running errands and friendship.
Ramsgate, Thanet – 6T12 6TE
In memory of Andrew Sarsby, a member who was cared for by ICU at University College Hospital, members are collecting and donating various resources to the hospital. They are also setting up a system of volunteers to stay in touch and support vulnerable members.
London Borough of Barnet – HA8 7YA
The Synagogue Chesed committee is overseeing a number of initiatives, including calling and shopping for vulnerable members. They are utilising their community Facebook group to connect with their members. email@example.com
London Borough of Barnet – EN5 1ND
They are contacting members of the community who might be in neeed of support.
Hertfordshire – WD23 1AJ
They have enhanced their volunteer network to help members in need through keeping in touch and shopping.
Contact: Naomi and Judith
London Borough of Barnet – HA8 8YE
They are calling all members to check in on them. A team of volunteers has been set up to support members in need.
London Borough of Camden – NW6 1AX
They delivered Pesach parcels to some members and to some of the residents of Norwood Home. Volunteers are shopping for members in need and Rabbi Black has set up a community wide Whatsapp group.
London Borough of Harrow – HA3 ORD
They have set up a community support group.
Luton, Bedfordshire – LU4 8SE
The community initiated a ‘Northwood Network’ to support their members.
Contact: The Northwood Network Team
Synagogue Number: 01923 820004
London Borough of Hillingdon – HA6 2YP
The community has set up a telephone befriending service for their community members with help of volunteers.
Borough of Harrow, Pinner – HA5 5HJ
They have set up a community care help line for practical, emotional and spiritual support during this time as well as a daily ‘Zoom’ discussion focused on positivity and well being.
Community volunteers are keeping in touch and helping members of the community who are isolating.
Hertfordshire – WD17 4YE
The Synagogue Management and Lay Leadership are calling congregants, organising food deliveries and picking up prescriptions. They are also working with the Southport Rest Home.
Southport, Merseyside – PR9 OQX
Please be in touch if you are able to volunteer to support the community members.
Plymouth, Devon – PL1 2AD
They have initiated a community support group.
Portsmouth, Hampshire – PO5 2AA
The community have set up several different projects to support their members.
Contact: Synagogue Administrator
London Borough of Barnet – NW4 2HY
The Synagogue Welfare Committee are coordinating volunteers to support members who need help with shopping and collecting medication. Anyone who is able to help support the members, please get in touch.
London Borough of Enfield – N14 4QY
Their dedicated staff team and Rabbis remain working for the community. (0)2072865181 http://ljs.org/ firstname.lastname@example.org
London Borough of Westminster – NW8 7HA
NPLS are livestreaming services and other events. There is a facebook group for NPLS members and friends to share thoughts, plans and to connect and support members. NPLS is committed to supporting its members and there are more details on the website of how to engage with this.
Borough of Hillingdon – HA6 3AA
The EHRS offices and departments are trying to operate as much as normal within the government regulations at this time. The telephone is operated during the normal office hours and via the website you can access online services, youth activities and opportunities to support members. (0)2082381000
London Borough of Barnet – HA8 8AB
The FRS community runs a Chesed group to support members. On the FRS website you can access all of the communities online events as well as details on how register to volunteer for the community.
London Borough of Barnet – N12 OBE
Via their facebook page, alongside the livestreaming of services, they are posting other online community events including the CBT Café for community members to drop in, unwind and learn. http://www.wls.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/WLondonSynagogue
Contact: Jo 02077234404
London Borough of Westminster – W1H 5AU
Alyth is currently running as an entirely online synagogue. Please visit the ‘Stay Home with Alyth’ section of the website to see the full programme. Please click on the link if you would like to volunteer to support members of the community as part of the’From Darkness to Light’ project.
London Borough of Barnet – NW11 7EN
NNLS have updated their website with resources and guidance. They have set up a NNLS Covid-19 hardship fund for members of the community who are in need.
London Borough of Barnet – N3 2SY
Their social care team have been working hard and phoned all of their vulnerable members. Please get in touch via the website if you are able to volunteer.
London Borough of Westminster – SW7 1BX
Belmont Synagogue are hosting a lot of online events and discussion groups which can be accessed via their website. They have a team of volunteers as part of ‘Belmont Community Cares’ who look out for members of their community who may have particular needs.
Community Cares hotline: 02088633000
London Borough of Harrow – HA7 2BW
BES are hosting virtual events and activities which can be accessed via their facebook page. If you would like support from their Community Care Team, please email or call.
Borough of Hertfordshire – WD6 4QF
The shull team are working remotely and can be reached via email and phone. They have a CNSS Community Care Helpline for members in need.
Community care helpline: 020888252332
London Borough of Enfield – N14 5QR
If you are able to volunteer your time to support the community or if you require help, please register this on the website.
London Borough of Camden – N2 ORE
On their website, there are details of how to access their online broadcasts, prayer services and information to contact the MHS welfare team for isolation support and/or if you require technical help to learn how to order shopping or other essentials online.
London Borough of Barnet – NW7 2JU
Please access their website for their online events and viritual services. If you would like to volunteer to support community there are details of how to do so on their website.
London Borough of Westminster – NW8 9NG
The premises of the Synagogue but the community is still very much open. Please click on the link for details on how to volunteer to support members of the community.
London Borough of Harrow – HA7 4NS
Jewish Care Scotland run the Walton Community Care Centre, Care in the community, Day Centre Services and Social Groups. Many of their services have been adapted during this time. email@example.com
Giffnock, Glasgow – Scotland, G46 6LD
Jami are the specialist provider of mental health services in the Jewish Community and continue to run during this time.
Jewish Women’s Aid is the only specialist organisation in the UK supporting Jewish women and children affected by domestic abuse & sexual violence. No Jewish woman should have to face this alone. We are here to help.
Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 801 500 Sexual Violence Support Line: 0808 801 0656
The SCoJeC Helpline is there to help answer questions. If you are able to volunteer or offer any other assistance during this challenging time, please email. Please click the link to access a directory of SCoJecs online communal activities during this period. firstname.lastname@example.org (0)1416386411 (except Shabbat and Festivals)
Chai Cancer Care is the Jewish community’s national cancer support organisation, enabling patients, family and friends to manage the impact of a cancer diagnosis. They provide expert physical, emotional and practical support delivered with care and sensitivity, and in complete confidence
They are open and offering all of their services to help the community get back into work remotely. Please contact them if you need help with searching for a job.
Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK.
Every Tuesday, JSCN host a coffee break at 11am for those who are members of small Jewish communities around the UK and Scotland.
Registration for coffee breaks:
Register here to join the coffee breaks: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/upEsc-6qrTgsE9AkScCnqJf5JtXlh4ZtVbVq
This page shares community news and online events including community zoom calls, a donation drive for the NHS and carers, community help and support networks.
Sussex – South East England
They are continuing to share regular updates from Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Mayor of Greater Manchester in a bid to keep the people of Greater Manchester informed and ensure they are receiving all of the right advice and guidance at this time in relation to Covid-19.
Manchester – M8 8JY
Leeds Jewish Welfare Board is here to support the community in these challenging times. They have set up a phone line dedicated to listening to the vulnerable, isolated and bereaved in the Jewish Community in Leeds. Please go onto their website if you are able to volunteer. COVID-19 Helpline on: 07812753675 or 07812753676
Leeds – LS17 6AZ
Kisharon stives to create a world where people with learning difficulties have the same opportunities as their mainstream peers. The helpline and website offer free and confidential support services for parents, teachers and families of people with learning disabilities with information about events and resources. www.jweb.org.uk (0)3002225949
To complement and support the tremendous work of local volunteers, they have launched the United Synagogue Coronavirus Helpline, which aims to be a central port of call for members who need extra help whether practical, spiritual or emotional. email@example.com (0)2083435696 https://www.theus.org.uk/sites/default/files/US%20Coronavirus%20Helpline%20poster%20NB%20F.pdf
London Borough of Barnet – N12 8GB
The S&P Covid-19 update page shares details of how to volunteer, Rabbinic Support and Coronavirus updates. To volunteer, for Sephardi Community Members, please email Diana Zelouf at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on link to read the guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Advice and resources to support mental health and wellbeing with specific sections related to the virus and the impact of self-isolation and physical distancing.
In order to help keep people connected both to each other and their Judaism, Liberal Judaism have collated various resources to cover all aspects of life. These include, advice and guidance, accessing prayer, online events and activities.
They will be updating and expanding these pages daily. This includes links to mental health support, synagogues and services, RJTV, Youth Activities, Volunteer information and funeral information.
This page is dedicated to holding the Masorti communities close at a time of social distancing. This page includes materials, archives and live-streamed events. email@example.com
If you would like to get in touch with the Federation or with one of their member Synagogues, please click the link which will take you to their contact page.
JewishOnline is JW3’s new resouce for the entire Jewish community bringing together the widest range of Jewish content in one place for all your needs.
London Borough of Barnet – NW3 6ET
The Jewish News is Britain’s Jewish newspaper and website, with breaking news and analysis, acclaimed blogs and much more. Please follow the link to their Corona Virus update page and the ‘Online Directory’.
Streetwise works nationally with Jewish schools and Community organisations, enhancing the personal safety and personal development of young Jewish people to support their physical and emotional well being. They have Issued a guide for parents about how to keep children safe online as well as other online activities.
London and Manchester
UJS along with most of the world are responding to the needs of the community, alongside the challenges faced by the necessary restrictions imposed. UJS have created the world’s first Digital J-Soc!
London Borough of Barnet
WUJS is the international, democratic and non-partisan umbrella organisation that represents national independent Jewish student associations around the world. Via their facebook page, they are hosting online seminars and other activities.
EUJS is a pluralistic, inclusive and non-partisan umbrella organisation. They support Jewish student unions throughout Europe and represent its members in international institutions and organisations. They are hosting online seminars and other activities which can be accessed via their facebook page.
Work Avenue is a charity that aims to provide people in the community with essential lifelong skills to support themselves and their families by providing advice, placing people into suitable employment, training people with contemporary and commercial skills and providing a supportive shared workspace for entrepreneurs. The JLC and Work Avenye have established a fund to support those across the community whose earnings have been directly affected by COVID-19. Please click the link for more details and how to apply.
London Borough of Barnet – N3 2BS
The JLC have collated a list of guidance documents for charities and fundraising during this period.
London Borough of Barnet – NW4 2BZ
The purpose of JVN is to promote, connect and support volunteers to enable charities across the Jewish and wider communities to do more. They have a page specific to COVID-19 related volunteering needs and charities are able to register with JVN if they need volunteers.
London Borough of Barnet – NW4 2SJ
|Bnei Akiva is a youth movement, inspiring and empowering young Jews with a sense of commitment to the Jewish people, the Land of Israel and the Torah. Bnei Akiva usually runs weekly activities, summer and winter camps, tours, gap years and so much more. They are now running online programming.|
London – NW11 ODJ
Manchester – M7 4LU
|Noam is the youth movement of Masorti Judaism and has been empowering young people to learn and lead since 1988. They are now running online programming.|
London Borough of Barnet – N3 1XE
|RSY-Netzer is the youth movement of the Movement of Reform Judaism and the worlwide Reform Zionist Youth Movement, Netzer Olami. All activities are run for 5-18 year olds and everything is run by their 17-23 year old leaders. They are now running online programming.|
London Borough of Barnet – N3 2SY
|LJY-Netzer is the youth movement of Liberal Judaism and the worldwide Reform Zionist Youth Movement, Netzer Olami. They run events around the country throughout the year for young people between 8 and 23 yeards old. They are now running online programming.|
London Borough of Camden – W1T 4BE
|FZY is a Jewish, Zionist and pluralist youth movement. They run various programmes, camps and gap year programmes. They are now running online programming.|
London – NW4 4AR
Manchester – M7 4LU
|BBYO is the UK and Ireland region of the world’s largest Jewish youth movement. They are a peer-led organisation, based around chapters (local groups), where the members are empowered to take the lead in organising their own activities. They are now running online programming.|
London Borough of Barnet – NW4 2BZ
|Habonim Dror is a Socialist Zionist, Culturally Jewish youth movement. Through a progressive lens, they create a culture and educate based on their wordly values of equality. They run weekly activities, residential weekends, day schemes, Israel programs and summer camps. They are now running online programming.|
Glasgow, Leeds, London and Manchester
|The Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade (JLGB) is a national Jewish youth organisation based in and primarly serving the UK. They run camps, weekly activities and various other programmes including the Duke of Edinburgh award. They are now running online programming.|
|https://www.facebook.com/jlgbhq or www.jlgb.org/virtualactivitygroups|
London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Southend and Woodford