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Archive for July, 2018

Message from the Kisharon Chairman

Kisharon Chairman Philip Goldberg announced this week that Richard Franklin, Fundraising and Communications Director, will become Acting Chief Executive when Beverley Jacobson leaves the organisation in October.

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New start for adults

Long-standing Kisharon supporters Irving and Gillian Carter fixed mezuzot to two new supported living apartments at Leeside Crescent that were developed through their generosity.

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Outstanding art

A striking collection of art from individuals supported by Kisharon working together with professional artists will be auctioned in September.

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New school – work starts

Working a digger was a dream come true for pupils at the site of the new £12.5m Kisharon School where building work is now underway.

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Bev’s parting gift

Chief Executive Bev Jacobson, whose parting gift is to raise funds by taking part in the Mont Blanc Marathon for the new Kisharon School, is nearing her £75k target.

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For a sweet New Year

Personalised honey for Rosh Hashanah, packed by people we support, is back by popular demand and you can place your orders now for family-sized or individual jars. Other Rosh Hashanah gifts are in the pipeline too.

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WIZO winners

Kisharon won the Commitment to Vocational Training prize at WIZO’s 2018 Commitment Awards. Dr Jo Garland of Infinity, won the Commitment to Sharing Expertise Award for her work with Kisharon to develop the Infinity app, engage staff and for rolling out the training programme.

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Pirkei Avos
“The world stands on three things: Torah, the service of G-d, and deeds of kindness.” Kisharon looks at the person not the disability, teaching Torah, Middos and Mitzvot embracing and cherishing everybody’s special talent and bringing out the best in them.