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Kisharon welcomes NHS Long Term Plan

Kisharon has welcomed the health targets set in the NHS Long Term Plan, and the new job opportunities it pledges for adults with learning disabilities and autism.

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Disability World: degree first for Sarah

Sarah Gordy, who has starred in Call the Midwife, and was made an MBE in November, is the first person with Down’s Syndrome to receive an honorary degree from a UK university.

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Walking award for Eli

A trophy was presented to Eli Sulzbacher by Tottenham MP David Lammy at the House of Commons for taking part in the Hospital Kosher Meals Service sponsored walk every year for around three decades.

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Kisharon shows solidarity with European neighbours

Jewish social care leaders from across Europe learned about Kisharon from Operations Director Julia Brown when she spoke at the 12th European Annual Conference of Jewish Social Welfare in Prague in November.

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Bev says…

Ten years ago I began working at Kisharon having been drawn to this line of work by my own experience. I felt indebted for the soul-saving support I had received and humbled by the many people who I witnessed reaching out daily to help and support my daughter Talya as she struggled to make her way in the world.

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Disability World: New easy dressing from M&S

M&S is making the morning routine easier with a new range of clothes for children who use wheelchairs or frames or with sensory disabilities.The materials used are especially soft for sensitive skin, are easy to put on and can accommodate feeding tubes

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Bev says…

The year 5778 has been transformational for Kisharon. In addition to the supported living service growing by 20%, the vocational skills programme secured exciting employment outcomes, the Skills for Employment hub was opened and Childs Hill Library was refurbished.

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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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Eli’s done it again!

Eli Sulzbacher, a Kisharon supported living resident, is pictured centre on what could be his 30th Hospital Kosher Meals Service Walk in Hertfordshire earlier this month

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Top marks for Tuffkid

Tuffkid Nursery won a five star environmental health rating after an unannounced visit by a Barnet Council inspector.

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Our award semi-finalists

Kisharon staff have reached the semi-finals of the WIZO Commitment Awards presented for changing lives and building futures. The winners will be announced in July.

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Bev says…

The new year heralds an exciting period for Kisharon. After only a week…

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Bev says…

This week is the 8th national Trustees’ Week which this year celebrates more than 1million trustees who are overseeing 196,000 charities, making the UK the 6th most giving country in the world.

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NICE calls for more care in the community

The National Institute for Health and Centre Excellence (NICE) is calling for specialist care in the community for people with learning disabilities who have behaviour that challenges, to avoid admissions to psychiatric wards or residential homes.

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Brilliant night raises £4k

A well attended Young Kisharon event in central London on Sunday with ping pong, sushi and a raffle with top prizes raised almost £4,000.

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It’s Shabbat UK!

The aroma of bread baking filled Kisharon as the services organised their own challah bakes in the run up to Shabbat UK, which starts this evening.

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Julia says…

Immense appreciation is due to people we support, our staff, volunteers, families and to those who commission our services for their positive reaction and contribution to our plans to further integrate our services.

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Bev says…

A casual comment by my father at shul in Johannesburg last Shabbat and the Chinese whispers that followed resulted in a headline this week in the South African Jewish Report: ‘SA doctor celebrates Rosh Hashanah with British Prime Minister’.

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It’s not too late to place your Rosh Hashanah order

It’s not too late to order personalised honey, buy New Year cards or find a delightful present at the Equal Gifts and Homeware Shop in Temple Fortune.

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Become an Equal Loyalty Card holder

Support Kisharon’s social enterprises by becoming an Equal Loyalty Card holder. You’ll save money and be the first to hear about our special offers. Use the card before Rosh Hashanah for a savings bonus.

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Rosh Hashanah first for Kisharon

This year’s Rosh Hashanah appeal is unique. It is the first time any charity has been responsible for the design, packing and mailing preparation of its appeal and we have achieved this, with the people we support making it happen.

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Read our Annual Review

Kisharon’s Annual Review 2016, our year in words, pictures and in easy read, is out now

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Rachel is artist of the month at Equal

Bright colours are on show at Equal, Kisharon’s gift shop in Temple Fortune, where Rebecca Frankel-Rudowski is artist of the month in August.

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Bev says…

Traditionally, August is the time of a summer lull, yet Kisharon is frenetic with activity.

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New garden for Tuffkid Nursery

A full refurbishment is taking place this summer at Tuffkid Nursery with a creative new garden, made possible by the Wolfson Jewish School Fund and the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust.

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Childs Hill Library hosts the Summer Reading Challenge

Childs Hill Library, run by Kisharon and Barnet Mencap is hosting the Summer Reading Challenge for 4-11 year olds.

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Personalised honey for the sweetest New Year

This year why not order personalised jars of Kisharon honey? It’s the perfect gift for Rosh Hashanah.

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Bev says…

This month I had the huge privilege of attending the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel where 10 000 athletes from 80 countries came together to compete in a myriad of sporting events.

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Disability World: It’s that time again…the long summer holiday

The sun is shining and school is nearly over…but how are we going to fill the long summer holiday?

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‘I’m Good’ wins gold award

Kisharon is feeling good all over as we win gold at the EVCOM Clarion Awards, the fifth trophy in a row for our films.

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Bev says…

Recently, I discovered that the word ‘inclusion’ originates from the Latin word ‘inclusionem’ which means ‘to shut in or confine’.

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Stunning pieces on show

Two featured designers at the Equal gift shop in Temple Fortune next month will bring unparalleled originality to ceramic homewares.

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Children brush up on dental care

Open wide…dentist Jeremy Kaufman taught children how to care properly for their teeth when he visited Tuffkid Nursery this week.

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Mayor’s award for our six volunteers

Six outstanding Kisharon volunteers were presented with certificates by the Mayor of Barnet Councillor Brian Salinger at the Volunteers’ Week volunteering fair at the Arts Depot in Finchley. The six were Sarah Adler, Peter Lewinson, Terry Markewicz, Eliezer Gilbert, Lisa Silverbeck and David Shemtob.

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Royal date for Kisharon

A royal welcome awaited Janice Marriott, Tuffkid Head and David Abrahams, who is supported at the Ohel Rochel day service, at one of the Queen’s garden parties at Buckingham Palace.

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Kisharon appoints new director

Julia Brown has become Kisharon’s new Director of Operations and Development.

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General Election – feeling valued in society

People supported by Kisharon will be at the polls for the general election on June 8 and many feel passionate about politics.

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Doors open at new library

The Childs Hill Partnership Library, run by Kisharon and Mencap, is set to open its doors this Wednesday.

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Disability World: Opening a bank account

Opening a bank account isn’t a big deal for most of us but takes an extraordinary effort for anyone with a learning disability.

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Bev says…

The festival of Purim celebrates the Jewish people overcoming an onslaught planned by Haman that was motivated by hatred.

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Legal experts answer your questions at free event

Who makes decisions when a young person with learning disabilities reaches 18? A free event is taking place at Kisharon next week to answer your questions.

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Bev says…

The dream of providing supported living in Stamford Hill has become a reality at last.

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Learning about disability

Youth members from Hampstead Garden Suburb shul worked with adults supported by Kisharon on Sunday to produce a Tu B’Shvat poster in a Kisharon disability awareness programme.

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Kisharon’s £45k breakfast with Metro Bank

Kisharon raised a record £45,000 at its annual business breakfast when Vernon Hill, the billionaire chairman and founder of Metro Bank was the guest speaker.

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Choose a Challenge for 2017

Our 2017 Challenge Events booklet is out now, so take on a Kisharon challenge in 2017!

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Kisharon helps students get on their bikes!

Kisharon’s Bus Stop Bikes is supplying 12 bikes for FreeWheelers, the new Middlesex University campus cycle hire scheme.

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Our exciting year ahead

This K-news unveils some of our innovative activities and projects to kick off 2017, says Beverley Jacobson, Kisharon Chief Executive.

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Kisharon joins Social Enterprise UK

Kisharon has joined Social Enterprise UK, whose members are committed to changing the world through their businesses.

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Barbican project enriches students

Students from Kisharon’s further education college, HCC@Kisharon have just completed a three-month Barbican Art Box project on clothes and fashion.

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Decision day for Kisharon School

Show your support for the new Kisharon School by coming to a planning committee meeting at Hendon Town Hall at 7pm on Thursday 9 February.

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Raise money for Kisharon this Purim!

For the best fun this Purim, on Sunday 12 March, sign up to collect for us!

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Barnet appoints Kisharon to run library services

Kisharon is preparing to take over Childs Hill Library, in Golders Green with Mencap from this April as one of Barnet Council’s new partnership libraries.

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Come to Equal for a truly sweet Chanukah

Golden crunchy honeycomb (£3.50) is one of the mouth-watering Chanukah delights on sale now at Equal, made under KLBD supervision and packaged beautifully by adults supported by Kisharon.

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Bev says…

The year 2016 has been wonderfully successful at Kisharon. In March, Tuffkid was rated ‘Outstanding’ in all categories for the third successive Ofsted inspection;

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Kisharon hosts ECJC Shadowing initiative

Social care professionals from Latvia and Estonia shadowed staff for two days at Tuffkid Nursery and Kisharon School. Their visit was part of Kisharon’s ongoing relationship with the ECJC,  the European Council of Jewish Communities.

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Bev’s home and dry!

“It was the experience of a lifetime,” said Bev, now back in the warmth of her office at Kisharon after completing the Antarctic Ice Marathon last week. She has raised £50,275 – exceeding her target of £50k.

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Leon Greenman leaves legacy to Kisharon

Auschwitz survivor Leon Greenman has left a £20,000 legacy to Kisharon. The funding, which was awarded recently, will foot the bill for resources and equipment in Adult Day Services for a year.

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Join us for Shabbat UK

Muswell Hill Shul has teamed up with Kisharon for Shabbat UK (November 11/12).

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Antarctic Ice Marathon challenge for Bev

Chief Executive Bev Jacobson has admitted that the Antarctic Ice Marathon on November 24 is her maddest challenge yet.

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Kisharon runners raise £7k in Royal Parks Half Marathon

Kisharon will receive a £7,000 boost thanks to its team of 11 runners who took part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 9 October.

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“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.