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Supported Living triumph

Supported Living at Kisharon has reached the finals of the prestigious LaingBuisson Awards which recognise and celebrate excellence and innovative services in health care.

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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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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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A rich and fulfilling life

Kisharon’s two new flats in Leeside Cresent were filled within days and a flurry of applicants for accommodation confirm that supported living is a rich life for those with learning disabilities.

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In loving memory of Rachel Brenig

Naomi Brenig has unveiled a plaque dedicating Kisharon’s new NW London Day Opportunities Centre to the memory of her daughter, Rachel Brenig z”l who was supported by Kisharon until she passed away in 2010.

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Top volunteering team

Six teenage girls who have helped at Kisharon every week for a year are an amazing example of youth volunteering.

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Kisharon celebrates independent living

Kisharon took part in European Independent Living Day, which was marked in 30 countries across Europe – and as far as Iraq.

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Welcoming in the spring

The special bracha Birkat Ha’llanot was recited – with support from Clive Rosenfeld – on the first sighting of blossom on a fruit tree in the garden at Leeside Crescent.

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Here’s to good health

Trying to change your diet for the better and to move more? People supported by Kisharon are doing just the same.

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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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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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Father and daughter team in Kisharon painting project

Graphic designer Marc Harding teamed up with his daughter Lola, 12, to produce a large and colourful painting for Kisharon’s Hanna Schwalbe supported living facility in Golders Green.

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Bev’s on the ball!

Chief Executive Dr Beverley Jacobson led her team to victory in a Kisharon v Langdon football match on Mitzvah Day.

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Shabbat UK started right here!

Shabbat UK started at Tuffkid nursery with 30 children taking part in a challah bake.

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Kisharon’s £500k Hanna Schwalbe redevelopment opens its doors

Eli Cohen proudly fixed the mezuzah to the front door of the former Hanna Schwalbe care home in Leeside Crescent, Golders Green, which is now seven flats for people with learning disabilities, following a £500k renovation.

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Great work wins Kisharon employment programme $50,000

Kisharon has been awarded a $50,000 prize for its work in helping adults with learning disabilities integrate into the community. The US-based Ruderman Family Foundation
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Donate a mezuzah

Removal vans will be pulling up outside Leeside Crescent from the end of next month (July), when the first tenants move in to brand new apartments.
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I’ll drink to that!

You’d be excused for thinking he was only here for the beer...but Moishe Goldblatt took in most of the major tourist attractions on a Dublin city-centre
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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.