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Young volunteers’ day

Girls on a day off school volunteered at Kisharon College, Childs Hill Library and Kisharon School and had an insight into learning disability.

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Volunteers get stuck in on Mitzvah Day

There was something for everyone at Kisharon on Mitzvah Day – gardening, arts and crafts and sport.

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See Kisharon in action

Photos of Kisharon volunteers in action will be exhibited at a new JVN photographic exhibition at the artsdepot in Finchley.

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Volunteers – be part of our team

Staff have been learning how to make sure volunteers feel integral to the Kisharon team.

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Thanks a million, Tony

Local volunteer Tony Baker has stepped in to help at Childs Hill Library, in Cricklewood, which is run by Kisharon and Barnet Mencap.

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Library career for Jenna

Volunteering at Childs Hill Partnership Library in Cricklewood has convinced US student Jenna Wine, 20, to become a librarian.

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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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Girls’ tuck shop raises £100

Inspired by the tuck shop run by Kisharon at her school, Ariela Ohrenstein set up her own. Together with her friend Abby Smith, they piled their stall high with bottled water, Coca-Cola, ice cream and crisps and raised almost £100 for Kisharon.

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Back our London Crowdfund campaign

Together we can make our library a crowdfunding winner. We need to raise £6,500 by September and could attract funding from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

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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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Sarah hits the big time

You’ll see our much-loved volunteer, Sarah, at Kisharon, but her smiling face appears all over Barnet this month.

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Call for volunteers to help run Childs Hill Library

Kisharon is looking for volunteers to help at Childs Hill Library from April when it will start to run all library services with Barnet Mencap.

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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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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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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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A bumper Mitzvah Day for Kisharon

Learning disabilities charity Kisharon teamed up with three synagogues and Maccabi GB for an action-packed Mitzvah Day.

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Eliezer Gilbert wins JVN volunteering award

Kisharon and charity GIFT celebrated at the Wohl JVN Volunteering Awards 2016 when Eliezer Gilbert, 25, picked up the Young Adult Leadership in Volunteering prize.

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It’s official: Equal is open!

Business is booming at Kisharon’s latest social enterprise, Equal, a gift and home accessory store at 818 Finchley Road, Temple Fortune, NW11 6XL.

 

 

 

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A fond farewell

Kisharon is organising a farewell party for its four Israeli volunteers this Monday, August 15.

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Volunteers make Tuffkid a happy camp

A jelly bath, fun with shaving foam and much messy play thrilled the 16 pupils at Tuffkid Nursery’s Summer Camp. There were quieter activities too, including dance, music, arts and crafts and listening to stories.

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Fifth Kisharon anniversary for volunteer Malcolm Curzon

Former director of Habitat, Malcolm Curzon is paid these days in gratitude, rather than pounds, as a volunteer chartered accountant at Kisharon.

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Young helpers lend a hand

Lending a hand at Kisharon has become a priority for an incredible team of young volunteers who spend their free time helping others.

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Volunteers Week teach-in

Volunteers enjoyed an eye-opening breakfast session on what makes Kisharon tick during volunteers’ week.

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Volunteering is so rewarding, say brothers

Volunteering at Kisharon is an amazing experience, say brothers Sam and Joe Massias, doctors in the making.

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Volunteer with Kisharon

Jweb, the website for learning disabilities in the Jewish community, is looking for volunteers.

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JVN kitemark awarded to Kisharon

Kisharon has won an award from the Jewish Volunteering Network (JVN) for supporting its volunteers. Kisharon is only one of ten organisations to receive the endorsement, which is valid for two years.

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Hasmonean boys lend a hand at Kisharon School

Four teenage boys from Hasmonean High School have been lending a hand to special needs pupils at Kisharon School as the volunteering component of their JLGB-organised Duke of Edinburgh bronze awards. Their weekly visits were organised by JLGB’s eVOLve team.

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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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Mitzvah Day party for children

Ner Yisrael Synagogue threw a party for Tuffkid Nursery children and their siblings to mark Mitzvah Day on Sunday 22 November.

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Israeli volunteers at Kisharon School

Four young Israeli volunteers are working at Kisharon Day School for a year.

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Walk in the park for Tamara

Sunday afternoons are dog-lover Tamara Fynn’s favourite time of the week. 

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Peter wins volunteering award

Kisharon volunteer Peter Lewinson has won the Jewish Chronicle’s People’s Choice award, presented at the Wohl JVN Volunteering Awards ceremony.

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Rosh Hashanah baking marathon

This week at Kisharon adult day centre in Hendon a team of volunteers were busy baking hundreds of honey cakes and cookies to raise funds.

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Volunteer Natasha is a Kisharon star

Ace volunteer Natasha Rumney is the Kisharon fundraising team’s Girl Wednesday.
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Truly outstanding!

At only 12 years old, Keshet Dor is a remarkable young woman. She raised £300 for Kisharon on her batmitzvah, collected money on Purim, helped for a week at Tuffkid Nursery and
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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.