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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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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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School one step closer

ARJ Construction has been awarded the contract to build the new Kisharon School in Parson Street, Hendon and will be on site from Monday.

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Bev says…

This week it was announced that I will soon be leaving Kisharon, where I have spent ten incredible years.

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Dental care at Tuffkid

Charlie the Dragon lent a helping hand when Mr Dentist, Jeremy Kaufman, taught children how to care for their teeth at Tuffkid Nursery.

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£20k night to remember

The London skies were lit by lightning, and thunder and torrential rain provided the backdrop for this year’s Moonlight Walk, which raised £20k.

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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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Disability World: Campaign for fair care

Charity Dimensions has found alarming discrepancies in how GPs treat patients with learning disabilities and the general population, and has launched #MyGPandMe, a campaign for change

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Mayor names Kisharon as chosen charity

Councillor Reuben Thompstone, who became Barnet’s new mayor this week has named Kisharon as one of his chosen charities.

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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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Bev says…

It is heart-warming to read about so many people associated with Kisharon taking to the roads on organised walks and runs.

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House of Lords book launch

Daniel Yefet and Shammai Rotenberg attended a reception to launch four new Books Beyond Words – which they helped to create – at the House of Lords.

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Our winners

Esti, six, and nine-year-old Yoni Kashi, right, dressed to impress on Purim.

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Kisharon raises £1.12m at annual dinner

Kisharon raised a record £1.12m at the ‘Success Without Limits’ Annual Dinner at the Lancaster Hotel in London on Sunday.

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Employment success

Sophie Goligorsky, who has learning disabilities, pictured with new colleagues Jerry Platts and Liam Hutchins at central London property company GVA, is the latest success story from Kisharon’s employment programme.

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Bev’s message

In just over a week, Kisharon has taken part in the yellow candle Holocaust memorial project, and, on Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut, we remembered our fallen soldiers and celebrated 70 years of Israel’s independence.

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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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Good luck to our runners in the London Marathon

Kisharon’s runners in the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday will be giving it their all to raise in excess of £28k.

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Kisharon remembers on Yom Hashoah

A Kisharon School pupil lit a yellow candle on Yom Hashoah this week in memory of two-year-old Rudika Blaustien, of Budapest who perished at Auschwitz.

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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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That moment of elation…

The leap in the air says: “We made it!” The brave team that climbed Ben Nevis in winter conditions, raising more than £32k for Kisharon, is back safe and sound.

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Children learn to prepare for Pesach at Tuffkid

Age is no barrier when it comes to Pesach cleaning at Tuffkid Nursery. Children took turns at duster duty, and tackled floors with a toy vacuum cleaner.

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Bev says…

The story of Pesach is a celebration of Bnei Yisroel’s deliverance from the adversity and challenge of Mitzraim. It is a mixture of hope and strong belief that propels the Jews forward to eventually become a proud and free nation.

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Fundraising with Amazon

Raise money for Kisharon while you shop by signing up for Amazonsmile.

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Coasting to work!

People supported by Kisharon have packed thousands of Seder table coasters to meet huge demand.

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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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Model pupils

Pupils cheered as they modelled the smart new Kisharon School uniform which will become compulsory from September this year in early preparation for the move to purpose-built premises.

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Cherie Blair Ladies Brunch raises £52k

Cherie Blair praised Kisharon for the amazing breadth of its work at a Ladies’ Brunch in Finchley on Monday which raised a record £52k.

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Purim – all white thanks to our supporters!

With the UK experiencing arctic conditions, Purim could have been a complete whiteout without the determination of our staff and supporters.

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Mezuzot for head office

The Rt. Hon Charles Wigoder, Executive Chairman of the Utility Warehouse put up the mezuzah at our new head office in Edgware Road, Colindale on Wednesday.

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Happy to meet you, Cherie!

There was goodwill all round when Cherie Blair, CBE, QC  toured Kisharon’s services on Thursday, writes Bev. With warmth and humility, Cherie, wife of former prime minister Tony Blair, greeted every staff member and volunteer she encountered.

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Lessons for teachers

The focus on this year’s inset day at Kisharon School was exploring techniques used to help pupils with limited verbal communication and understanding.

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Forging community links

Kisharon, with Barnet Learning Disabilities team, ran their first community engagement group at Childs Hill Library.

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Building work to begin in May for new school

Plans are underway for building work to start at on the new Kisharon School in May. The former head office in Parson Street will be transformed into a cutting edge school for children with learning disabilities.

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Shop at Waitrose Mill Hill

Waitrose Mill Hill is supporting Kisharon so remember to do your shopping there. Throughout February, for the first time, Kisharon is one of the three local charities named on the green tokens contribution box by the exit.

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We’re counting on you

It’s Purim next week and your Kisharon bucket awaits!

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Disability World: Raising a child with special needs

Raising children is fraught with challenges and even more so if that child has learning disabilities.

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Go for it, Adrian!

Adrian Jacobs is raising money for Kisharon in the Jerusalem Half Marathon – said to be one of the toughest in the world – for the fourth time next month, March.

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New job for Shammai

Shammai Rotenberg has a new job. He has paid employment at The Grove, the luxury hotel, spa and golf resort in Hertfordshire.

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Bev says…

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

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Trailblazing app leaves more time for care

An innovative and secure information sharing app is freeing up more contact time for Kisharon staff to spend with those in their care.

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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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Autism first for Kisharon School

The National Autistic Society (NAS) has awarded Kisharon School its sought-after accreditation for autism, making it the first Jewish school with the accolade.

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Disability World: Company seeks autism skills

London company Auticon is offering careers in IT and related areas specifically for people with autism.

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New centre….new routes

Travel training is underway so those attending Kisharon’s Ohel Rachel Adult Opportunity and Employment Services at its new location in East Finchley can travel there independently and with confidence.

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Computers – in easy steps

Students on Kisharon’s vocational skills course are taking their first steps to becoming computer literate.

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Make 2018 your year of achievement

Make 2018 the year you take on a personal challenge and have fun with Team Kisharon.

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Trustee Leo Noé

Leo Noé has been a Kisharon Trustee since 1998, and his clarity of thought and approach, as well as his understanding of the cause and community, ensures he is an essential member of the Trustee Board.

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Trustee Daniel Klein

Seeing individuals achieve goals when the odds are stacked against them is particularly gratifying for Daniel Klein, who as a Trustee, is following in the footsteps of his father, Patrice.

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Trustee Richard Levy

Richard Levy was an audit partner working on the Kisharon accounts when he was asked to become a trustee.

 

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Trustee David Rasouly

After years in the city’s financial sector, the dedication of Kisharon staff proved an eye-opener for Trustee David Rasouly.

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Trustee Andrew Loftus

Andrew Loftus is the Trustee with a mammoth responsibility – delivering the new Kisharon School.

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Trustee Joanne Greenaway

Newest Kisharon Trustee, Joanne Greenaway, on the board for 18 months, says she is on a steep learning curve.

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Trustee Yitzy Lerner

A boyhood friendship with Yonatan Lev, who was supported by Kisharon until he passed away last year, brought Trustee Yitzy Lerner to Kisharon.

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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.