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In loving memory of Rachel Brenig

21 March 2018

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.

rachel website  rachel 2 website

The naming of the centre is in recognition of the generous donations of Rachel’s grandparents, the late Norman Rokach z”l and his wife Helen, her parents, Leon and Naomi Brenig and many of their friends and family who also contributed.

This generosity has facilitated much of Kisharon’s progress. In addition to improvements to facilities, it allowed Kisharon to acquire a 25-year lease on a property in Montpellier Rise which, in turn, created the opportunity to refurbish the Hanna Schwalbe Home to provide accommodation for nine young adults with learning difficulties in seven separate flats. Since then Kisharon has grown its supported living service to support 27 adults.

In addition to the Ohel Rachel naming, the flat at Eagle Lodge in Golders Green where Rachel lived was renamed Beit Rachel several years ago.There will always be a lasting memory of Rachel and staff ensure that her yarzheit is remembered every year at both locations.

Although Rachel’s loss was immeasurable for her family, it is inspiring how they have kept her memory alive and reached out to ensure that others in similar situations benefit. Kisharon is exceptionally grateful to the Rokach and Brenig families.

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