Welfare

  • Mill Hill Care

    Mill Hill Care, the welfare arm of the Mill Hill community offers a broad range of welfare and social services to the community.

    The intention is to cater for the emotional and physical well being of the entire community. Needs vary and are usually personal and specific.
    We endeavour to help we can, or otherwise liaise with the broader professional community organisations that can.
    Hospital and home visitations, ‘befrienders’ to the elderly, special festival food parcels, bereavement services and general support are all available.

     

    There is a 24 hour welfare hotline available on

    020 8933 3787

     

    If you’d like more information, please contact:

    Rebbetzin Chani Schochet (chanischochet@aol.com)

    or contact the synagogue office
    (either by calling 020 8959 1137 or using the contact form here)



     

  • Tehillim Group
    Tehilim (the book of Psalms) is an ancient text composed by King David. For thousands of years Jews have recited Tehilim for various reasons, for example when they find themselves in difficult situations personally or communally.

    We have set up a Mill Hill Tehilim Group for men and women to read the complete book of 150 Tehillim on a designated day each month. Each member of the group will be given a Pslam to read which can be read in Hebrew or English. 

    To register your interest in joining the group, please give us your contact details by filling out the form below and pressing "Submit".

    If you have any queries please contact us using this contact form .

    We hope you will join us in bringing this meaningful spiritual experience to life for our community.  

    Chani Schochet &
    Beverley Crowne


     

    Shul Booking Form
     
  • Welfare Hotline


    There is a 24 hour welfare hotline available on

    020 8933 3787

    staffed on Friday morning,
    otherwise a 24-hour answer machine, checked at regular intervals

     

    To read more about Mill Hill Care,
    please click here.

     

  • Chevra Kadisha

    Chevra Kadisha

     

    The Mill Hill Men’s Voluntary Chevra Kadisha was reformed in 2005 to work in conjunction with the United Synagogue Burial Society to look after the needs of the deceased male members of our community and the wider United Synagogue Community - to carry out the sacred act of Taharah (ritual cleansing and preparation) prior to burial.

    The members of the Chevra Kadisha, which currently has in excess of 14 male volunteers who give up their time freely, at short notice, to provide the community with this holy and sacred act, without acknowledgement and thanks.

    The deceased female members of our community are equally cared for by the centralised voluntary Women’s Chevra Kadisha, of whom many ladies of our community are members.

     

    Both the men’s and women’s Chevra are constantly looking for additional volunteers.
    For further details please contact Andy Gilmore via the Shul Office.

     

     

  • Join our Welfare team

    Chani Schochet leads our Mill Hill Care team which comprises of a number of different people giving their time in a variety of different ways to the Community.

    We have around 20 members on the main Welfare committee, as well as other subsidiary groups. Some of the areas covered are listed below.

    1.         A 24 hour hotline
    2.         Befriending: call or visit elderly, lonely or ill members of our community.
    3.         Chevra Kadisha
    4.         Bereavement: counselling and support, as well as provision of food.
    5.         Illness: hospital visits as well as home visits and provision of food.
    7.         Rosh Hashanah phone calls to senior members.
    8.         Yom Tov parcels to those who need or have had a difficult year.
    9.         Sending birthday cards to parents of a new born baby.
    10.       Attending training courses on bereavement counselling.

    For these, and many other areas, we are still desperate for help.
    Right now, we are in particular need of men to join our team.

    Please let us know if you feel you can give us any help -
    even one hour each week to visit someone or help in any other way.

    Experience is not required and training will be provided.


    Please contact:
    Chani Schochet (chanischochet@aol.com)

    Or use the contact form that you can find here.

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  • Support Organisations
    Click on the links below for details of specialist Jewish organisations working in the Jewish community on mental health:

    Jami
    Jewish Helpline
    Raphael
     
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