At EHRS we strive to support all of our members to the best of our ability and resources. While joining with our members in happy occasions, we also recognise that difficult situations can affect all of us at some time in our lives and we aim to be a first port-of-call if that occurs.
We employ a professional Welfare Practitioner, Val Joseph, who operates a Confidential Helpline with a dedicated telephone number. Anyone can call this number and be assured of strict confidentiality. If Val is not available when you call you can leave her a message and she will get back to you as soon as possible.
'Lets Talk' - Mental Health Awareness Evening
Sunday 23 February, 18:00 - 20:00
The focus of the evening will be the wellbeing and mental health of children, youth, young adults, and their families in our community.
Keynote speaker JONNY BENJAMIN MBE followed by a Q&A panel chaired by Phil Dave.
We also welcome LAURIE RACKIND the CEO at Jami, JOE SHEARER from the Amy Winehouse Foundation, and SHARON DANIELS from Reform Judaism, who will talk about the support their organisations provide.
RABBI MARK GOLDSMITH will facilitate a discussion of our needs and potential as a community to support each other’s mental health.
Please book your attendance below
Welfare at EHRS has pleasure in inviting you to join our Monthly Lunch Club.
With a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, you will have the chance to connect with others and feel a greater sense of belonging to our Community. The lunches are held in the synagogue hall at 13:30. Booking in advance is essential!
Upcoming dates: Tuesdays, 11 February & 10 March 2020
There will be no Monthly Lunch Club in April due to Pesach
This social group is for people living with dementia and their family carers.
Upcoming dates: Wednesday 19 February & Tuesday 17 March 2020
There will be no Memory Way Cafe in April due to Pesach
We experience bereavement and loss as part of our lives from birth to death.
Grief is painful but not an illness and the symptoms that grief may cause can sometimes be alarming.
Bereavement is like a journey, which can at times be lonely, very painful and long.
For some people, it may be difficult to accept the loss, and there may be a sense of denial about the reality of what has occurred. It is not uncommon to think you see or hear the dead person and it can take some time for the full realisation to sink in.