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, 16:00 - 20:00
EHRS will be launching a Mental Health initiative on Mental Health Shabbat Saturday 1 February when we plan to share in more detail the work that is taking place to make this happen.
We want to start the conversation with our community here at EHRS and on 23 February 2020 we will be holding a Mental Health Awareness evening.
The focus of the evening will be the mental health of children, youth, young adults and their families in our community.
We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Jonny Benjamin. He will be joined by representatives from the Amy Winehouse Foundation, Jami, and Reform Judaism for a Q&A panel, talking 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 put this date in your diaries. We also need help to organise this event and plan what we can do to support our community. Whether you have experience as a professional, or are willing to simply offer your time to volunteer or just want to get involved, please get in touch and we can then discuss this exciting initiative in more detail.
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, 15 January & 19 February 2020
This social group is for people living with dementia and their family carers.
Upcoming dates: Wednesdays, 14 January & 11 February
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.