Volunteer Dinner 2016

14-10-2016

For the first time since its establishment, Ezra U'Marpeh hosted a dinner honouring its volunteers and their spouses, in recognition of their devotion throughout the years. The event took place on Monday 19 September at the Norrice Lea Synagogue in Hampstead Garden Suburb and was attended by some 300 participants. The guests were welcomed into a hall that was exquisitely adorned to the theme of...

GALA 20th ANNIVERSARY DINNER

12-02-2016

On Monday 8 February 2016 we held our gala 20th anniversary dinner which celebrated the outstanding work of Ezra Umarpeh and paid tribute to the people who make it all happen. Mr William Shawcross, chair of the charity commission in England and Wales, honored us with his presence. We thank him for taking the time to come and speak to us and appreciate his support towards Ezra Umarpeh and the Je...

BARONESS SUSAN WILLIAMS OF TRAFFORD VISITS EZRA UMARPEH HEAD OFFICE

18-01-2016

Early in December, the Stamford Hill community hosted Baroness Susan Williams of Trafford on a walkabout tour that emphasised the quality and scope of the local Jewish community services. The tour was also attended by 15 civil servants from various government departments, including Education (DfE), Culture and the Foreign Office (FCO). Representatives of the Board Deputies and the Jewish Leadersh...

EZRA UMARPEH RECEIVES ONE HACKNEY ‘BEST TEAM’ AWARD

04-11-2015

Having come onto the One Hackney and City framework in April 2015, Ezra Umarpeh has come second place in the inaugural One Hackney and City awards.  Our nomination was for an outstanding team who exemplifies both One Hackney patient and staff ‘always’ events.   Jennifer Walker, Programme Director, presented the award saying:  “Ezra Umarpeh is a small and dynamic organisation which has...

MK RABBI LITZMAN, HEALTH MINISTER, VISITS EZRA UMARPEH’S HEAD OFFICE

24-10-2015

Rabbi Yaakov Liztman, Minister of Health in Israel visited the offices of Ezra Umarpeh in North London.  The MK toured the premises including the medical equipment warehouse and met with trustees and volunteers.   Dayan Binyomin Eckstein, Rabbi and trustee of Ezra Umarpeh spoke warmly of Rabbi Litzman's efforts on behalf of improving health services in Israel and trustee Mr Moshe Grosskopf quot...

EZRA UMARPEH CELEBRATES SHABBAT UK IN LONDON HOSPITALS

24-10-2015

In conjunction with the office of the Chief Rabbi, Ezra Umarpeh responded to a request from Shabbat UK organisers to help those in hospital celebrate Shabbat UK on Parshas Lech Lecha.  Special Shabbos ‘care packages’ were produced to ensure Jewish patients and staff would not be left out of the national Shabbos celebration that week. Packed by dedicated volunteers, over 60 packages were dist...

EZRA UMARPEH PROVIDES YOM TOV HELP FOR PATIENTS

28-09-2015

Once again, Ezra Umarpeh’s services operated right through Yom Tov to support patients and their families whether at home or hospital.  From warehouses in the heart of the Jewish communities of Stamford Hill, Golders Green and Salford, hundreds of medical equipment items were loaned, often out of hours, including nearly two hundred wheelchairs which enabled the elderly and disabled to attend sh...

HOMERTON HOSPITAL RESPITE ROOM REFURBISHED

22-01-2015

Thanks to funding from a grateful service user, the large portacabin at the rear of the Homerton Hospital has received new furnishings including oak tables, leather chairs and comfortable tub chairs. A local enterprise Kosher Vending have now installed a vending machine so that additional foods such as chocolates and soda cans can be purchased on site. There has been positive feedback from patie...

MOBILE SHABBOS UNITS

07-01-2015

A number of mobile units have now been delivered to hospital across the UK where Jewish patients may visit. These units on wheels are stocked with the same essential items as our Shabbos Rooms and can be requested from the Chaplaincy offices at the following hospitals: Llan Clwyd Hospital (near Llandudno Mother and Baby Home) Kings College Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital. An additional unit wi...

NEW ACCESSIBLE VEHICLE FOR BARNET BRANCH

07-01-2015

Based on the increasing number of requests for our wheelchair accessible vehicle coming from the North West London area, Ezra Umarpeh has purchased a new vehicle for our Barnet Branch to provide local accessible transportation services for the disabled. Largely sponsored by the Adler family, the project is dedicated to the memory of the late Dr and Mrs Adler and will serve the North West London c...

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