Fund Raising Walk 7th April 2019
Starting at 9.00am from the Chalkwell Station end of the seafront; Walking along the seafront to the Harvester Restaurant, Shoeburyness. Stop for a 15 minute break before returning along the seafront back to the cul-de-sac at Chalkwell, then onto the Community Centre in Cobham Road where there will be a bagel brunch to which everyone is invited.
Ever since Geoffrey Pepper moved into the area several years ago, he has been a stalwart of the Southend and Westcliff Jewish community. Geoffrey wanted to take an active role as soon as possible. It was not long before his community spirit was recognised. He was elected into one of the two warden positions at the Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation synagogue and is still one of the current wardens` after serving thirteen consecutive years in the role. The time consuming and challenging role of warden would be more than enough for most but once again Geoffrey finds time this year to take a lead role in a fund raising activity for Emunah. The proceeds raised will help furnish and supply essentials for the boys home in Afula, Northern Israel.
Beit Rothschild Sarah Herzog Children’s Centre, Urgent Afula Dormitory Refurbishment.
This year British Emunah is committed to supporting a vital project in the Emunah Afula Children’s Home in Northern Israel, where ‘at risk` children, some orphaned, some abused, all neglected, are given the help they need to literally save their lives. The project is the urgent renovation of the teenage boys’ dormitory. The building is more than 60 years old and has been home to hundreds of boys. The conditions the children are now living in are very basic and in urgent need of upgrading to meet modern standards. Just like our children, these children need a safe, nurturing, secure home environment with their own personal space, a bed, a desk to study at and a cupboard for their belongings, and bathroom facilities which afford appropriate privacy. We have managed to obtain a matched funding pledge so every pound raised will be doubled.
With your help Emunah can provide these much needed facilities and living accommodation for the boys helping them to heal and to feel valued, just as we hope our own children do, so they can go on to a better future.
Emunah in Israel helps thousands of children and families on a daily basis through its network of residential homes, high schools, day care and community centres and therapy and counselling services. British Emunah fundraises to support 36 projects in Israe
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