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Parshas Matos-Masei

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K–NEWS

July 17, 2015

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Kisharon Annual Dinner 2015


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Dr Beverley Jacobson is Chief Executive of Kisharon. Beverley talks about the Kisharon Annual Dinner.

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On the night of the Kisharon Annual Dinner there was a tube

strike. No underground trains were running.

Despite this, 600 guests supported Kisharon warmly and

were generous. It was fabulous.

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We looked back on our achievements in the past year.

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Everyone involved in Kisharon helps us to grow.

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Everyone means the trustees, staff, parents of the people we

support and individuals who need support, volunteers and

those who give us money.

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Thank you for being part of Kisharon on this exciting journey.

National stories for people with learning disabilities have been included in this K-News.

Page 1: Kisharon showcase: Chief Executive Dr Beverley Jacobson, speaker Dame Stephanie Shirley and Nicola Rubinoff, chair of the dinner committee at the Kisharon Annual Dinner. Photos: John Rifkin.

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In this K-News you can read about: Good luck Peter page 4 Science Museum sends bubble trouble page 5

An easy way to raise money for Kisharon page 6

Meet Bradley at breakfast page 7

Wheelchairs for children page 8 Annual dinner is a great success page 9 Annual dinner – see the photos page 10

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Triumph for Gavin page 12

Making matters clear page 13

Thank you readers of K-News page 14 Choosing colours page 14 Come to the conference page 15 New home for two women page 16 Jewish living page 17 Supported living in Stamford Hill page 18

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Good luck Peter l

Volunteering Award.

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Peter needed many people to vote for him.

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Everyone at Kisharon voted.

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Peter’s family and friends voted too.

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He goes to Barnet Synagogue. Everyone there

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Volunteer Peter Lewinson might win a Wohl JVN

voted.

Peter must wait until the end of July to find out if

he has won.

Peter volunteers at Kisharon three days every

week.

He teaches adults with learning disabilities to

work with numbers and to read.

At Tuffkid Nursery, he teaches the children how

to grow plants and flowers.


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Two children from Tuffkid Nursery went inside a huge bubble.

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The bubble around them was made by a bubble expert from the Science Museum in London.

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The children learned how to make bubbles with water and washing up liquid.

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They made many bubbles. Small ones, medium-sized ones and very large ones.

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Children learned how to waft a bubble.

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This means waving your hands under a bubble to keep it in the air.

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“The children had a fantastic time,” said Tuffkid Nursery Head Janice Marriott.

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An easy way to raise money for Kisharon l

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Do you shop online? If so, you can raise money for

Kisharon.

A website called easyfundraising.org.uk makes it very

simple.

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You need to set up an account.

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When you buy something, the owner of the shop or

store gives some money to Kisharon.

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You can support other charities too.

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2,700 shops are in the easyfundraising scheme.

Some of the biggest are listed here: John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, ebay,

amazon.co.uk, Argos and Next.


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Meet Bradley at breakfast l

Kisharon is having a business breakfast on Wednesday 11 November.

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The speaker will be Bradley Fried, deputy chairman of the Bank of England.

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He will talk about finance in the UK.

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He will say how problems in other European countries affect us.

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Next year people in the UK will vote whether to stay in the European Union or leave.

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The European Union is a group of 28 countries. It was set up so they could work closely together.

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Bradley will explain how this might change financial matters in the UK.

l For more information about the event, contact Jo Lubbock, Events Manager on 020 3393 0162.

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Wheelchairs for children l

Powered wheelchairs called Wizzybugs are available for

children under ďŹ ve.

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Wizzybugs are for children who cannot walk.

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Parents or carers can borrow one for as long as they need it.

It is free of charge.

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A Wizzybug can be used inside and outdoors.

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It gives a child freedom to go wherever they want to.

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It is battery powered. l

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Wizzybugs are made by the charity Designability. It

creates products for people with disabilities.

For more information about Wizzybugs go to

designability.org.uk


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Dinner is a great success Kisharon’s annual dinner raised £800,000. It was at the Lancaster London.

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David Lammy MP for Tottenham was at the dinner. He has a son with special needs.

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The Mayor of Barnet Mark Shooter was there too.

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Organisers wanted guests to know what it feels like to have a learning disability.

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Guests saw a film about a girl called Becky. She has learning disabilities.

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The brochure and the menu were written in easy read.

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The main speaker was Dame Stephanie Shirley, a successful businesswoman.

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She spoke about her son Giles. He had autism.

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Ashley Blaker a comedian made guests laugh.

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His daughter Soroh goes to Kisharon Day School.

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Turn over for pictures of the dinner.

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A brilliant evening Kisharon’s Annual Dinner last week at the London Lancaster was a night to

remember. It took a very long time to organise. It went well and everyone was pleased. Kisharon raised more than £800,000.

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The dinner committee organised the event. C

row on the left. Richard Franklin Kisharon’s Di

the top right and speaker Dame Stephanie Sh

husband is Barnet Mayor Mark Shooter was o

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Councillor Mark Shooter the Mayor

of Barnet made a toast to the State

of Israel. He represents local people. l

Kisharon’s Rabbi Harvey Belovski, Meir Halp

Shaya Zimmels, speaker Ashley Blaker, Eli Co Jeffrey Rubinoff and Richard Franklin.

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David Lammy MP for Tottenham

made a toast to the Queen.

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Everything is ready for the dinner to begin.


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Photos: John Rifkin

Chief Executive Dr Beverley Jacobson is in the top

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Nicola and Jeffrey Rubinoff

were in charge of the dinner

committee. Their daughter Evie

irector of Fundraising and Communications is on

is a pupil at Tuffkid Nursery.

hirley is on the bottom right. Melissa Shooter whose

on the dinner committee but is not in the photo.

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Speaker Ashley Blaker is a

comedian and made

everyone laugh. He writes for

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the radio and television.

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Dame Stephanie Shirley was the main

speaker at the dinner.

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Beverley with her daughter

Dani. Dani was a volunteer at the dinner.

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NATIONAL NEWS

Triumph for Gavin l

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Gavin Harding MBE is the new Mayor of Selby, which is in

north Yorkshire.

A mayor is someone who speaks up for his town, runs

meetings and goes to events

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Gavin has cerebral palsy.

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He is the first mayor in the UK to have a learning

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disability.

Gavin was given an MBE (Member of the British Empire)

last year for representing people with learning disabilities.

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He was interviewed in The Independent newspaper.

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In The Independent, he said that becoming mayor

showed you can achieve things that people say cannot be achieved.

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Gavin added: “Don’t let people put you down.”


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Making matters clear l

Communicating will be easier in the future.

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From July 2016, people who cannot make themselves understood must be helped.

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This will be the law in the NHS and in other caring organisations.

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Staff will have to find out the people who need information in a different way.

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This will go on patients’ notes. Staff must know who needs help.

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People with disabilities will be helped to make themselves understood whenever they have an appointment.

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Leaflets or letters must be easily understood too.

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Thank you readers of K-News l

In the last K-News, Kisharon asked for mezuzahs for

the new supported living homes in Leeside Crescent, Golders Green.

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Kisharon now has enough mezuzuahs for all the

seven apartments.

“Many thanks to everyone,” said Supported Living

Development Manager, Hadassa Kessler.

Choosing colours l

Simcha Ballon is making choices.

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He is deciding the colour of his new sofa.

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All the men moving to the new homes in Leeside

Crescent are choosing the furniture and fittings they would like.

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Information is in easy read to help.


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Come to the conference l

A conference on learning disability is taking place in London on Thursday 25 November.

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It is called Learning Disability Today London 2015 and it will be at the Olympia Conference Centre in Kensington.

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Experts from all parts of the UK will talk about what they do.

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Good ideas will be shared.

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Teachers, carers, support workers and many others will be there.

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People with learning disabilities, their families and carers can go free of charge.

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It is run by the magazine Learning Disability Today.

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For more information,go to https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/ldtevent/london-2015/

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New home for two women

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Would you like a new place to live?

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A three-bedroom house in Golders Green is available for supported living.

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The property is close to shops and other facilities in the Jewish community.

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Two women with learning disabilities can move in.

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The third bedroom is for a support worker.

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Kisharon is renting the house from the Jewish Community Housing Association. This is now called JLiving.

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Would you like to move to the house? Call Hadassa Kessler Supported Living Development Manager on 020 3393 0171.


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Jewish living Yaakov Kramer teaches Limmudei Kodesh at Kisharon. Yaakov tells us about the nine days. l

The time between Rosh Chodesh Av and Tisha B’Av is known as the nine days.

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We are sad because the Beis Hamikdosh, the Holy Temple, was destroyed on Tisha B’Av.

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To show we are sad we do not have haircuts, weddings, or listen to live music.

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We do not eat meat or drink wine.

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On Shabbos we are never sad so we can have meat and wine.

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We look forward to the Beis Hamikdosh being rebuilt in Yerushalayim when Moshiach comes.

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Young adults with learning disabilities living in Stamford Hill could move to new homes with support soon.

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Hackney and Haringey Councils wanted to make sure the Charedi community knew about improvements for adults with learning disabilities.

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The councils asked Interlink to help them.

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Interlink and other Charedi organisations Tikva, Misgav and In Touch worked with Kisharon on this.

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They found many young adults with learning disabilities and parents who thought supported living was a very good idea.

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Now everyone is trying hard to find homes in Stamford Hill for these young adults.

The young adults and their parents will be helped with the move by the Charedi groups and the two councils.

Chaim Dovid’s Zmanim

This week, Shabbos Matos-Masei comes in at 8.55 and ends at 10.18. This information is supplied by Chaim Dovid Rotenberg. He is supported by Kisharon.

Kisharon Head Office: 54 Parson Street, London, NW4 1TP l T: 020 8203 2233 l Helpline: 0300 222 5949

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