Jewish House providing help during lockdown

June 27, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Sydney’s Jewish House has responded swiftly to the latest COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in the Eastern Suburbs.

Rabbi Mendel Kastel

Through the launch of their innovative COVID-19 Crisis Portal, clients can access their much-needed online support and resources to help them through the lockdown.

Jewish House’s COVID-19 Crisis Portal was launched in response to the coronavirus pandemic, with the aim of keeping support and services to vulnerable people in the community ongoing 24-7, while simultaneously keeping people up to date with the most current information, fact sheets and resources to stay socially connected while in physical isolation.

Rabbi Mendel Kastel, the CEO of Jewish House, said that the organisation was determined to continue providing their services, no matter what circumstances they or their community were facing.

“The continuation of support for our clients is our primary focus here at Jewish House,” he said.

“We need to ensure that we are providing the same level of service no matter what the restrictions are that we face.

The COVID Portal uses the power of technology to offer our clients a reliable and up-to-date resource platform, giving them comfort and reassurance that no matter what difficult circumstances they are faced with, there will be a constant source of giving and nurturing made available.”

Jewish House Covid Safe Food Parcels

Thanks to the generosity of Jewish House supporters Good Food Kosher Catering, Jewish House has provided their clients COVID-safe food packs.

With the Eastern Suburbs being placed into a 7-day lockdown, COVID-safe procedures and protocols play an essential part of Jewish Houses service delivery.

“Not only are the packs delicious, but they are an effective and COVID-safe way of providing food to our clients,” said Rabbi Kastel.

“It’s a brilliant concept by Good Food Kosher Catering, and we are so grateful to have the support of people like Tracy Freinkel, who are always so generous.”

The World Health Organisation recognised the potential for COVID-19 to impact mental health and wellbeing early in the pandemic.

Studies have found a drop in homelessness across Australia during lockdown has begun to reverse as government income and housing support are wound back.

Jewish House provides care to people in the Jewish community and all other communities irrespective of religion.

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