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US Chesed brings cheer to members this Rosh Hashanah
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Tuesday 19th September 2017

United Synagogue Community Cares volunteers put smiles on the faces of  members by delivering over 1400 honey cakes and Rosh Hashanah cards to senior members, people who have been bereaved and people who have been unwell in the past year. A total of 47 synagogues participated in this year’s Honey Cake Project which has been the most communities to have ever participated, including four communities for the first time.

Rachel Leventhall collecting honey cakes

Orah Barnett from the US Chesed department said, “We are delighted that more communities have joined this project than ever before. We thank the volunteers for all their hard work in delivering these delicious honey cakes. This project is not just about the honey cake, but enables the volunteer to have a conversation with the member to see how they are doing and check if they need support from their local community cares team.”  

Rachel Leventhall, the co-ordinator of Kingston Care Group said, “'Kingston Care group are enjoying visiting our members with the gifts of honey cakes provided by US Chesed. This gesture is very much appreciated by us all.”

This is the first year that Kingston Synagogue has participated in this project.