Woodside Park Cares

Helping the Community 

We all know that Woodside Park Synagogue is known as a caring community, offering support and assistance to all members, young and old. 


Woodside Park Cares is a voluntary organisation, which aims to provide informal care and help in a professional manner, for all members by members. 

Staying or visiting a hospital

If you are staying or visiting a hospital, or if you would like a visit from our Hospital Visitation team. Learn about the work of Ezra Umarpeh a charity that provides a range of targeted support services for patients and their families with a particular emphasis on enhancing the hospital experience and reducing in-patient stays. Please click here for more information

Did you know that every week in WPS:

At least one WPS family is affected by a bereavement. Our volunteers provide meals, make up a minyan or are just there for the family. 


3 members are in hospital. Our volunteers visit them and provide support and transport. 


18 members need lifts to our Day Centre or to medical appointments. Our volunteers handle this. 


Some members are house-bound and need help with shopping and befriending. Our volunteers are always there to help. 


Without our volunteers there would be nobody in WPS to care.


Please help.  Time to Spare? Show you care..... 

With nearly 1000 families in our community there are many members who depend on us for care and support Fortunately there are many people who are able to volunteer some of their time - but we need more.No matter how little time you can give, you will make a big difference to those who really need it. 


Please contact Woodside Park Cares: - tel: 020 8445 0033 or email: to let us know how you would like to pledge a little of your time..


If you need someone to talk to following the death of a relative or friend, then Woodside Park Community Cares is able to offer you someone to talk to who has been specifically trained to provide you with bereavement support and if they are unable to help you to point you in the direction of someone who can.


It can also offer you a befriending service as well as help and support to the bereaved and their families.


If you do need someone to talk to please call the 24-hour dedicated confidential helpline, on 020 8950 3344 or email:

For information on what steps to take to organise a Levoyah or shiva please click here

Had a Baby ?
Had a recent Operation ? or Unwell ?

Do you need a cooked meal ?

WPS have meals in the freezer which have been cooked and are ready for heating up to make life a little easier for you.

Contact Abi in the office or email

If you would like some meals

WP Cares @ WPS

Tea Parties
Have been hugely successful they take place take place on the first Tuesday of every month
Music Appreciation
Classical / Popular Music Appreciation Group meets once a month. Please contact Brenda for more details
Care Homes Tea
The Ben & Anita Bernstein Care Homes Tea. Residents of six local care homes visit WPS annually for tea and entertainment
Mitzvah Day
Thousands of people take part in hands on projects, to support charities and to build stronger communities. Take a look at what is happening at WPS
Social Action Cooking
Social Action Cooking
On a Tuesday morning every six weeks, we will be cooking for the community and a homeless shelter
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& Beyond

Individual counselling and group support are provided by professionally trained counsellors, from Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service.
Bereavement support group Butterflies -specifically for parents of young children, who are themselves coping with the loss of a parent.
Hospital Visitation
If you are staying or visiting a hospital, or if you would like a visit from our Hospital Visitation team and learn about the work of Ezra Umarpeh
Camp Simcha Touchpoints
Could you be our eyes and ears to make sure no child who needs us slips through the net.
Holocaust Memorial Day
27 January is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people killed in the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur
Raises money to support more than 12,000 at-risk children attending WIZO centres throughout Israel
Jewish Women's Week
Rosemary Goodman, the local captain has announced that £11,898 was raised this year
Dementia Friends
There is a drive in this country nationally to involve more people to become Dementia 'friends’
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Jewish Counselling Service offering a confidential counselling serviceWe help those experiencing depression, anxiety and emotional distress of all kinds as well as second and third generation holocaust traumas.
1 in 6 couples experience infertity: with Chana you are not alone
devoted to the prevention of Jewish genetic disorders, have an established clinic in Barnet Hospital to provide a local and easily accessible screening service for the Jewish Community
Learning disabilities in the Jewish Community. Find and share information for families, professionals and carers in the UK.
Jewish Women's Aid
One woman in four will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. We provide outreach support to women in the community
Stillborn Support Group
The US Chesed Stillbirth Support Group (SSG) offers help and support to men and women who have suffered a stillborn birth, either recently or sometime in the past
Jewish Helpline
Problems? If you need a non-judgemental, listening ear, call the Jewish Helpline
Furniture Gemach
The furniture gemach has been active in London for some 25 years on a daily basis. Please contact them if you have any furniture to donate
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