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Resources to help you at this time

See Our Jewish Values and sign the statement

The Movement for Reform Judaism (MRJ)

Click here for a range of resources that can support you and your community with Israel.

Click here to access a list of resources to support young people with Israel. 

Freeing Hostages - Petition Parliament to seek to secure the release of hostages held by Hamas.

Click here to read A letter to Jewish Students by Rabbi Alexandra Wright, President of Liberal Judaism

Wellbeing Tips - This is such an unprecedented and terrible time for us all. Many of us feel fear, anger, and especially helplessness both with the situation in Israel and with antisemitism at home.  Please click here for some top tips on coping strategies, which we hope will help you.

The Jewish Joint Burial Society  - The JJBS Memorial Garden, set in the Western Cemetery, is open to all who wish to sit in a peaceful setting to reflect or to mourn.

Board of Deputies - have compiled this guide for those that may find themselves in difficult situations or conversations about Israel at work or elsewhere. Navigating the Workplace Arising from the War In Israel

Tomorrow It Will End is a song that tells the Israeli story, woven with sadness and mourning alongside hope and resilience.  The song passes through significant events on the Israeli timeline since the 1990s - from the Gulf War to the October '23 events.  The video features strong women who are pillars and a symbol in the Israeli society. Women who lost their loved ones in wars, battles for the defense of the country, and terrorist attacks, bereaved mothers and mothers of hostages. Click here to hear the song. 

Hertsmere Borough Council - Click here for latest update from Hertsmere Borough Council

Mental Health Services - The following services are available to residents of Hertsmere to support their mental health.   We are working with partners to see how provision can be bolstered. 

The TogetherAll, which is an online anonymous mental health community monitored by professionals. It offers a range of support, courses and advice. Hertfordshire residents over 16 can register for free – just select ‘my area is registered’ and enter your postcode.

NHS Every Mind Matters – Get expert advice and practical tips, try the ‘How are you?; quiz or create a tailored self-care plan to support your mental health and wellbeing

The Five Ways to Wellbeing – feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from life

Jami – provides mental health support to the Jewish Community

Herts Mind Network – provide services including peer support, group activities, counselling and a crisis helpline. Provided  online, over the phone or from Number 10 on Leeming Road, Borehamwood.

Hertfordshire County Council have produced a mental health resource booklet providing information about services available in the community. Should anyone wish to order physical copies of this, please contact communityservices@hertsmere.gov.uk.

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Hertfordshire Constabulary - The constabulary continues to work in close collaboration with partners at the Community Security Trust and Hertsmere Borough Council, to reassure residents and respond quickly to any behaviour that may be causing a concern.

Additional officers have been drafted in to allow this support to be put in place while daily business is also maintained as usual.

We want to ensure that everyone within the community can continue to go about their lives without fear.

If you have any concerns, these should be reported to police straightaway. If you believe a crime is in progress or someone is in danger, please call 999 immediately. Any other concerns or information can be reported to police via the non-emergency reporting methods.

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Community Security Trust - Incidents of antisemitism can be reported to Community Security Trust (CST) - a charity that protects British Jews from antisemitism and related threats.   Click here to access their website or call their National Emergency Number (24-hr) on 0800 032 3263.

Fri, 24 May 2024 16 Iyar 5784