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A Helping Hand Volunteering for the Jewish Community

    A Helping Hand Covers the following in England for the Jewish Community:

• Elderly Care

• Jewish Hospital Liaison

• Catastrophe Relief

• Cheer up Squad

• Information Leaflets

• Support Groups

• Special Meals
• Religious Essentials
• 24h Emergency Hotline


''light up their souls and help those most in need''​

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​We will distribute a Religious Package, arrange for our cheer up Squad to visit & entertain.

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Serving The Jewish Communities of Great Britain

• Jewish Hospital Liaison

• Cheer up Squad

We advice on matters with regards to Jewish patients religious complications and to understand, we distributed leaflets to hospitals and care homes, we email doctors, nurses and the medical teams on the Jewish upcoming events and the basic understand and value of the festival.

We set up & give Lectures across the UK not only to the medical services but to other local and government Services.

If you would like us to come down to give a lecture, please feel free to contact us.

What do you get when you cross a musician, a clown and a magician?

The Helping hand ‘’ Cheer-up Squad’’!

A Helping Hand is a unique Chesed Organisation that specializes in cheering-up bedridden cholim through music, songs and customized entertainments,.

Additional features available including magicians, storytellers, dancers, creative art & crafts projects, puppet shows and much more,With over 200 volunteers across the UK already on board, separate men’s and women’s divisions catering to patients of all ages and genders, and a vast network of community resources.

Yad Ezra UK, A Helping Hand, is rapidly growing to adequately serve the needs of our expanding community – and fellow yidden throughout England.

• 24h Emergency Advice Hotline

Medicle Team:

Doctors, nurses, and any other professions for the purpose of the Patients. We are available 24 hours a day to give advice on any Jewish matters with the experience for the needs of the Religion. We have a vast amount of resource to cover our Services.

Refuah Hotline:

We are available 24 hours a day to help out the Cholim in Hospital, if we can not we will have an assistance from one of our many partner organization that would fulfill your request. don't hesitate to call, we are here for you. Wishing you a Refuah Shlamuh.

020 7502 0200 (24h 0777 256 3441)

non-emergency should be emailed to

• Catastrophe Relief

Future of the organisations plans.

Working alongside the local goverment orginsation to build a structure together with the Jewish community across the UK.

All sugetions should be email to

• Special Meals

What more can you ask for when in hospital on purim and thinking of everyone out their celebrating the purim festival, far away at home. Whether its for the Purim Seudah, the mitzvah of matunat levyunim, (Hot chicken soup, kreplach, cholipshes and a full Yom Tov meal) or chanukah the potato latkes and variety of different types of filled doughnuts. Thats when Yad Ezra jump into action, delivering to the Hospitals and Elderly who have no one to celebrating their Religious festival with ''while everyone is busy at home'', We are ready with hundreds of fresh hot Glatt Kosher Religious purposes meals.

We Handed out across the UK over 1200 Shlalhmunat on Purim and we lit the chanukah candles with over 2,000.


• Religious Essentials

Menurahs - Candle lights for Chaunkah, & Electronic Menurahs for fire safety in the event of regulations that naked flames can not be used.
Purim- Megila Reading, SHalchmunats,
Pesach- Entire Pesach Meals.
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A Religious festival, As many know it as Passover. where Jewish People celebrate Freedom of religion , On April 14th at precisely sundown, the first night of Passover will commence. At exactly this moment, there will be millions of Jewish people all over the world doing the same thing they’ve been doing for thousands of years!: celebrating with their families at the Seder table.
The Haggadah
A blow-by-blow instruction booklet on how to run your seder ) will be read; it's a text that tells the 2,500-year-old story of the Jewish people escaping slavery, led by Moses, the plagues and being in such a rush to get out of Egypt that they weren't able to wait until their bread rose (hence, why we eat Matzoh — “the bread of affliction”).
On the table is the Seder plate-- a very beautiful and symbolic representation of what the Jews went through during slavery: salt water representing tears we shed; roasted shank bone representing the Pascal Lamb; horseradish or some other bitter herb representing the bitterness we felt; a roasted egg representing festival sacrifice; charoses, a combination of walnuts, wine, apples and cinnamon representing the mortar for the bricks we made and carried; and lettuce or parsley representing spring renewal.Finally, there is the plate with the Matzoh on it. There are three; the middle one is broken in half (the middle one is called the "afikomen"). The youngest child “steals” it, hides it, and the leader of the seder has to find it. There is a good sense of humor to this, as the leader has to buy it from the child by bargaining. This story coincides with Easter, and though it’s not the same story,
Foods Present at an Ashkenazic Seder:
• Chicken Soup with Matzoh balls (no noodles) • Gefilte Fish with horseradish (basically a fishcake) • Salad (no cheese in it, only oil that could be used is olive or cottonseed) • Turkey with Matzoh stuffing, or roast chicken. • Veggies (no beans, including string beans!!) Broccoli (no cheese sauce), brussel sprouts, spinach, many times in kugel form, because it could be baking during the seder. • Tsimmes (a root stew, usually made with meat and lots of tubers and carrots, usually on the sweet side with honey) • Gravy for the stuffing which cannot be thickened with flour, must use potato starch • Dessert: things with fruit (but no milk), coconut (macaroons), cakes made from matzoh meal (dry and mostly awful), sponge jelly roll or cakes made with nut flour (better). Coffee or Tea, no milk

Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods.

The Hebrew word Chanukah means “dedication,” and is thus named because it celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple(as you’ll read below). Also spelled Hanukkah (or variations of that spelling), the Hebrew word is actually pronounced with a guttural, “kh” sound, kha-nu-kah, not tcha-new-kah.


Chanukah begins on the eve of Kislev 25 and continues for eight days. On the civil calendar, it generally coincides with the month of December.


Since the Chanukah miracle involved oil, it is customary to eat foods fried in oil. The Eastern-European classic is the potato latke(pancake) garnished with applesauce or sour cream, and the reigning Israeli favorite is the jelly-filled sufganya (doughnut).


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