Jonathan’s set for sailing challenge of a lifetime
search

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Jonathan’s set for sailing challenge of a lifetime

JONATHAN PAULLEton’s Jewish Studies tutor has decided to undertake the challenge of a lifetime – by sailing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean as he aims to raise £35,000 for Shaare Zedek.

Jonathan Paull sets off from Gran Canaria, off the coast of West Africa, on Sunday, with the aim being to reach the West Indies in three weeks’ time.

The furthest distance he’s ever embarked upon – he began sailing as a 13-year-old – the 53-year-old New West End synagogue member said: “There’s great anticipation ahead of the challenge, we’re spending this week putting together the final preparations and are looking forward to beginning the challenge. My only concern is that something will break on the boat.

Taking on the challenge in memory of his mother, he said: “I’m doing it with deepest gratitude and in support of Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, whose staff cared with such dedication for my mother in her last few weeks, with the aim of raising money for a cause that was close to my mother’s heart – the development of a mother’s milk facility in the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit at Shaare.”

Keeping a kosher boat, Jonathan will be sailing with three others, his cousin Paul Newham and two sailors from Sweden and Norway, and with no kosher meat available, will be feasting on fish, pasta and salads.

Running a daily blog, and communicating with via satellite telephone, he will also be making an appearance during Shaare Zedek’s FIFA Evening, where former FA Chairmen, David Bernstein and Lord Treisman will be involved in a Q&A session, updating them on the first three days of his trek.

Anyone wishing to donate can visit Jonathan’s fundraising page at:

YOU CAN FOLLOW HIM ON HIS DAILY BOLG AT:

Support your Jewish community. Support your Jewish News

Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.

Unlike other Jewish media, we do not charge for content. That won’t change. Because we are free, we rely on advertising to cover our costs. This vital lifeline, which has dropped in recent years, has fallen further due to coronavirus.

For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.

Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.

You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.

100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...

Engaging

Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.

Celebrating

There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.

Pioneering

In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.

Campaigning

Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish Newsalso produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.

Easy access

In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.

Voice of our community to wider society

The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.

We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.

read more:
comments