JW3 has rolled out a free phone befriending service to combat loneliness during the coronavirus lockdown.
The initiative is aimed at members of the community who are unable to access the internet or who prefer a phone call to other methods of communication.
Since the service was launched this week, over 100 phone calls have been made to people identified at risk of social isolation, including a network of Holocaust survivors.
The Jewish cultural centre in Finchley, forced to close to the public last month to reduce the risk of the virus spreading, recently unveiled a new online cultural hub, entitled JewishOnline.
Jacob Forman, social Action and volunteering programmer at JW3, said: “The risk of social isolation is particularly high for people who are not confident with online communication or cannot go online.
“For many people, hearing a friendly voice on the phone at this tough time will make the world of difference. Anyone who would appreciate a weekly phone call is most welcome to sign up”.
To receive a weekly phone call, you can contact Forman on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07927646437 between 10am and 4pm.