How the community is rallying round the vulnerable and isolated
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How the community is rallying round the vulnerable and isolated

The United Synagogue set up a helpline operating between 9am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9-1pm on Fridays, while several shuls have set up live-streaming for those who cannot get to synagogue to watch and listen to Shabbat services.

Meanwhile, the Jewish Volunteering Network said there would be “new opportunities specifically related to Covid-19 such as running errands, food shopping, and collecting medicine for the elderly, vulnerable and lonely”.

In Leeds, Jewish MP Alex Sobel established a database of local volunteers “to ready our community for quarantine, to help people isolated by the coronavirus outbreak”.