The non- profit Crisis Rescue Foundation (CRF) ran a Vaxi Taxi/ Health and Wellbeing Pop Up for 60 Israeli refugees at JW3 in north London on Sunday 19th November, with the support of Jewish News.
There was a large team of CRF volunteers and professionals from the London Jewish community on hand to provide medical, dental, legal and education information, including GPs, a paediatrician, a surgeon, an obstetrician, a midwife, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, a physiotherapist, dentists, educators and a lawyer.
There was face painting and art sessions for the children, wrapped toys ready for Chanukah provided by the United Synagogue, live music from Ivor Goldberg, delicious food from Bonjour, and lots of pre-loved and new clothes, toys and books for Israeli families new to the U.K.
The feedback from Israeli families was overwhelmingly positive.
One attendee said “thankful for this beautiful, heartwarming event” whilst another wrote after the event: “I just wanted to reach out personally with a huge thank you for yesterday. What an amazing team of mensches everyone was. Nice people, smiles and hugs. Very much needed for me and my kids aside from the information that we got. A huge thank you from the bottom of my heart. ❤️”
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