With its popular annual Rosh Hashanah Tea cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, KKL Executor and Trustee Company, JNF UK’s legacy department, has sent small gift parcels to clients up and down the country as an alternative way of marking the Jewish holiday. With many clients being vulnerable, the idea behind the gift parcels, which include a pot of honey and a honey dipper, is to help clients start the New Year off on a sweet note.
As part of its pastoral care services, KKL traditionally holds events at significant times of the year, which means that clients need not celebrate festivals alone.
KKL’s response to the pandemic has been one of reassurance and dependability. Instead of visiting them for a chat and a cup of tea, clients have been called on a regular basis to ensure that they are managing, to offer help or reassurance, or simply a listening ear. Additionally, newsletters with interesting articles, recipes and puzzles have also been sent out to keep them busy. They have been particularly welcomed by clients who have little or no access to the internet.