Matzah, Zoom, friendship and more for isolated KKL clients

KKL Executor and Trustee Company (KKL) is JNF UK’s legacy department. With pastoral care underpinning KKL’s work, it has used these challenging times to connect with its isolated and often vulnerable clients to reassure them that they are not forgotten. In advance of Pesach, and just as they did last year, many of KKL’s clients across the UK have had parcels of festive food essentials safely delivered to help them mark the Jewish holiday in some way and still feel connected to the wider community. A very grateful Mr Newton from Surrey said: “I was so amazed at your wonderful gesture for Pesach – the Seder plate, Haggadah and all the other goodies – and personally delivered by David Goodman, Director of Community Relations too!”

Another client said: “I am shielding and it wasn’t possible to go to Golders Green as I used to do. This is the second Pesach in this situation, which is terribly hard but your thoughtful gift really lifted my spirits.”

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, KKL had been able to host an interactive pre-Pesach Seder for clients who may otherwise have been spending Pesach alone anyway. This year, KKL is proud to be holding a pre-Pesach Seder via Zoom on Tuesday (23 March) and it’s proving popular with sign-ups.

In addition, instead of visiting clients for a chat and a cup of tea, members of the KKL team have been calling the clients to see how they are managing, offer help or simply lend a listening ear. KKL has also produced a special newsletter to help occupy clients. KKL’s newsletters have been welcomed by all over the past year but particularly by clients with little or no access to the internet.

Next year in person.

KKL Executor and Trustee Company is a subsidiary of Britain’s oldest Israel charity, JNF UK. For over 70 years, KKL has been providing a range of legal services to its clients, including the provision of Will writing by independent external practitioners and we have administered many estates.