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Friday, December 6, 2013,
3 Tevet 5774.
|Jack Petchey Award Scheme|
HRS is delighted to be associated with the Jack Petchey Foundation and has benefited immensley from the rewards that it offers. The Awards are co-ordinated for Reform Synagogues by the Movement for Reform Judaism. http://www.reformjudaism.org.uk/youth/
Jack Petchey was born in 1925 and brought up in the East End of London with few luxuries. He left school to work in an office for twelve shillings and six pence [62.5p] a week. After the war he set up his own car hire business which was very successful and by 1969 had branched out into property development.
Jack became a leading entrepreneur and one of the most successful businessmen in the UK. He is still involved in many businesses and charitable enterprises and set up an award scheme for schools to recognise "extreme endeavour and to help young people to help themselves".
Each month participating schools/colleges nominate one young person to receive an achievement award and the winner receives a framed certificate plus a cheque for £300 to be spent on a school or community based project of their choice.
Adults can also be recognised and appreciated through the parallel Leader Award Scheme and each year a school or college can nominate an adult leader who then can receive a framed certificate, medal and cheque for £1000 to be sepnt on a school or community based project of their choice.
On the 12th January 2011 Rabbi Yuval attended the award ceremony together with 250 others from Reform Communities across the country. Hendon Reform Synagogue is very proud that three of its young people were recognised;
Attalia Yacakov Hai received her awared for her involvement in the religion school for the past four years, first as a helper and then as a much loved teacher. She helped to organise many school events and took an active part in them. Attalia has asked that the money received should be spent on playground equipment to be used by the children during breaktime.
Amalia Yaakov Hai has also been involved in our religion school from a very young age. She recently chose to participate in a year long extra curricular in-servie course for Religion School assistants. She was an assistant teacher with the youngest class last year, and this year she took on the challenge of teaching class Bet (6-7 year olds). She is a brilliant and popular teacher and she put much thought, and initiative into her work. Amalia asked that her money go towards a small carpet to be used during story time for the young children.
Sam Brown received his award for his personal improvement. Over the past few years Sam showed determination in overcoming any obstacles in his way to learning, achieving and taking part in synagogue and youth activities. Sam would like his award to be used for subsidised opportunities for young people, who could not otherwise afford it, to participate in trips organised by the Synagogue or Youth Movement
For futher information click go to www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk
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