Community events

At Jami, we believe that participation in cross communal events is vital. That is why we are proud and excited to be a part of an array of events and activities throughout the year.

Please click on the below events to find out more information.

11th & 12th January 2019

Right now, 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year.

Head On aims to raise the profile of mental health in the Jewish Community. It is an opportunity to encourage people of all ages to be more in touch with their own mental health and wellbeing, and to raise awareness of mental health and mental illness in the local and wider community.

The first Mental Health Awareness Shabbat in 2017 saw over 80 synagogues, student and youth groups across the full range of Jewish religious affiliation taking part, which rose to 100 in 2018.

For more information or to register your interest for 2019, please email info@jamiuk.org.

Visit the Head On website.

Support Jami this Mitzvah Day, Sunday 18th November, by participating in one of our projects listed below.

Goods, Clothes and Bike Donation

Jami is looking for donations of quality clothing and re-saleable household items.  All donations will be sold to raise funds to help people with mental illness.

Our warehouse forms part of our social enterprise and employment projects, enabling people with mental illness to spend time learning new work and social skills on and offline within our supportive work environment.  Your donations not only support our vital work financially but create a meaningful activity for our service users.

What are we looking for?

  • Designer and vintage handbags, clothes and shoes
  • Small items of furniture
  • Musical instruments
  • Quality men’s, women’s and children’s clothing
  • LP records / CDs / DVDs
  • Household items (crockery, vases, electricals)
  • Bikes

Donation drop-off to be at a location of your choice, accessible for the community.  Once collected, donations can be left at our warehouse (Unit 1, Borehamwood Enterprise Centre, Theobald Street, Borehamwood, WD6 4RQ) on Mitzvah Day itself between 9.00am – 1.00pm or between 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Thursday.  Alternatively, to arrange a local pick-up, please call the Jami Warehouse team between these hours on 07561 587173.

Get Crafty with Jami!

Please join us in helping to make a funky alternative to wax candles. Using some of the many books donated, turn an old book into a stunning flame free candle. If you are super creative then we have a wonderful chair upcycling project.  We are looking for volunteers to sand, prep and prime some chairs and transform them into fabulous new creations using different fabrics and materials.

Our new projects will not only help to find use for unwanted items and provide a fun wellbeing activity for Jami service users and volunteers, but will be sold in our Head Room Café, Jami Warehouse & Social Enterprise Hub and online, with all proceeds going to Jami, enabling us to continue to deliver vital services to some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

We are also looking for donations to be used on the day, such as:

  • Paints and varnishes
  • Tools: Paint brushes, saws (circular, router, scroll saws), spot welder, sanding machines, wood engraver, work benches with vices, air compressor, laser cutter
  • Fabrics
  • Tiles
  • Sewing machines
  • Craft products:- Glues, quality water-based paints & varnishes, wax, sandpaper, nuts, bolts & hooks, Old pieces of wood/timber, buttons, threads and wool

Donations can be left at our warehouse (Unit 1, Borehamwood Enterprise Centre, Theobald Street, Borehamwood, WD6 4RQ) between 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Thursday.  Alternatively, to arrange a local pick-up, please call the Jami Warehouse team between these hours on 07561 587173.

‘Positive Change’ Currency Donations

Jami is looking for donations of left over foreign or redundant currency for the ‘Positive Change’ campaign.  All donations will go towards raising funds to help people with mental illness.

Please call Laura on 020 8458 2223 to request your  ‘Positive Change’ envelopes.

Donation drop-off to be at a location of your choice, accessible for the community.  Once collected, donations can be delivered to the Martin B Cohen Centre, or call Laura on 020 8458 2223 to arrange a for local pick-up.

Please call or email Laura Bahar if you would like to get involved in any of our Mitzvah Day Projects on 0208 458 2223 or laura.bahar@jamiuk.org

View the Mitzvah Day website.

Everyone has mental health – join Team Jami and run, walk or jog for yours – all whilst raising funds to support the vital work that we do!

When? Sunday 24 June 2018
Where? Allianz Park

There is so much to see and do on the day, with a wide range of activities for all the family to enjoy!  The bustling Charity Fair will be a perfect opportunity for you to visit Jami so we can thank you personally for supporting the work that we do and for joining Team Jami!  You will be able to visit Jami, and the other participating charities, the throughout the day; each set up with their own interactive stall!

The Family Fun Zone will be the perfect place to soak up the day’s energetic atmosphere – an area full to the brim of free, enjoyable activities for all ages.  From inflatable obstacles and bouncy castles, to arts & crafts and face painting, this is one area you will not want to miss!  Close by you will find the Food Court, hosting a wide variety of kosher food options for purchase, you certainly will not be left with a rumbling tummy at the end of the day.

This year, Jami are encouraging you to run, walk or jog for your mental health and for your wellbeing, all whilst raising vital funds for the important work that we do. We really cannot wait to see you there!

At Jami, we believe that participation in cross communal events is vital. That is why we are proud and excited to be a part of this year’s Maccabi GB Community Fun Run.

Register online today at communityfunrun.org.

For more information, please call on 020 8458 2223 or email info@jamiuk.org.