Donations used to purchase very useful patient weighing scales
The RFHKPA is very grateful to Susan Leigh, executive secretary at Edgware Masorti Synagogue who organised a fundraising page on JustGiving in memory of Rabbi Jeremy Collick. Members of the synagogue contributed donations totalling £2,624 (+ £479 gift aid) and this money will go towards purchasing a most useful hard-wired multi-function weighing scales. It means that the records of patient weights can be linked to the hospital Vitaldata system. Keeping control of weight is important for patients on dialysis.
And the good news is that there will be money left over to purchase other much needed items specifically for our kidney care unit at Edgware.
Rabbi Jeremy Collick, passed away at the age of 61, He retired from the community after 30 years of service due to ill health in 2014. He is remembered for his guidance and warmth. Even after his retirement, he was known as a continuing force for advice, guidance and teaching for the community.
Susan told us, our late Rabbi and friend Jeremy Collick was treated at the Edgware Community Hospital in the kidney dialysis unit. He and his family were so well looked after and supported that we feel we would like, in turn, to support the unit. We are happy that we have raised funds that will purchase much-needed equipment to help all of Jeremy’s fellow patients.
“He was in every sense a congregational Rabbi caring for the sick and anxious” said one of his friends. “To quote him, whilst he himself was in hospital, he wrote: ‘I was never sure that my visits made a real difference to those I was trying to comfort but, after all, it is what rabbis do. May his memory always be a blessing.”
Masorti’s senior Rabbi, Jonathan Wittenberg, said that “Rabbi Collick radiated irresistible warmth. He had a deep love of traditional Judaism and was profoundly connected to Israel. Through the many years he was unwell, he showed a plucky and persistent courage, often expressed, sometimes wickedly, in his brave sense of humour.”
Rabbi Collick is survived by his wife Cindy, and his two sons Jacob and Joel.