• WhatsApp Group: Mill Hill Cares
    Would you like to help out within the community as and when needed but can't commit to a regular thing? 
    We have set up a Whatsapp group so that if something is needed on an ad hoc basis, we have a pool of people who might be able to help out. 
    This could include visiting someone in hospital, cooking a meal, or visiting someone elderly while their families are on holiday.
    If you are interested (there is no long term commitment), please simply fill out the form below and we'll add you to the group.

    NEW Booking Form
  • Social Action
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  • Archive: My Journey from Despair to Hope - Jonny Benjamin MBE (Photos)
    MONDAY 23 JULY 2018

    In July 2018, Mill Hill was honoured to welcome Jonny Benjamin MBE who spoke to a group of over 100 people about living with mental illness. 
    Jonny told the group his story from childhood through to his diagnosis of schitzoaffective disorder and that fateful day when he was talked down from a bridge by the kindness of a stranger. 

    Jonny inspired everyone in the room to try to ensure the channels of communication are always kept open and that the stigma of mental illness be no more. 
    The work he is doing around the world to this effect is incredible and the impact on those who attended his talk will hopefully be a lasting legacy.

    Links for useful agencies are given below.  

    Please contact Mill Hill Cares if we can be of any further assistance in this area.

    Kooth (Online support for young people)

    Mental Health First Aid


    Rethink Mental Illness


    MQ (Mental Health Research)​




    Jonny Benjamin MBE is an award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger.

    At the age of 20 he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar, and later began making films on YouTube about the condition that have been watched by hundreds of thousands of people.

    Jonny speaks publicly about living with mental illness and has written articles and given various interviews on TV, Radio and in print around the world to help educate and break stigma. He has also produced and presented documentaries on BBC Three and Channel 4 on the subjects of mental health and suicide.

    His recently published book "The Stranger on the Bridge – my journey from despair to hope" included a foreword by H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge. 
    He is passionate about improving mental health education for young people, their parents and educators, recently founding a charity ‘Beyond Shame, Beyond Stigma’ to raise funds to support programmes working in this area.

    Read more here:
    Jonny Benjamin - Mental Health Campaigner
  • Tehillim Group
    Tehilim (the book of Psalms) is an ancient text composed by King David. For thousands of years Jews have recited Tehilim for various reasons, for example when they find themselves in difficult situations personally or communally.

    We have set up a Mill Hill Tehilim Group for men and women to read the complete book of 150 Tehillim on a designated day each month. Each member of the group will be given a Psalm to read which can be read in Hebrew or English. 

    To register your interest in joining the group, please give us your contact details by filling out the form below and pressing "Submit".

    If you have any queries please contact us using this contact form .

    We hope you will join us in bringing this meaningful spiritual experience to life for our community.  

    Chani Schochet &
    Beverley Crowne


    Shul Booking Form
  • Welfare Hotline

    There is a 24 hour welfare hotline available on

    020 8933 3787

    staffed on Friday morning,
    otherwise a 24-hour answer machine, checked at regular intervals


    To read more about Mill Hill Care,
    please click here.


  • Chevra Kadisha

    Chevra Kadisha


    The Mill Hill Men’s Voluntary Chevra Kadisha was reformed in 2005 to work in conjunction with the United Synagogue Burial Society to look after the needs of the deceased male members of our community and the wider United Synagogue Community - to carry out the sacred act of Taharah (ritual cleansing and preparation) prior to burial.

    The members of the Chevra Kadisha, which currently has in excess of 14 male volunteers who give up their time freely, at short notice, to provide the community with this holy and sacred act, without acknowledgement and thanks.

    The deceased female members of our community are equally cared for by the centralised voluntary Women’s Chevra Kadisha, of whom many ladies of our community are members.


    Both the men’s and women’s Chevra are constantly looking for additional volunteers.
    For further details please contact Andy Gilmore via the Shul Office.



  • Join our Welfare team

    Chani Schochet leads our Mill Hill Care team which comprises of a number of different people giving their time in a variety of different ways to the Community.

    We have around 20 members on the main Welfare committee, as well as other subsidiary groups. Some of the areas covered are listed below.

    1.         A 24 hour hotline
    2.         Befriending: call or visit elderly, lonely or ill members of our community.
    3.         Chevra Kadisha
    4.         Bereavement: counselling and support, as well as provision of food.
    5.         Illness: hospital visits as well as home visits and provision of food.
    7.         Rosh Hashanah phone calls to senior members.
    8.         Yom Tov parcels to those who need or have had a difficult year.
    9.         Sending birthday cards to parents of a new born baby.
    10.       Attending training courses on bereavement counselling.

    For these, and many other areas, we are still desperate for help.
    Right now, we are in particular need of men to join our team.

    Please let us know if you feel you can give us any help -
    even one hour each week to visit someone or help in any other way.

    Experience is not required and training will be provided.

    Please contact:
    Chani Schochet (chanischochet@aol.com)

    Or use the contact form that you can find here.

    Also, don't forget to sign up to our WhatsApp group by clicking below:

    Join our WhatsApp Group

  • Jewish Women's Week
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  • Support Organisations
    Click on the links below for details of specialist Jewish organisations working in the Jewish community on mental health:

    Jewish Helpline
  • Mill Hill Care

    Mill Hill Care, the welfare arm of the Mill Hill community offers a broad range of welfare and social services to the community.

    The intention is to cater for the emotional and physical well being of the entire community. Needs vary and are usually personal and specific.
    We endeavour to help we can, or otherwise liaise with the broader professional community organisations that can.
    Hospital and home visitations, ‘befrienders’ to the elderly, special festival food parcels, bereavement services and general support are all available.


    There is a 24 hour welfare hotline available on

    020 8933 3787


    If you’d like more information, please contact:

    Rebbetzin Chani Schochet (chanischochet@aol.com)

    or contact the synagogue office
    (either by calling 020 8959 1137 or using the contact form here)


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