Birmingham Jewish Community CareBirmingham Jewish Community Care (BJCC) has existed in various guises since 1828. Initially known as the Jewish Welfare Board in the 19th century, most of its work was caring for newly arrived immigrants from Eastern Europe.
As the community grew after the Great-War, there was an increasing need for facilities to care for the sick and elderly. This resulted in a series of homes being acquired over the years, but as the community grew each home became too small. Finally a purpose built care home, Andrew Cohen House, was opened in 1994.
In 2009 the administration moved to Stirchley and then in 2010 BJCC built the Aubrey and Betty Lynes Centre next door to Andrew Cohen House all our facilities were on one site.
The complex in Stirchley is completed by Silverstone Court, a sheltered housing block run by a sister organisation, Birmingham Jewish Housing Association.
BJCC has charitable status and is run by an executive Director; who reports to a Board of Trustees. Between them they have many years experience in providing services to a community.
As well as running the care home, BJCC run a twice weekly luncheon club, a meals on wheels service, monthly film show and the ‘café 4 Joy’ meeting place. We have our own Social Care department which offers practical assistance and support to all in the Community.
We are always looking for help and support and by volunteering, making a donation or arranging a legacy, you can help us to continue to serve the community in Birmingham and the Midlands.
Members of English Community Care Association ( ECCA) and the National Association of Jewish (Charitable) Homes (NAJH)