Manchester Jewry to have youth worker again

FOR the first time in more than a decade, Manchester Jewry is to have its own dedicated youth worker.

To be employed by the Jewish Action for Mental Health, the candidate will help with youth provision across Greater Manchester, supporting the mental health of Jewish young people.

The role has been years in the making, and its significance to the community has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic which has played havoc with people’s mental health.

JAMH trustee Jonny Wineberg told the Jewish Telegraph: “Since the pandemic, 40 per cent of our client group are younger than 20 so you can clearly see the need for this service as it is huge and has only grown during Covid.

“Youth work is my passion but, at this point, I recognise it as an absolute necessity, too.”

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