• What is Wellspring?

     

    Wellspring will be a place where people will find ways to heal and rejuvenate their mind, bodyand soul.   

     

    We will offer a preventative and therapeutic approach to good mental health, promoting resilience, building and incorporating Jewish rituals such as immersion into active wellbeing and recovery.  

     

    We will welcome people of all genders and all faiths and people of non religious beliefs. Wellspring will offer talking and complementary therapies, and pools for the powerful Jewish ritual of mikveh (immersion).

     

    It will be a space to create new rituals and for people to experience immersion on their own terms.

     

    We are proud members of the Rising Tide Open Waters international mikveh network.

     

    Click here to learn more about the project and see more detailed plans.

     

    A place to find comfort and peace, and leave stronger, healthier and happier. Our aim is to welcome our first visitors in 2024. 

  • Help us make sure we respond to the unmet needs of our community. 

    Help us raise the funds needed to conduct the research we need to move Wellspring to the next phase.

  • Voices

    Stories and thoughts from the Wellspring community

    Date: Wednesday 13th Oct 2021  Venue: the Jewish Museum    Contact: Rachel Heilbron, Wellspring Project Director   Event Information:   Emma Barnett demands more period talk. The woman’s hour host’s, new book “It’s about bloodytime, period” asks why we’ve clammed up about menstruation.   ...
    February 8, 2021 · Press Releases
    Date: Monday 22nd February 2021 (registration required - tinyurl.com/wellspringfeb22) Contact: Rachel Heilbron, Wellspring Project Director info@wellspringprojectuk.org, Event information: Following the inspiring launch of the Wellspring Project this event will delve deeper into the...
    January 19, 2021 · Press Releases
    Press Release Tuesday 19th January 2021 Launch event for new community mikveh hears how the Jewish community needs a dedicated space to promote mental health and wellbeing The full event can be viewed at tinyurl.com/wellspringjan21 Contact: Rachel Heilbron, Wellspring Project Director info...
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  • Meet our Trustees

    Our trustees are supported by a large team of volunteers- if you would like to volunteer or join the trustee board please let us know.

    Sam Clifford- Chair

    Sam has spent her professional life working in the Jewish community in a variety of organisations including Jewish Care, UJIA, Lead and the Jewish Museum. She believes passionately in gender equality.  She is currently Executive Director of Finchley Reform Synagogue.

     

    Sue Pearlman

    Sue is a consultant in charity governance.  Until 2004 she was CEO of a group of Citizens Advice Bureaux.  Until June 2020 she was Honorary Secretary on the board of Reform Judaism.  She is an expert in charity governance, the work of trustees, and working with trustees and their staff.  

     

    Rabbi Rose Prevezer

    Rose is Head of Community Programming at JW3. Before returning to the UK she spent a decade in Los Angeles where was the director of NuRoots for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

    Juliet Simmons

    Juliet’s background is in event production, advertising and marketing. She has worked with blue-chip clients around the world. Juliet was the Creative Director at the JCC for London (now JW3) prior to founding Piece of Cake. She is a member of the Book Council for London’s Jewish Book Week and volunteers for Ministry of Stories and at a monthly drop in centre for refugees and asylum seekers.

    Jonny Synett

    Jonny is Chief Investment Officer for NCL Technology Ventures. He has worked in venture for over 20 years as both an entrepreneur and an investor.

     

    Danielle Trainis 

    Danielle is the Membership Engagement Manager at West London Synagogue. Having worked in the Jewish world both voluntarily and professionally since the age of 14, she is passionate about pastoral needs for young people, safeguarding and young adult engagement in Jewish spaces. She previously worked for Moishe House, gaining a great understanding of young Jewish adult life around the world.

     

    Rabbi Miriam Berger

    Miriam’s 14 years in the rabbinate has seen her double the size of her community and make Finchley Reform a flagship synagogue of the Reform Movement. Her creativity and innovation has led to pioneering endeavours in education, services and pastoral work as well as hitting the headlines throughout the pandemic with novel ways of engaging her community whilst keeping them safe.

     

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