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As a Jewish social care charity The Fed’s services are designed to meet the cultural and religious needs of Jewish service-users of all denominations.

To ensure these are inclusive for people who observe Orthodox Judaism we employ a Religious Director, Reverend Keith Rosen. 

Reverend Rosen supervises kashrus and advises on religious affairs.  He provides pastoral care and religious guidance at Heathlands Village care home to residents, staff and relatives.

He arranges weekly shiurim (religious talks) and oversees religious celebrations at Heathlands Village.


The Fed’s kitchens, at our Heathlands Village main centre, are run strictly in accordance with kashrus (kashrut). These are the Jewish dietary laws. Our kitchens are licensed under the Manchester Beth Din and all food preparation is supervised.

Meals at HEATHLANDS VILLAGE Balcombe Hall

  • Heathlands Village operates an automatic lift for Shabbos (Shabbat) and festivals.
  • The Fed’s staff and volunteers receive training in Jewish religious and cultural awareness. When supporting religiously observant families in the community The Fed’s staff are bound by strict adherence to the laws of tznius (tzniut) and yichud.
  • Heathlands Village has a purpose-built shul (synagogue) situated at the heart of its main building. The Miriam Hytner shul holds daily services and is regularly attended by residents and members of the community alike.
  • The Fed enjoys a close association with L’Chaim Outreach and Yeshivas Lubavitch, Manchester.  These organisations augment the Shabbos and festivals arrangements at Heathlands Village.  Their special programmes enhance the spiritual and religious well-being of our residents.

For a full list of what’s going on at Heathlands Village this month please visit our events page.

It should be noted that Heathlands Village does accept residents and day-services users of other faiths or no faith.

fed facts
  • 38%

    Heathlands Village residents over 90 years old

  • 83p

    in every pound we receive is used to help people in need

  • 1,000+

    number of people we support at any one time

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