LJW hospital visitor recognised for years of devoted service
26th September 2019
LJW member Sadie Langsman has been recognised for her years of devoted hospital visiting at Whipps Cross by Chesed’s Jewish Visiting. On Monday 23rd September Michelle Minsky, United Synagogue’s Head of Chesed was pleased to give Sadie a certificate of recognition and appreciation for her many years as a hospital visitor for Jewish patients.
“Sadie is a much loved member of the League of Jewish Women and has been the joint chairman of the Newbury Park Branch for many years.
Sadie has been a Jewish hospital visitor for well over 25 years, not only visiting patients but, for some time, was involved in training new recruits. It was easy to follow her example of having a ready smile and the ability to listen and to laugh or cry when hearing someone’s story.
Each time we left the hospital, she would thank Hashem for being able to walk away and always appreciating her own health never taking it for granted.
Whipps Cross Hospital has the longest corridor of any hospital in London, and possibly the UK, so we don’t know how many miles Sadie has walked over the years in the hospital. Sadie had to have a hip replacement but this did not deter her for continuing visiting but, unfortunately, the second operation did . She has been unable to resume this work but this would have been the only thing that would have stopped her.
One of her duties at the League is to write letters of congratulations or sympathy. She always knows what to say under any circumstances and her letters are treasured.
She is truly an inspiration to all those who volunteered alongside her.”
Written by Yvonne Brent, Past President of the LJW