Twiddle Muffs heading for Israel

19th September 2019

Jackie Baines, Head of Development and Communications at the LJW, delivered bags containing 40 hand-made twiddle muffs which will go to a hospital in Jerusalem.

The twiddle muffs, which were knitted by League of Jewish Women members in London and decorated by League members in Manchester, have been delivered to staff working in London for Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. Once the muffs arrive at the Israeli hospital they will be given to patients suffering from dementia. The League’s hand-made muffs have been donated to hospitals all over the country but this is the first time they have gone abroad. It is believed that these muffs have a calming effect on dementia patients.

The photo shows Jackie handing the muffs over to Ros Goldfarb one of the hospital’s volunteers working in London. She had seen the muffs at a function and thought they would be very useful for the Israeli hospital.