Jewish Blind & Disabled's latest development to be named in honour of Dyna and Fala Weinstock

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Jewish Blind & Disabled’s new development in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, will be named in honour of Dyna and Fala Weinstock – two incredible sisters who survived the Holocaust

The new £6.7million building will provide 19 mobility apartments specially designed to enable adults over the age of 18, who are in this position to live independently with dignity and choice. As the only organisation in the Jewish community providing these vital facilities, without Jewish Blind & Disabled these individuals would have no other organisation to whom they could turn.

Named the Dyna and Fala Weinstock Wing, and adjacent to Jewish Blind & Disabled’s current Cecil Rosen Court building, it is due to open toward the end of 2018.

Dyna and Fala were part of a family of 10 children, who grew up in Berlin. Their family had a raincoat factory but, when the Nazis came to power, the Weinstocks’ business was taken from them and most of the family members were murdered.

Dyna survived life in the concentration camp of Auschwitz and came to England after the war with her brother David and sister Fala, who had escaped the war in Switzerland. Dyna lost her husband in Auschwitz and neither sister had any children.

 Hazel Kaye, chief executive of Jewish Blind & Disabled said: “It is a real privilege to know that our latest development of state-of-the-art mobility apartments will carry the name of these two special sisters, ensuring that their memory will not only live on but will be a blessing to people who will now be enabled to live life as they choose and not as their disability would otherwise dictate.”

Jewish Blind & Disabled currently has seven buildings – including properties in South Woodford, Wanstead, Chigwell, Kingsbury, Finchley and Mill Hill East – housing some 360 tenants and supporting them in living independent lives, with dignity, security and hope for the future.

The charity receives vital funding for this from legacy donations left in people’s wills.

Hazel added: “We are so very grateful for all the support that we receive but never more so than when someone is kind enough to remember us is their will. Although we are obviously no longer able to thank the individual in person, it is our pleasure to ensure that their memory lives on in the good that their legacy will enable them to continue to do for others.”

If you would like to have information about leaving a legacy to Jewish Blind & Disabled, please contact the charity’s Legacy Officer Tami on 020 8371 6611 ext 607 or tami@jbd.org