16 February 2012
11.00 am

Malcolm Ozin, president of Jewish Blind & Disabled, will received his well deserved MBE, awarded in the recent new year’s honours list, at Buckingham Palace on 16th February 2012. This award recognises the tremendous work that Malcolm has given, on a purely voluntary basis over many, many years.


Malcolm was the assistant to Cecil Rosen, the Founder of the Jewish Blind & Physically Handicapped Society (JBPHS) which was formed in 1969. In 1993, after the passing of Cecil Rosen, Malcolm became Chief Executive and in 2004 President of the Jewish Blind & Disabled (the working name of the JBPHS). Malcolm’s work for Jewish Blind & Disabled has always been entirely honorary and he gives time to the Charity on an almost daily basis in a very generous way.


Over the last 42 years he has been instrumental in building the Charity from its first project, housing 14 physically disabled or vision impaired tenants, to its present position with six projects, housing approximately 320 physically disabled or vision impaired tenants at any one time.


In addition to Malcolm’s commitment to Jewish Blind & Disabled, he has been the principal trustee of the Cecil Rosen Foundation since 1993 and has served on the Executive and then the Board of Management of his synagogue, Hendon Reform,  from 1992 to the present day.


“One of Malcolm’s unique qualities is that all his work for Jewish Blind & Disabled, Hendon Reform Synagogue and as principle trustee of the Cecil Rosen Foundation is done quietly, modestly and never wanting to take the limelight. It is therefore even more wonderful that Malcolm’s work has been recognised in this way.” Hazel Kaye, chief executive