Vaccinations: the mitzvot of the moment

On 2 August, the garage at Rosecourt House became a pop-up vaccination site, where 40 residents and workers received their second jabs.

The excitement among the recipients was palpable, as it was also a ‘social event’ — all of them having been in lockdown, it became an opportunity to reconnect with friends.

Hopefully this will enable our programmes at Astra Centre to soon resume fully.

This was the culmination of social worker, Melanie Shapiro’s determination, perseverance and superb role in facilitating it. The Department of Health team are to be commended for their wonderful sensitivity, and the efficiency with which they managed all recipients.

To quote Rabbi Goldstein, “Offering vaccinations is the Mitzva of the Moment.”

Astra Jewish Sheltered Employment
20 Breda Street, Gardens, 021 461 8414,

• Published in the PDF edition of the September 2021 issue – Get the PDF here.

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