Jewish Health


Welcome. Healthtalk, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. This information is based on qualitative research into patient experiences led by experts at the University of Oxford.

We are very grateful for all the help and support we have received in producing this module.


Advisory Panel

Linda Cooke
Lay participant 
Sonia Douek
Head of Community Development, Jewish Care
Shirley Hodgson
Professor of Cancer Genetics, St Georges Hospital, London 
Dr Ruth Loewenthal
Professor of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London
Professor David Katz
Professor of Immunopathology, University College, London
Eli Kernkraut
Health Advisor for the Orthodox Jewish Community 
Dr Rachel Miller
Health Experiences Research Group
Mr Anthony Silverstone
Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, University College London
Dr Andrew Solomon
UCL Division of Medicine 

We would like to thank all those who took part in the research and shared their experiences so openly and enthusiastically.

We would also like to thank Dr Sharon Dixon, who is a GP and medical advisor for the Health Experience Research Group for her advice and support in updating this section in 2015.

Supported by:
Sir Victor Blank
The Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust
Sir Trevor Chinn, CVO
Clare King Charitable Trust
The Clore Duffield Foundation
Mrs Janet Cohen
Christine Cohen Park
Finchley Reform Synagogue
Maurice Helfgott
Irwington Foundation
Long Tall Sally Ltd
Lloyds TSB Group Plc
Peter Mishcon
M.D. Moross
Rachel Charitable Trust
Rothschild Foundation
Rubin Foundation
The Sainsbury Trust
Howard Shore
Judy Silver



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