The Albert and Alice Tankel Bursary Fund

November 2023

Last week, the Board of Trustees welcomed Jewish Care Scotland staff, volunteers and members of the Tankel family to an intimate reception to launch The Albert and Alice Tankel Bursary Fund.

In 2017, after the passing of her beloved husband Albert, former Chairman and Honorary President of Jewish Care Scotland, Alice set up the Albert Tankel Bursary fund. Continuing Alice’s ethos to do all she could to help others, the purpose of the fund was to ensure access to education, training and development opportunities for staff and volunteers, with the aim of ultimately benefitting the people we support.

This year, Jewish Care Scotland received a further contribution following the passing of Alice.  The family requested the fund be renamed The Albert and Alice Tankel Fund.

Since it was established, the bursary fund has enabled two JCS staff members the opportunity to complete their SVQ3 qualifications as well as providing first aid and mental health awareness training for staff and volunteers.  Most recently, staff and volunteers have completed dementia awareness training.  These courses better equip staff and volunteer teams to fulfil their roles safely, and to the maximum impact for the people we support.

Guests shared memories of Albert and Alice and reminisced about their contributions to Jewish Care Scotland.  Albert and Alice Tankel did so much for Jewish Care Scotland and the community in their lives, and we are so grateful that their legacy continues in supporting our staff and volunteer development now and in the future thanks to the Albert and Alice Bursary Fund.