Jewish House offers free homewares to people in need at new store Home Start

PEOPLE rebuilding their lives after homelessness or domestic violence could only dream about going into a store and choosing anything they wanted. Now Jewish House has answered their prayers.

A generous bequest by a well-known member of the eastern suburbs Jewish community, the late John Rector, helped set up Home Start, a store where those in need can choose new kitchen items, linen and more, free of charge.

“We help everybody from all faiths and backgrounds. It doesn’t matter to us — if there’s a human being that needs help we help them,” Rabbi Kastel said.

For the past 35 years Jewish House has provided shelter to the homeless.

Read the article by Emily Macdonald, Wentworth Courier in The Daily Telegraph.