Care Manager: Selwyn Segal
Lara has a BA Honours in Social Science. She completed her third year internship at Chevrah Kadisha Community Services and her Honours internship at Arcadia. After qualifying, Lara started working at Selwyn Segal in 2010 as a junior social worker. She has managed the social services department at Selwyn Segal since 2012 and took over management of Selwyn Segal’s Life Enrichment Programme and rehabilitation department from 2017. In August 2018 Lara was appointed Care Manager of Selwyn Segal. Lara is passionate about making a difference in the field of disabilities and enjoys working with staff who are as dedicated to the field as she is.
Care Manager: Sandringham Lodge and Square
Marcelle completed her Occupational Therapy degree at the University of Witwatersrand in 2007. In 2008 she did her community service at Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital within the forensic adult and adolescent sections. She has worked in various mental health settings with a focus on improving functioning and work skills and began her employment with the Chev’s protected employment division in 2015. In 2018 Marcelle completed a diploma in Vocational Rehabilitation and was promoted to Care Manager of Sandringham Lodge and Sandringham Square mental health facilities.
Care Manager: Arcadia
Janine qualified as a social worker with a BA(SocSci) from RAU in 1999 and started working at Child Welfare in 2000. While working, she achieved her Master’s degree in social work. After 18 months, Janine moved to Firlands Children’s Home and has been a social worker in residential care ever since. She worked at Firlands until 2006 and then moved to Acres of Love, a home for orphaned and HIV positive babies and children. In 2011 she was employed at Arcadia as a social worker and in 2016 became the Day Care Manager. In March 2019, she was promoted to the position of Arcadia’s Care Manager.
General Manager: Cemeteries
David is a CA. He worked at, and headed, various company financial departments since graduating from University Cape Town in 1980. Soon after getting married he relocated to Pretoria where he first became involved with the local Chevrah Kadisha. A few years later the family moved to Johannesburg where David secured a voluntary position at West Park Cemetery, later becoming the Funeral Director of the Johannesburg Chevrah Kadisha and then being promoted to General Manager, Cemeteries. David feels honoured and privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to serve the community with such holy work.
Rabbi Jonathan Fox
Rabbi Jonathan Fox began his work at the Chev in 2007 and completed his Rabbinic ordination (semicha) in 2008 through the Johannesburg Beth Din. Rabbi Fox has published two books, Halacha Companion and The Rashi Challenge, both of which have haskomas from the Chief Rabbi and the Rosh Beth Din.
Rabbi Fox’s passion is teaching Torah to the elderly and exposing them to the beauty of authentic Judaism. Rabbi Fox also has a degree in Actuarial Science and worked in the actuarial field for 15 years.