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In Memoriam- Zach Klement

The RSY-Netzer and Reform Judaism family is devastated by the loss of Zach Klement. Zach was an outstanding leader and educator at RSY-Netzer and so willing to share his experience and guidance. He was a friend to all who knew him and his passing is truly a huge loss.

The RSY-Netzer family will in particular be missing Zach’s humour, his company and his amazing videos. They will be organising a space to come together and remember Zach and will update you soon.

Even when Zach was struggling, he so much still wanted to help others. We would like to again share his collection of wellbeing tips, put together by Zach to help others with their mental health.

Speaking at the Reform Judaism Annual Dinner in 2018, Zach said “To sum it all up I think that being part of this Reform Jewish Community has pushed me to be the best version of myself. The opportunities, experiences and friendships that I have gained are invaluable. I am extremely grateful to RSY-Netzer, North West Surrey Synagogue and Reform Judaism for being there, not only when things are going well but also when I was struggling.”

We feel very fortunate to have had Zach in our community.

If you have been affected by this very sad news, please do seek support.

The Samaritans 24/7 helpline can be reached by calling 116 123.

The Shout 24/7 helpline can be accessed by texting SHOUT to 85258.

Help and advice from Papyrus, which seeks to prevent young suicide, can be seen by clicking here.

You can access bereavement support from Grief Encounter by emailing grieftalk@griefencounter.org.uk

The Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service Telephone can be accessed by phoning 020 8951 3881.

Jami’s online support can be accessed by clicking here.

More charities and helplines offering support for a variety of mental health conditions can be found on the NHS website.

Your Rabbi is also there to support you with difficult matters.

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