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Archive for July, 2015

Volunteer News

09 July 2015
Volunteers Conference On a Sunday in May, 30 women met together at the MAZCC in Leeds, for JWA's annual volunteers conference. The theme of the conference was "30 years of JWA Volunteering", as it was 30 years ago this year, that the Leeds-based founders of JWA started supporting women victims of DV. It was a chance to celebrate how far JWA has progressed over 30...
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Exciting new initiative: McKenzie Friends

09 July 2015
We're really pleased to announce that Jewish Women's Aid can now offer a new way of supporting our clients: McKenzie Friends. McKenzie Friends are 'buddies' who are allowed into court to support a person representing themselves. The McKenzie Friend has a very prescribed role in court: they can't talk aloud, they can't represent the client legally, they can't address...
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DV doesn’t happen to Jewish women: the challenges of giving JWA talks!

03 July 2015
Jewish Women’s Aid has been supporting women and their children who are affected by domestic violence for over 30 years, our posters are in many shuls around the UK, we give talks and we advertise in the press - and yet there is still an overwhelming sense that it can’t happen to Jewish women. When we give talks or trainings to non-Jewish groups, one of the...
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