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Press release – Sandy Rashty runner-up for prestigious award!

09 December 2016
Journalist Sandy Rashty has been awarded runner-up for the UK's first ever EVAW 'Ending Violence Against Women & Girls' media awards.  Sandy's excellent JC article on Jewish Women's Aid and ending violence against women in the Jewish community earned her the runner-up in the New Journalist category. We are really thrilled for Sandy, who is a steadfast...
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JWA Annual Lunch 2016

24 May 2016
The JWA Annual Luncheon 2016 was held at the Montcalm Hotel. It was a wonderful event, as always, and did a lot to raise awareness about domestic violence and abuse in the Jewish community. Around 250 charitable women attended, and raised a substantial amount of money which goes directly to our core services. Our guest speaker was Luciana Berger MP, who spoke...
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Moving on

18 May 2016
We recently moved to a new head office. It was a pretty seamless move, as they go: well organised, good-humoured, with an excellent removals consultant and very obliging removal men. We spent many days packing and archiving, so that by the time we left we had seriously downsized our files and thrown out a huge amount of the "just in case" things we had kept for...
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Training Courses for Professionals

04 April 2016
    Jewish Women’s Aid is pleased to announce our Spring 2016 courses for Jewish professionals working with Jewish women and their families. Whether you work in a school, a synagogue or another communal setting, you will be encountering Jewish women affected by domestic abuse. The problem is, it may not be obvious.  Domestic abuse is not just...
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AGM 2016

22 February 2016
On Monday 22 February 2016, JWA's annual general meeting took place. The AGM allowed JWA to show results over a 16 month period, as the Charity's year end changed to close on 31 July 2015. The 2014-15 annual review was distributed to all that attended and is available for download here. Her Honour Judge Dawn Freedman, trustee of JWA since 2009, was the guest...
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Tea and Consent

23 December 2015
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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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Maccabi GB Community Fun Run

15 June 2015
It really was a fantastic day, bringing together the community to celebrate and support many wonderful charities. JWA were really proud to have a team of 38 runners taking part in the 1k run, 5k walk, 5k run and 10k run events. It was very exciting to see the JWA runners pass our cheering point en route - we made sure to give them a big cheer! Back at the...
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JWA Annual Lunch 2015

15 May 2015
This year’s Annual Lunch was held on 14th May, at The Montcalm hotel in London. The Lunch is always one of the most popular events of the JWA calendar, and is a great occasion for celebrating the achievements of JWA over the past year, and looking forward to the next. We were delighted that our speaker this year was Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE. Baroness...
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Welcome to JWA’s new members of staff

05 May 2015
Since the last newsletter, there have been a few changes in personnel. We welcome two new members of staff to our Client Support team (previously known as Community Support). Caryn Bentley joined the staff in April, taking over from Esther Mankoff. Caryn is originally from South Africa and is a counsellor. She has joined the Client Support Team with specific...
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