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Archive for the ‘JWA news’ Category

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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Introducing new Trustee Jean Silkoff

05 May 2015
Jean joined the Board last year. We asked her 7 questions by way of introduction. What drew you to JWA rather than another charity? I was a helpline volunteer in the early days of JWA, and the organisation and its ethos has always held my interest.  An incident of domestic abuse to a colleague when I was a nurse made me want to help wherever I could. Tell...
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McKenzie Friend

27 March 2015
We have recently been recruiting for new volunteers to join us as McKenzie Friends. McKenzie Friends will accompany and support JWA clients who are representing themselves in the family court, making notes and whispering advice. There is an increased need for this role due to cuts in Legal Aid and having a McKenzie Friend for support at such a vulnerable time...
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Courses for Jewish Professionals

23 February 2015
Jewish Women’s Aid is pleased to announce our Spring 2015 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 physical, and the signs...
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IDEVAW 2014

21 November 2014
Tuesday 25th November is the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, a very important day in JWA's calendar. We will be marking the day by holding a stall at Brent Cross Shopping Centre in North London, to showcase our work and to spread awareness of our services. We would like to invite any of our supporters to stop by to say hello, meet...
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Board Changes

23 September 2014
JWA are extremely grateful to Frances Turner, who has been Chair of JWA’s board for the last 5 years. She has been a wonderful Chair, and has worked tirelessly to steer JWA through various transitions. She leaves a real legacy of stability and professionalism. We are delighted that Liz Gould and Hilda Worth (see photo above) have become our new Co-Chairs....
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New refuge provision – Sheila House

23 September 2014
After lots of planning and preparation we are very excited that the new JWA refuge is now ready to take its first family. We have been very grateful for all the wonderful items that have been donated, including children’s books and toys to furniture and fittings. Some staff members have been going backwards and forwards to the property over the summer to arrange...
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Membership Drive & Membership Benefits Scheme

31 August 2014
Our new membership drive for 2014 has started, and we are delighted with the response!  There are lots of new members joining JWA to help stand together against domestic abuse, and to support the women and children affected by it. For the first time ever, we have been able to offer an exciting package of membership benefits, for people who wanted to take them up....
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