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Archive for the ‘JWA news’ Category

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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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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Staff Changes

15 June 2014
There have been a number of personnel changes at JWA over the past months. We were sad to say goodbye to Emma Bell, previous Executive Director of JWA, in June. She had led JWA through really exciting times of development, and we are all grateful to her for that. Naomi Dickson, new Executive Director, took up her appointment in June. Naomi has been involved in JWA...
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Annual Review 2011/12

01 December 2013
Enjoy reading an overview of JWA during the past year, including coverage of our Community Support, Children and Young People, Refuge, Helpline, Counselling and Education Programmes services, plus income outline and client letters. Click to read the review on our Publications and Materials...
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2013 Campaign launched!

21 November 2013
Domestic abuse has existed in the Jewish community for ages... Our latest campaign seeks to raise awareness of domestic abuse in general and specifically of the fact that it affects women of all ages within the Jewish community. In the three examples we have picked from hundreds of cases, we have highlighted the experiences of a teenager, an expectant mother and a...
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