Since our beginnings 30 years ago, JWA has become a key communal resource in the Jewish community. We are now the community’s ‘go-to’ service for anything around violence against women, and the community is supporting us to develop our two new services: our Dina Project for women affected by sexual violence, and our project supporting Jewish organisations to develop a robust response to sexual harassment.

As our referrals continue to increase, so too increasing numbers of rabbis and communal professionals recognise the need to speak out and support women in the community who are affected by violence against women. This is in part due to our increased profile, backed up by changes in the wider community.

Most importantly, the major synagogue movements have spoken out powerfully together, in unity, that domestic abuse is something we must tackle together as one community. We must make our community a place where violence against women is not tolerated. With their ongoing support, we can continue to work together, to ensure that our community is hostile to violence against women, and is one which is open and receptive to women seeking support.

Help us to continue to increase our impact in the Jewish community