Jewish Women’s Aid launches vital fundraiser this weekend

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Jewish Women’s Aid launches vital fundraiser this weekend

Matched campaign for domestic abuse and sexual violence charity hopes to raise £1.5 million

The Chief Rabbi with JWA at the November 2023 launch of its awareness Shabbat
The Chief Rabbi with JWA at the November 2023 launch of its awareness Shabbat

A charity supporting women affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence is launching a 36-hour matched fundraising campaign this weekend.

The Charity Extra fundraiser for Jewish Women’s Aid’s (JWA) runs from the 17-18th March and hopes to raise £1.5 million.

JWA campaign 2024

Deputy chief executive officer and director of client services, Karen Lewis said: “Women affected by abuse and violence are facing increasingly complex challenges. Increased living costs, delays in family court processes, rising fears of antisemitism, and events in Israel triggering past traumas have worsened already intolerable situations. Demands for our services show no sign of abating in 2024. Already this year, we have responded to a 24% increase in new referrals.”

Sam Clifford, former executive director of Finchley Reform shul, takes up the role of chief executive officer in April.

To support JWA’s campaign, click here.

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