NLJC makes a special High Holy Day charity appeal each year during which we collect and transmit donations on behalf of our community. Members of our congregation choose the charities to be supported each year.
We aim to support two charities a year, raising donations during the High Holy Days and over the Channukah period.
We support the Norwich Foodbank with non-perishable items.
This year we are also supporting: Jewish Women’s Aid.
There is a belief that Jewish Women are valued and respected and never abused or disrespected. This is not true. They are just like everyone else, and there are many Jewish women who need our help now. As Jewish Women’s Aid remind us , “As the cost of living crisis unfolds, we are fully committed to meet to meet the inevitable increased need from our community, …” Over the first half of 2022, JWA provided counselling, children’s therapy, ssafety planning, risk reduction emotional support, legal options, benefits and advice to 193 women and girls. They also operate a confidential Helpline and Webchat.
Given the impact the current economy is having on poor families, there has scarcely been a more crucial time to support the Norwich Food Bank, a local charity. NLJC members, along with other members of the local Council of Christians and Jews chapter, have also volunteered at the Norwich Food Bank. NLJC collects & drops off non-perishable foods for the Norwich Food Bank.
We have supported many charities including Harwich Kindertansport Memorial Appeal, New Routes Integration, Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality, Sindyanna of Galilee, Ma’ayan baBustan (or in Arabic, Ein Bustan). It is the first Jewish/Arab Waldorf kindergarten in Israel.